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Opera Houses Under Fire: a manifesto for a living lyric drama
Elaborating on a debate with Bernard Foucroulle (director of La Monnaie in Brussels) and Pierre Audi (director of the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam) during NewOp in Brussels in November 2000, Lukas Pairon, director of the Ictus Ensemble and founder of NewOp, issued a statement entitled 'Opera Houses Under Fire' for their engagement towards new works.
Palais Garnier To Re-open after 18 Month Renovations
Closed for renovations for 18 months, the Palais Garnier will reopen its doors on the first of March. Not only has the auditorium been completely refurbished, but the work done backstage should ensure that the more than centenary Opéra can operate effectively well into the 21st century.
Happy Birthday Franz and Gaetano, two great melodists
In this commemorative year, we are also taking notice of the 100th anniversary of the death of Johannes Brahms, but the 200th birthday of two composers who have too often been misunderstood strikes me as the more imperative.
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