Robert Spano Named Music Director of Washington National Opera

The Washington National Opera has announced the appointment of conductor Robert Spano as Music Director of the WNO, beginning in the 2025–2026 season. Spano will become the music director designate, effective immediately until his initial three-year term begins in September 2025. In the new position, Spano will provide musical leadership for the company, overseeing the Washington National Opera Orchestra, Chorus, {…}

New Study Finds Gender Inequality & Non-Standard Work in US Opera Production

(Photo credit: Adrien Coquet) Dr. Caitlin Vincent (University of Melbourne) and Dr. Amanda Coles (Deakin University) have published their findings on the gender inequality and the impacts of non-standard work in the US opera industry. The team tracked women’s representation as conductors, directors, and designers at the 11 largest opera companies in the United States – the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe {…}