Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Art Life and Stilettos News Roundup

The Met drops its Blackface Otello, Abbado Receives a Posthumous Honour, Carnegie Hall Loses Their Chairman.

After 124 years, The Metropolitan Opera is breaking with tradition and producing an Otello that is not in blackface. (via New York Times)

Montreal maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin signs on for 5 more years at the Orchestre Métropolitain. (via Montreal Gazette)

Gramophone honours Claudio Abbado with one final prize. (via The Guardian)

It’ll be alright on the night: how musicians cope with performance stress. (via The Guardian)

Tintin, the lovable blonde cartoon character and his faithful dog snowy that we all remember just became an opera. (via The Star)

Carnegie Hall chairman Ronald Perelman steps down after stating to his fellow trustees that he believed “some of the laws governing nonprofits were not being followed at Carnegie”. (via New York Times)

 

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