The Netrebko Question

The Russian soprano Anna Netrebko is opera’s biggest star. But her career is in disarray because of her ties to Putin, and arts companies around the world are divided on whether to welcome her back.

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Valery Gergiev Faces Removal From Podiums Over Support for Putin

The Munich Philharmonic and other institutions threatened to cut ties with the Russian conductor unless he denounced the invasion of Ukraine.

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Carla Fracci, Expressive Doyenne of Italian Ballet, Dies at 84

A major figure in 20th-century dance, she was acclaimed for her directness and emotional naturalness onstage, especially in the title role of “Giselle.”

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Kurt Weill’s Path From Europe to Broadway Was a Straight Line

Weill’s early, Weimar-era works reveal the qualities that found a natural home in his golden age American musicals.

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10 Classical Concerts to Stream in March

Mitsuko Uchida, the Louisiana Philharmonic and a performance organized by Teju Cole are among the highlights.

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10 Classical Concerts to Stream in March

Mitsuko Uchida, the Louisiana Philharmonic and a performance organized by Teju Cole are among the highlights.

#abrams-teddy, #bryan-courtney-composer, #cal-performances, #catalyst-quartet, #classical-music, #cole-teju, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deutsche-oper-berlin, #komische-oper-berlin, #la-scala-opera-house-milan-italy, #lindsey-kate-1980, #louisiana-philharmonic-orchestra, #louisville-orchestra, #mcgill-anthony, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #orchestra-of-st-lukes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #uchida-mitsuko, #young-concert-artists

In Italy, ‘Io Resto a Casa,’ but Still I Dance

With the country in lockdown, dancers do barre exercises in their bedrooms and take classes on WhatsApp.

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