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Lisa Hirsch
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Technical writer, nidan, alto
Technical writer, nidan, alto

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Cast Changes: <I>Les Huguenots</I> at the Opéra National de Paris
The upcoming revival of Les Huguenots  at the Opéra National de Paris has now had two  cast changes, and, well, yeah, they're the singers you just might have expected to cancel. Diana Damrau was original cast as Marguerite de Valois, a role that Joan Suther...
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NY Philharmonic Fires Two Players
Not exactly, but that's what they are trying to do, according to a story in the Times by Michael Cooper : principal oboist Liang Wang and associate principal trumpet player Matthew Muckey have both been placed on unpaid leaves of absence. The orchestra plan...
NY Philharmonic Fires Two Players
NY Philharmonic Fires Two Players
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Runnicles and Luisotti
I did a summing up the other month of Nicola Luisotti's career at San Francisco Opera, but I omitted something I'd consider important: a summary of the composers he performed at SF. Just for the heck of it, I'm including Donald Runnicles for contrast: Runni...
Runnicles and Luisotti
Runnicles and Luisotti
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<i>Roberto Devereux</i> at San Francisco Opera
Russell Thomas in the title role of  Roberto Devereux Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera San Francisco Opera is currently presenting Donizetti's Roberto Devereux , for the first time since 1979. It's one of the so-called Tudor Queen Trilogy operas, alth...
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Cleveland Orchestra Suspends Principal Trombonist
After the July WaPo story about sexual harassment in the classical music world , which included information about concertmaster William Pruecil the Cleveland Orchestra commissioned a full investigation into harassment issues at the orchestra. Now they've su...
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Luisi Withdraws, Young to Conduct
First cast change announcement of the San Francisco Symphony season: Fabio Luisi's planned April, 2019, program is postponed to a future season. Simone Young steps in with a completely different program. From the press release: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 8...
Luisi Withdraws, Young to Conduct
Luisi Withdraws, Young to Conduct
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Tearing My Hair Out: NY Times Does It Again
Do women in classical music matter to the NY Times? What has me going this week is an article that is, exasperatingly, called "Five Minutes to Make You Love Classical Music." Exasperating because that's as clickbait as it gets; the entire proposition is dub...
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Future Women's Intensive Self-Defense Class: Send Me Email!
Not enough sign-ups for the class I'd planned for this month, so I'm going to try something a little different: ask potential students what dates would work for them, because we are all so busy . Here are dates that would work for me from October to the end...
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And SFS Has a Two New Members
Also in that email from SFS, important news: This year, we welcome two new members of the orchestra:  Wyatt Underhill  joins the San Francisco Symphony as Assistant Concertmaster and  Aaron Schuman  joins as Associate Principal Trumpet. Underhill comes to t...
And SFS Has a Two New Members
And SFS Has a Two New Members
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Oh, No: Robin Sutherland is Retiring!
San Francisco Symphony's annual personnel update came out today, and this was what first jumped out at me: Longtime Principal Keyboard  Robin Sutherland  retires this season, following more than 40 years with the Symphony. Details of a celebration of Suther...
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