The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has started a significant downturn amid negotiations between musicians and management. In response to the negative comments regarding the lockout, the ASO shut down the "comments" section on the website.
The status of orchestras across the nation seem to remain steeped in perpetual turmoil. The Metropolitan Opera avoided a lockout, but now the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Saturday night deadline passed without a new contract agreement. This could mean a lockout to could ensue.
Perhaps Fabio Luisi's schedule just found some free time--as the famed Zurich Opera music director will not renew his contract as principal conductor of The Metropolitan Opera in 2017. Instead, he will pursue his new withstanding contract with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Fabio Luisi will be quite busy in the coming years. Music director of the Zurich Opera and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, now Luisi will be named principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
After ending what almost spilled into a hasty lockout, the Opera is back in action and with an extensive list of performances live streamed at BAM from October 11 to April 25.
And thus, the strife is o'er for the Metropolitan Opera. After weeks of back-breaking negotiations, all parties can look forward to the forthcoming season, as Peter Gelb & Co. have finally ended the renewal process.
Well, wouldn't you know; the Metropolitan Opera has finally found some common ground. GM Peter Gelb and two of the Met's largest union factions have reached tentative labor deals, while negotiations for 10 other unions are still in progress.
With the Metropolitan Opera sliding down the slopes of bankruptcy, and with the possibility of closing its doors due to an inevitable lockout, Peter Gelb has come under serious heat.
Where the status of classical music is subject to a much-heated debate among listeners, it should be noted that someone, somewhere, is still appreciating and contributing to the classical zeitgeist.
With the death of Carlo Bergonzi, famed Verdi tenor, earlier this week, many singers have come forward to express both their condolences and stories of his influence on their own voices. One such remembrance comes care of Classicalite favorite Placido Domingo.
The Met Opera has hit some hard times, and those times just continue to fall closer to the floor as the company seeks concession from its workers amid labor talks and contract negotiations.
The Metropolitan Opera's stuff has been hitting the fan lately. Those financial troubles still threaten to take down the New York City institution. And now, musicians of the opera orchestra may go on strike--if their contract talks with Peter Gelb and Co. should fail.
The life of a struggling artist doesn't warrant the enviable praise from critics, audiences and so on. Opera singers, jazz players, rock musicians, "Showtime" subway dancers and so on all put in the time to earn the buck.
Kristine Opolais won't need to clean the dust under her eyelids this week. With her first Madama Butterfly in the pocket, the Latvian soprano considered her day had been completed with grace. Or so she thought.
Like a chord unresolved, or getting mugged just before you get home, so, too, did Massenet's Werther get undercut on the final note. One of the more heart-wrenching endings in Francophone opera, the would-be dramatic death of German tenor Jonas Kaufmann's title character found little actual sympathy no thanks to the Met's bumbling tech department.