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Thursday, January 19, 2012

New York City Opera Ratifies Agreement by Daniel J. Wakin

An agreement had been reached earlier this week, ending a lockout and nearly a year of bitter negotiations.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New York City Opera Announces Deal With Unions by Daniel J. Wakin

The company cleared a major obstacle in its effort to forge ahead in reduced form and without its Lincoln Center home, saying on Wednesday that it had reached agreements with both of its maj…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New York Philharmonic Interrupted by Chimes Mahler Never Intended by Daniel J. Wakin

Alan Gilbert, the conductor of the New York Philharmonic, halted the orchestra and made everyone wait when the cellphone belonging to a member of the audience at Tuesday night's concert bega…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Washington National Opera to Present 'Ring' Cycle in 2016 by Daniel J. Wakin

This "Ring" was directed by Francesca Zambello, who was recently named the Washington company's artistic adviser.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

A Last-Minute Substitution for 'Faust' by Daniel J. Wakin

The tenor Roberto Alagna will take over the the title role in "Faust" on Monday night, which means he will be singing two major roles in two nights: on Tuesday he is scheduled to appear as C…

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Opera Boston to Shut Down by Daniel J. Wakin

The company will close Jan. 1 due to financial problems.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Alex Poots Named Artistic Director at Park Avenue Armory by Daniel J. Wakin

The Park Avenue Armory takes another step to being a major arts institution with the appointment of an artistic director, Alex Poots.

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Dance Theater of Harlem to Start Auditions for Revived Troupe by Daniel J. Wakin

The company, which closed in 2004, will hold auditions to create a new stripped-down troupe of 18 dancers and hopes to return to a New York stage by spring 2013.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Mediator Sits Down With City Opera and Union Leaders by Daniel J. Wakin

Talks on a new contract broke down on Nov. 30, threatening the New York City Opera's upcoming season.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

James Levine Withdraws From Conducting at the Met, Until at Least 2013 by Daniel J. Wakin

Mr. Levine cancelled the last remaining dates on his schedule and withdrew from all productions he had planned to lead next season.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mediator Appointed in City Opera Labor Dispute by Daniel J. Wakin and Steven Greenhouse

City Opera's management had made the request after talks fell apart shortly after midnight last Thursday, and union officials had said they were open to the idea.

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Watching a La Scala Opening on the Big Screen by Daniel J. Wakin

Despite a technical glitch, the broadcast from Milan was shown at Big Cinemas Manhattan.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011

City Opera Calls for Mediator in Impasse With Unions by Daniel J. Wakin

New York City Opera announced on Monday that it was seeking the help of a federal mediator to address a deadlock with the unions representing its chorus and orchestra.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Talks Break Down Between City Opera and Unions by Daniel J. Wakin

The development raises the possibility of a strike by the orchestra and chorus.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Michael Grandage To Form Theater Company by Daniel J. Wakin

Michael Grandage, director of the Donmar Warehouse theater and known to New York audiences this season for his Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni," is striking out on hi…

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National Gallery Cracks Down on Scalped Tickets by Daniel J. Wakin

The National Gallery in London cracks down on ticket-scalping for Leonardo da Vinci exhibit.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Two Stars Leaving Bolshoi Ballet for Theater in St. Petersburg by Daniel J. Wakin

Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev are joining the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

ArtsBeat Blog: Taylor Takes on Dickens in 'A Christmas Carol' by Daniel J. Wakin

James Taylor will play Bob Cratchit in a production of Charles Dickens' "Christmas Carol" at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Mass., next month.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Levine Withdraws Again From Met Production by Daniel J. Wakin

The conductor James Levine is withdrawing from Wagner's "Götterdämmerung," the final installment of the Metropolitan Opera's new "Ring" cycle.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Temperamental Opera Star Acts Up Again: 'Ring' Set Malfunctions at Met by Daniel J. Wakin

Siegfried and Brünnhilde are forced to improvise some staging.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011

Mariusz Kwiecien Withdraws From Met Performance by Daniel J. Wakin

He injured his back at rehearsal on Monday and was scratched from Thursday's opening night.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama, Iman and John Legend to Kick Off Ailey Season by Daniel J. Wakin

The first lady, Michelle Obama, and the model Iman will be honorary chairs of the opening night gala performance of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at City Center on Nov. 30.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

American Ballet Theater to Launch Training Course in Russia by Daniel J. Wakin

American Ballet Theater is bringing its traditions into a heart of the dance world.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kennedy Center to Replace Its Pipe Organ by Daniel J. Wakin

The Kennedy Center announced it would replace the long-maligned organ in its concert hall with a new 5,000-pipe instrument.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

City Opera Fills in Blanks in Its Schedule by Daniel J. Wakin

The New York City Opera on Monday filled in some blanks in the schedule for its peripatetic season.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Director for Nederlands Dans Theater by Daniel J. Wakin

Paul Lightfoot, who has spent nearly his entire career with the Nederlands Dans Theater as a dancer and choreographer, has been elevated to artistic director.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Spotting a Few Sharks and Jets at New York Philharmonic's 'West Side Story' by Daniel J. Wakin

Members of the cast of the 50-year-old movie version of Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" appeared at the screening.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Classic Score by Bernstein Is Remade by Daniel J. Wakin

The New York Philharmonic will perform a recreated score of “West Side Story” at Avery Fisher Hall on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

James Levine Withdraws From Met Fall Season by Daniel J. Wakin

James Levine, the Metropolitan Opera's music director, has withdrawn from all performances at the Met for the rest of the year after falling while on vacation in Vermont and damaging a vert…

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