Updated Nov 21, 2014

Met Opera Deficit Climbs to $22 Million

The extent of the Metropolitan Opera’s financial ills was revealed yesterday by the company, which disclosed a $22 million deficit for 2013-14, or seven percent of its $316 million budget … »Read

Peter Sellars: 'The U.S. today is coming close to censorship'

In a preview  article for his staging of The Gospel According to the Other Mary, opening at the English National Opera tonight, director and Musical America 2015 Artist of the Year Peter … »Read

California Opera Cos to Share Casts, Costs

Two relatively small California opera companies have decided to pool their resources. Modesto’s Townsend Opera and Fresno Grand Opera will share production expenses 50-50 on two operas per … »Read

Lausanne Chamber Orch Taps Weilerstein

 Joshua Weilerstein is to be the new artistic director of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, as of 2015-16. Weilerstein, 26, is currently in his third season as assistant conductor of the … »Read

Italy’s Opera Orchestras: How Much Do They Actually Work?

What with all the recent financial woes and labor strife among Italy's opera houses, it seems an apt time to examine the facts and figures of their orchestras' contracts. Following are a few … »Read




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Each month, Musical America spotlights an important emerging talent. If you haven't heard of the New Artist of the Month before, we predict you will soon.

Speranza Scappucci, conductor
New Artist of the Month
November 2014
Julie Adams, soprano
New Artist of the Month
October 2014
Isaac Selya, conductor
New Artist of the Month
September 2014
Simone Porter, violinist
New Artist of the Month
August 2014
Takaoki Onishi

New Artist of the Month
July 2014
Omer Meir Wellber

New Artist of the Month
June 2014
Peabody Southwell

New Artist of the Month
May 2014
Katarina Bradić

New Artist of the Month
April 2014
The Dover Quartet
New Artist of the Month
March 2014
Francesca Rose dePasquale, violinist
New Artist of the Month
February 2014
Maria Perrotta, pianist
New Artist of the Month
January 2014
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violinist
New Artist of the Month
December 2013


Since 1960, each year Musical America honors several outstanding musicians with an award for excellence.


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