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2014-10-20 20:24:38

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC is delivering a firm message tonight at a demonstration outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest its staging of the "Death of Klinghoffer." Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, is reading the statement on behalf of AJC Executive Director David Harris, who currently is traveling overseas. The full text of the David Harris statement follows: Dear Friends, I'm very sorry I can't be with you...

2014-08-20 12:23:15

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story,La Cenerentola, with bel canto masterJuan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola's stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro's tutor, Alidoro, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, September 7 at...

2014-08-18 08:25:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allison Beck, Deputy Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), issued the following statement this morning on tentative agreements between the Metropolitan Opera and two of its largest unions, Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA): "I am pleased to announce that after many hours of intense negotiations, representatives of the Metropolitan Opera,...

2014-03-19 20:20:51

Immediate Action Taken in Effort to Avert Bankruptcy SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego Opera (Opera) will wind down operations upon the conclusion of its final performance of the 2014 Season on April 13, according to Opera General & Artistic Director, CEO Ian D. Campbell. "After nearly 50 years as a San Diego cultural cornerstone providing world-class performances, we saw we faced an insurmountable financial hurdle going forward," Campbell explained. "We...

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