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LA Philharmonic Responds to False X-Twitter Account

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The LA Philharmonic has responded to the false X-Twitter page that falsely announced Zubin Meta’s death. The orchestra said on its X-Twitter page, “It’s come to our attention that there is an account that is spreading misinformation. The LA Phil is in no way associated with the account laphilnews, and no information it posts should be viewed as coming from {…}

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Oscar Nominee Da’Vine Joy Randolph Dreams of Playing Leontyne Price

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Oscar-nominated actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph has revealed that her dream is to interpret the life of Leontyne Price on film. During the Oscar Luncheon on Feb. 12, 2024, the actress told Variety, “Be that I’m a classically trained opera singer, I really want to tell the story and the life of Leontyne Price. And I want to speak multiple languages {…}

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Erin Morley Awarded Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters in France

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Erin Morley has been awarded the “Chevalière dans l’ordre des arts et lettres” at a ceremony in Paris. The award was bestowed to the soprano by the French government in recognition of Erin’s outstanding contribution to the arts. In a statement Morley said, “I am deeply moved this evening to have received the title of ‘Knight in the Order of {…}

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Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden General Director Steps Down

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(Credit: Sven Helge Czichy) Stage director Uwe Eric Laufenberg has stepped down as Intendant of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. He held the position for 10 years. Hesse art minister Timon Gremmels announced Laufenberg’s departure noting, “Both sides have decided to end their joint work after almost 10 years on January 22, 2024.” According to numerous sources, the reason for his {…}

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Equity UK Launches Peititon in Support of English National Opera Chorus

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Equity UK has launched a petition in support of English National Opera’s Chorus members. The petition which is directed to ENO’s Interim CEO, Jenny Mollica, and Chairman of the Board, Dr Harry Brünjes, demands fair wages on stage for the chorus. It adds, “We urge you to abandon your plans to make dramatic cuts to ENO chorus and stage management {…}