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Friday, June 7, 2019

They Brought Us the Works That Shaped This Year’s Tony Nominees by Daniel J. Wakin

A look at the men and women whose creations laid the foundations for shows like “Tootsie,” “The Cher Show” and “Network.”

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Met Benefactor Comes to Aid of Another Opera Company by DANIEL J. WAKIN

A $250,000 donation to Opera Orchestra of New York.

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Director Says He Left Met Production in Visa Spat by DANIEL J. WAKIN

Peter Stein, a German opera director, said he had been offended by his treatment after applying for a U.S. visa.

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A Musical Trip to Middle Earth by DANIEL J. WAKIN

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" showed on a large screen as an orchestra and chorus performed the film score by Howard Shore live at Radio City Music Hall Friday night.

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Orchestras on Big Screens: Chase Scene Needed? by DANIEL J. WAKIN

HD technology and movie theater broadcasts are changing the way performing arts are produced.

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Cast Set for Opera Based on 9/11 Hero by DANIEL J. WAKIN

The new work is by Christopher Theofanidis.

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Fleming Adds New Role, Helping Guide Opera Troupe by DANIEL J. WAKIN

In addition, she wants the Lyric to present American musicals, starting with “Oklahoma!” in the spring of 2013 and will give her thoughts on casting and future shows.

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Dancers Union Objects to City Ballet's Plan for Touring Troupe by Daniel J. Wakin

The union files an unfair labor practice charge.

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What Can You Find in the New York Philharmonic's Archives? by Daniel J. Wakin

The New York Philharmonic's digital archive, which went live on Thursday, contains a wealth of documents from 1943 to 1970.

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A Substitution Tonight at the Met by Daniel J. Wakin

Illness will keep Matthew Polenzani out of tonight's Metropolitan Opera production of "Don Pasquale."

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Met Backtracks on Drop in Average Audience Age by Daniel J. Wakin

A three-year overall average drop is a positive trend in the eyes of the Met.

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Cast Changes at the Met by Daniel J. Wakin

The soprano Anna Netrebko is ill and has pulled out of Saturday's matinee at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Paul McCartney Collaborates With City Ballet by Daniel J. Wakin

"Ocean's Kingdom," a major orchestral work written by Mr. McCartney, be performed at the company's fall gala on Sept. 22 and on other yet-to-be determined dates next season.

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Detroit Symphony Musicians Offer Binding Arbitration by Daniel J. Wakin

An earlier statement that they are going back to work proves incorrect.

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Gheorgiu Withdraws From Another Met Production by Daniel J. Wakin

After withdrawing from "Roméo et Juliette" she pulls out of "Faust."

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After Sour Note From Gheorghiu, Director Responds by Daniel J. Wakin

Des McAnuff says the soprano had ample opportunity to raise an objection.

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'Exhaustion' Sidelines Gergiev From Performance at the Met by Daniel J. Wakin

The Met says he still plans to conduct on Saturday afternoon.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Met Opera Announces Outdoor Performances by Daniel J. Wakin

The Metropolitan Opera will present free recitals in parks across New York City.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Isabel Leonard Wins Richard Tucker Award by Daniel J. Wakin

Past winners of the award, which comes with a $30,000 prize, have gone on to be major opera stars.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

From the Audience to the Stage at the Metropolitan Opera by Daniel J. Wakin

The soprano Danielle de Niese came for a relaxing evening at the Metropolitan Opera – in the audience – with her husband and parents on Tuesday night. Instead, she found herself onstage.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Philharmonic Pours More of its Archives Onto the Web by Daniel J. Wakin

The project has made available public programs, scores and internal documents from 1943, when Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the orchestra, to 1970, the year after he left as music di…

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

$5 Million Gift to Aid Juilliard Program for Minority Students by Daniel J. Wakin

A $5 million gift from Harriet Heyman and Michael Moritz will help the school's Music Advancement Program.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

ArtsBeat: Russia and Stravinsky Are Themes for SummerScape Festival by Daniel J. Wakin

The Bard College festival is scheduled for July 6-Aug. 18.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Alvin Ailey Troupe Headed to the David H. Koch Theater by Daniel J. Wakin

Since the New York City Opera left the Koch in 2011, dance has been filling the void.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Opera Meets Philosophy by Daniel J. Wakin

The Royal Opera in London has asked four composers to write works responding to philosophical questions.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

American Ballet Theater Announces Dancer Exchange by Daniel J. Wakin

Cory Stearns will dance with the Royal Ballet and the soloist Isabella Boylston will dance in the Royal Danish Ballet's "Nutcracker."

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Met Opera Raises $100 Million in Bond Sale by Daniel J. Wakin

The money will be used to pay off a bank loan, work down a line of credit and finance renovations.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New York City Opera to Hold Online Auction by Daniel J. Wakin

The opera, seeking to shed decades' worth of old sets, costumes and props, has decided to auction off most of the material next month.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Audra McDonald to Host 'Live From Lincoln Center' by Daniel J. Wakin

Lincoln Center, in announcing the position, stressed Ms. McDonald's ties to the arts complex.

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ArtsBeat: Tina Packer's Look at Women in Shakespeare Will Play Off Broadway by Daniel J. Wakin

Ms. Packer's 'Women of Will' is scheduled to begin Off Broadway performances on Jan. 27.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Capitol Steps and Dr. John in Town Hall Lineup for 2013 by Daniel J. Wakin

Other performers scheduled include Tommy Tune and the Chucho Valdes Quintet.

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