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NY Wagner Society Honors Met Opera Orchestra

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The Wagner Society of New York — the largest in North America — reserves its Anton Seidel Award for the rare artist whose achievements in Wagner’s music have reached historic status.  Past honorees have included James Levine, Birgit Nilsson and Plácido Domingo. This week the Society has announced a new honoree:  The orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera.  And well-deserved...

Management is to Censorship as Competence is to Nonsense

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Two recent and independent events – Peter Gelb’s misguided and short-lived effort to muzzle bad reviews in the house organ Opera News and the cancellation of an announced concert of Wagner’s music at Tel Aviv – have raised principles that ought to be separate, but are too often conflated.  Let’s distinguish “managing an international arts organization” […]

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