Der Dirigent und ehemalige Intendant der Festspiele Erl, Gustav Kuhn, hat den ihm 1999 verliehenen Tiroler Adler-Orden zurückgegeben. Das meldete die Tiroler Landeszeitung. Damit sei der Dirigent, der der sexuellen Belästigung bezichtigt wird, einem Aberkennungsverfahren zuvorgekommen. Read More →

Jun Märkl

German conductor Jun Märkl has cancelled concerts with the Belgrade Philharmonic over contractual issues. On his Facebook page, Märkl says: « For months I had been looking forward to making my debut in Belgrade from 13 – to 17 Jan 2020. Unfortunately there were disagreements over contractual issues which could not be resolved. Read More →

Louis Langrée
(c) Benoît Limero

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has extended the contract of Music Director Louis Langrée, 59, through the 2023-24 season, the organization announced at the orchestra’s 125th anniversary gala last Saturday. Read More →

Craig Kier

Annapolis Opera (Maryland) has announced that American conductor Craig Kier will become the company’s next Artistic and Music Director. Craig Kier will succeed Ronald J. Gretz, who announced his retirement in February 2019 after serving as Artistic Director of the Annapolis Opera for 37 years. Read More →

Conducting the Luxembourg Philharmonic during one of the Philharmonie’s popular Ciné-Concerts with Martin Scorsese’s film Taxi Driver (1976), American-born, UK-based conductor Robert Ziegler collapsed on stage. Paramedics from an ambulance rushed on stage and reanimated the conductor who was then taken to a hospital. The concert was cancelled. Read More →

Opéra Bastille, Paris

The Opéra National de Paris has cancelled yesterday’s performance of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Opéra Bastille due to a strike by some of the Opera’s staff, according to the company’s official website. Read More →

Michael Tilson Thomas
Photo: SFS

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announce the launch of SFS Media’s new Digital Concert Series on Apple Music and all major streaming and download platforms. In celebration of MTT’s 25th and final season as Music Director, the series will include live concert recordings from 2019–20 season concerts featuring composers that MTT and the SFS have championed throughout their decades together. Read More →

Ludwig van Beethoven

Eine aktuelle YouGov-Umfrage zu Beginn des Beethoven-Jahres zeigt, dass 95 Prozent der Deutschen der Namen Ludwig van Beethovens bekannt ist. Fast alle (98 Prozent) jener, die Beethoven kennen, ordnen ihn als Komponisten ein. Dass sein 250. Geburtstag Anlass des Jubiläumsjahres ist, wussten 41 Prozent der Beethoven-Kenner. Read More →

Georg Friedrich Händel

Das Jahr 2019 war für die Stiftung Händel-Haus ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr: Die Händel-Festspiele vom 31. Mai bis zum 16. Juni konnten mit rund 58.000 Besuchern den Besucherrekord von 2018 halten, und auch die Museumsangebote seien auf großes Interesse gestoßen, teilte die Stiftung heute mit. Read More →

© Jean Huot

Two productions from the partnership between United Instruments of Lucilin and the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg are going on tour! After the successful world premiere at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, United Instruments of Lucilin performed Adam Maor’s opera The Sleeping Thousand at the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg this week and then takes it, on January 16, to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Read More →

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