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Erin Wall to be Honored at Ruby Awards

The Canadian Opera Company has announced that the late soprano Erin Wall will be honored at this year’s Opera Canada Ruby Awards. The company noted that “Erin was a passionate supporter of young artist development. Following her passing in 2020, the Erin Wall Tribute Fund was established to keep her legacy alive through continued support for emerging opera artists.”
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The Opera Queen

This year’s edition of the Enescu Festival came to a close this year with good news and bad. The good news is that Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru, currently Music Director of the Orchestre National de France in Paris and Chief Conductor of the Orchestre National de France, will be entering the role of Artistic Director of the Festival, taking over from Vladimir Jurowski, who this autumn has begun his tenure as Music Director of Bayerische Staatsoper, in addition to his duties as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Along with duties in France and Germany, Măcelaru is also Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in California, and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Interlochen Arts Center in Michigan. He won a Grammy Award in 2020 for conducting Wynton Marsalis’ Violin Concerto with Nicola Benedetti and the Philadelphia Orchestra (Decca Classics). Timișoara is his hometown, which is where the next Enescu Festival is set to take place, in 2023. With such intercontinental experience, particularly within the realm of administration and festivals, Măcelaru may very well be the right man for the right job, coming in at just the right time.
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APEX Ensemble Returns with MET Opera’s Soprano Leah Hawkins for Season Opener

Montclair, NJ – APEX Ensemble, formerly The Montclair Orchestra, returns to the stage with conductor David Chan for the first time in 18 months with a program entitled ‘Sound & Fury’ on November 5, 2021, at Montclair’s Central Presbyterian Church (8pm). Soprano Leah Hawkins, joining the ensemble between appearances at...
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Wiener Staatsoper Announces Conductor Change for ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’

(Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera) The Wiener Staatsoper has announced a conductor change for its upcoming revival of “Adriana Lecouvreur.”. The company noted that due to an injury Omer Meir Wellber has had to cancel all performances of “Adriana Lecouvreur” which are set to take place between Oct. 22 through Nov. 5, 2021. As a result, Asher Fisch will conduct all performances.

Opéra de Paris Announces Cast Change for ‘Turandot’

The Opéra de Paris has announced a cast change for its upcoming revival of “Turandot.”. The company noted that Adrian Timpau withdrew from production in the role of Ping. As a result, Mattia Olivieri will take over the role. Olivieri has performed at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro del...