Gustavo Dudamel Hasn’t Conducted Much Opera. That’s OK.

This classical superstar, just named as the Paris Opera’s next music director, isn’t the first maestro to jump to the theater.

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Gustavo Dudamel, Superstar Conductor, Is to Lead Paris Opera

In a coup, the venerable company has hired as its next music director the rare classical artist to have crossed into pop-culture celebrity.

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Members of the Paris Opera Take Their Talents to a Different Stage

The singers, dancers and musicians played on, serenading their phones, pirouetting in masks and performing, faceless, on the radio.

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The Paris Opera, Awaiting Normalcy, Forges Ahead

There’s no applause for these performers, but they’re working to be ready for live audiences when they return.

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A New ‘Aida’ Lands in the Middle of France’s Culture Wars

The production, which examines the work’s colonial legacy, opened after the far right accused the Paris Opera of “antiracism gone mad.”

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`Woke’ American Ideas Are a Threat, French Leaders Say

Politicians and prominent intellectuals say social theories from the United States on race, gender and post-colonialism are a threat to French identity and the French republic.

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Stéphane Lissner on Guiding Italy’s Oldest Opera House Through a Pandemic and Beyond

After warring with powerful unions in Paris, Stéphane Lissner has moved to Naples to run the Teatro di San Carlo.

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Running the Paris Opera Was Never Going to Be Easy. But Come On.

Alexander Neef has taken on one of the most prestigious jobs in culture amid a pandemic, labor strikes and internal unrest.

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