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March 2019

February 28
News Previn lg thmb 319André Previn, 88, Composer, Conductor, Arranger, Pianist and Author, has Died
ANDRÉ PREVINBERLIN, APRIL 6, 1930—NEW YORK CITY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019  COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, ARRANGER, PIANIST, AUTHOR AND POLYMATH—André Previn lived numerous lives, winding up with one of the most consistently surprising careers of any modern...
February 23
Hilde Zadek, 101, Post-War Vienna State Opera Mainstay, has Died
HILDE ZADEKBROMBERG, PRUSSIA, DECEMBER 15, 1917—KARLSRUHE, GERMANY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019  HILDE ZADEK was an artist whose extraordinary career was shaped by the political and social tumult that engulfed Europe in the 1930s. The soprano was born in...
February 21
News Argento thmb 219Dominick Argento, 91, Celebrated American Composer of Lyric Operas and Songs, has Died
Composer Argento in 2001 Photo by Joel Larson DOMINICK ARGENTOYORK, PENNSYLVANIA, OCTOBER 27, 1927—MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, FEBRUARY 20, 2019  DOMINICK ARGENTO generated a large and varied output of predominantly vocal music...
February 20
The Metropolitan Opera's 2019-20 Season to Open with New Production of Porgy and Bess; Will Feature New Stagings of Fliegende Holländer, Wozzeck, Agrippina and Akhnaten  
Eric Owens as Porgy and Angel Blue as Bess in the Gershwins' Porgy and BessPhoto: Paola Kudacki/Met Opera THE METROPOLITAN OPERA will open its 2019-20 season on September 23 with a new production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess...
February 13
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Joyce DiDonato, Thomas Hampson, Susanna Phillips and Joseph Volpe Announced as Presenters for the Fourteenth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, baritone Thomas Hampson, soprano Susanna Phillips and Joseph Volpe, the former general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, have been announced as presenters for the Fourteenth Annual...
February 07
News Henry Timms Lincoln Center sm 219Henry Timms, Head of 92nd Street Y, Named as Lincoln Center's Next President and CEO
LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS announced today that it has appointed Henry Timms, the head of the 92nd Street Y, as the arts complex’s eleventh president and CEO. Timms’ tenure at Lincoln Center will begin in May 2019.  Since 2013, Timms...
January 29
News Bonazzi med 219Elaine Bonazzi, 89, Mezzo Who Created Roles for a Generation of American Composers, has Died 
  Mezzo BonazziPhotograph by Gerald Fitzgerald/OPERA NEWS ELAINE BONAZZIENDICOTT, NY, AUGUST 28, 1929—ELIZAVILLE, NY, JANUARY 29, 2019  A BRIGHT, VITAL FORCE in American opera for more than thirty years, the mezzo created roles...

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