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May 2018

May 15
News Nilsson Prize Stemme thmb 518Soprano Nina Stemme Named as the Recipient of the $1 Million Birgit Nilsson Prize 
SWEDISH SOPRANO NINA STEMME has been named as the recipient of the 2018 Birgit Nilsson Prize.   The award, which carries a $1 million prize, making it the largest prize given in classical music and opera, was announced today by the Birgit Nilsson...
May 10
Florentine Opera General Director William Florescu Abruptly Resigns from Milwaukee Company 
WILLIAM FLORESCU, who since 2005 has served as general director of Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera, abruptly resigned from his role with the company this week. Florescu’s departure was announced in a terse statement issued by the Wisconsin company on...
May 09
News Theorin thmb 518Soprano Iréne Theorin to Replace Ailing Evelyn Herlitzius as Brünnhilde in San Francisco Opera's Upcoming Ring Cycles
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA announced today that health considerations have forced German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius to withdraw from the role of Brünnhilde in the company’s upcoming Ring cycles.  Herlitzius, who had been scheduled to make her company...
May 01
Renée Fleming Receives Tony Nomination for Her Turn as Nettie Fowler in Carousel Revival
SOPRANO RENÉE FLEMING has been nominated for a Tony Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her turn as Nettie Fowler in the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel currently playing on...

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