May 31, 2007

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Galina Vishnevskaya, Now 80, Finds New Success as Film Actress
31 May 2007
Galina Vishnevskaya has not had an easy time of it this year. She has coped with the illness and death of her husband, Mstislav Rostropovich; and just a week or so after his burial, she herself was hospitalized for pneumonia for a few days and spent several weeks at her country home recuperating.

Paavo Järvi to Succeed Christoph Eschenbach at Helm of Orchestre de Paris
31 May 2007
The Estonian-American conductor Paavo Järvi, music director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, has been named the next music director of the Orchestre de Paris. He will succeed Christoph Eschenbach, whose term expires in the summer of 2010 and who did not wish to renew his contract, according to a statement released by the orchestra today.

Luisa Fernanda at the LA Opera!

Photo Journal: The ENO Premiere of Britten's Death in Venice
30 May 2007 -- "You won't see a more haunting production of Benjamin Britten's swansong opera than Deborah Warner's new staging," writes Richard Morrison in The Times of London about Death in Venice, which opened last week at English National Opera. "It's as shimmeringly beautiful as Venice itself, and as redolent of life slipping gently under the waves."

Anna Netrebko Makes Carnegie Hall Debut Tonight, Alongside Dmitri Hvorostovsky
30 May 2007 -- Anna Netrebko, the glamorous Russian soprano who made the Time 100 earlier this month, makes her Carnegie Hall debut tonight in a joint concert of opera arias and duets with baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Asher Fisch conducts the Orchestra of St. Luke's in the 8 p.m. concert on the Perelman Stage in Carnegie's Isaac Stern Auditorium.

Pianist Stephen Hough Barred from Playing Concert in Vietnam (29 May 2007)

Stradivarius Violin Stolen From Vienna Apartment (29 May 2007)

Juan Diego Flórez to Sing in Rock Concert in Lima (29 May 2007)

Roberto Alagna Cancels Another Opera Engagement (This Time in Advance) (29 May 2007)

Scientists Develop Software to Turn DNA Patterns Into Music (29 May 2007)

The Eastern Enlightenment: Carnegie Hosts Concert of Rediscovered Music from Catherine the Great's Court (29 May 2007)

Performances at Cleveland Orchestra and Detroit Symphony Are Literal Showstoppers (29 May 2007)

Free 'New York Philharmonic Offstage' Program to Feature Lang Lang on June 6 (27 May 2007)

Met's Acclaimed Barber of Seville with Flórez, DiDonato and Mattei Airs This Weekend on PBS (25 May 2007)

Photo Journal: 'Opera by Design' Opens at Gallery Met (25 May 2007)

Conductor Bramwell Tovey to Write Opera (25 May 2007)

Opera Australia Posts Record Surplus (25 May 2007)

St. Louis Violinist Wins Associate Concertmaster Post in Cleveland (25 May 2007)

Newly Discovered Mendelssohn Manuscripts Sold at Sotheby's (25 May 2007)

Tenor Christopher Ventris Wins 2007 Maria Callas Award from Dallas Opera (25 May 2007)

Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music to Celebrate Generation of '38 (25 May 2007)

Glimmerglass Opera's 2008 Season to Have Shakespearean Theme (24 May 2007)

Los Angeles Opera Names New Chorus Master: Grant Gershon of L.A. Master Chorale (24 May 2007)

Juilliard Choral Union Director Judith Clurman Resigns (24 May 2007)

Royal Danish Opera Commissions Version of Lars von Trier Film Dancer in the Dark (24 May 2007)

Yo-Yo Ma Takes Back Top Spot on Billboard Classical Chart from Lang Lang (24 May 2007)

The Show Must Roll On: Injured Soprano Finishes Scottish Opera's Lucia in Wheelchair (24 May 2007)

Del Tredici, Oteri, Gil Rose and Imani Winds Receive 2007 ASCAP Concert Music Awards (24 May 2007)

Leo Panasevich, First Violinist with Boston Symphony, Dies at 85 (23 May 2007)

Louisville Orchestra Comes Through Financial Troubles (23 May 2007)

English National Opera Averts Strike Through Voluntary Buyouts (23 May 2007)

Eastman School of Music Names Composer-Conductor Douglas Lowry Dean (23 May 2007)

Concert Pianist to Referee European Champions League Soccer Final (23 May 2007)

Private Equity Group Bids to Buy EMI Music (22 May 2007)

Chicago's New Period-Instrument Orchestra Debuts May 22-24 (22 May 2007)

Carnival Center Seeks $4 Million from Miami-Dade County (22 May 2007)

Carnegie Hall to Expand Into Studio Towers and Renovate Backstage Areas (22 May 2007)

Prince Charles Commissions Piano Concerto in Memory of Queen Mother; Lang Lang to Play Premiere (22 May 2007)

Free 'New York Philharmonic Offstage' Program to Feature Julian Rachlin on May 23 (22 May 2007)

Husband of Peter Maxwell Davies's Manager Arrested in Connection with Disappearance of £500,000 (22 May 2007)

New Zealand Symphony Names Pietari Inkinen Music Director (22 May 2007)

Bargemusic's New "Here and Now" Series to Launch With Music of George Crumb (21 May 2007)

In Dubrovnik, Politician Interrupts Orchestra Concert and Assaults Manager (21 May 2007)

Conductor Paul Daniel, Formerly of ENO, to Lead West Australian Symphony (21 May 2007)

Steve Reich and Sonny Rollins Receive Polar Music Prize in Stockholm (21 May 2007)

Konstantin Lifschitz to Play Well-Tempered Clavier Marathon at Free for All at Town Hall May 27 (21 May 2007)

Lang Lang's New Disc Tops Billboard Classical Chart; Chanticleer, Emerson Quartet, Nicole Cabell and Nina Stemme Enter As Well (19 May 2007)

Mary Zimmerman to Direct Sonnambula at Metropolitan Opera in 2008-09 (19 May 2007)

Metropolitan Opera Enjoys First Ticket Sales Increase in Six Years (18 May 2007)

Richard Tucker Foundation to Present Gala Concert in Malta (Simulcast to Washington, D.C.) (18 May 2007)

Jeffrey Kahane to Return to Colorado Podium After Ten-Week Hiatus (18 May 2007)

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