Review: ‘Turandot’ and ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann,’ Spectacle and Substance at Bregenz Festival

Puccini’s opera played at the festival’s floating stage while the Festspielhaus featured Stefan Herheim’s staging of Offenbach’s “Hoffmann.”









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The Little Orchestra Society Limits Schedule and Aims for Younger Audience

The ensemble, whose average age of its audience is dropping, is planning only 16 performances next season, down from 28 last season.









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Review: Nação Zumbi Returns to Central Park SummerStage

The show took the form of a 20-year anniversary for a concert the band had played on the same stage when Chico Science, then its leader, was still alive.









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Boston Symphony Extends Andris Nelsons’s Contract Through 2022

Mr. Nelsons, 36, will continue as music director, noting that he and the orchestra “speak the same language.”









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To Some, Beijing Olympics Song Is Suspiciously Similar to Ballad From Disney’s ‘Frozen’

One of 10 official songs of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games is drawing critical online attention to its similarity to “Let It Go,” the popular ballad from the film “Frozen.”









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ArtsBeat: Jill Scott Tops Chart With ‘Woman’

In a slow week for music sales, Jill Scott claims the top spot on the Billboard chart.









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ArtsBeat: Collegiate Chorale, Under a New Name, Is Teaming Up With City Center

The Collegiate Chorale is changing its name to MasterVoices and is starting a new partnership with City Center.









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Review: License and Restriction in a Work by La Monte Young at Dia Chelsea

Four cellists and eight trumpeters performed a 90-minute work by the Minimalist composer within “Dream House,” a four-walled installation at Dia Chelsea.









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