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Amazon workers in Germany to go on strike on 'Black Friday'

Trade union Verdi called on workers at seven German Amazon warehouses to go on a three-day strike that will coincide with "Black Friday"...
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Vice President for Development, Grand Rapids Symphony

Now in its 91th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Development, available in the first quarter of 2021. The Organizationhttps://www.grsymphony.org Now in its 91th season, the Grand Rapids Symphony (GRS) is a highly acclaimed orchestra that presents more than 400 performances annually, reaching a diverse audience of more than 200,000 concertgoers from 14 West Michigan counties. Nearly half of those who attend are st...
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It's a Nice Day for a Strike

Prime Day is upon us, an international holiday on which Amazon lures consumers with low, low prices for shit they don’t need, and advocacy groups plead with those same potential customers to think of the outrageous tax avoidance, union-busting, hazardous and potentially deadly working conditions, and the…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Verdi, Prime Day


German Amazon workers are striking on Prime Day after it scrapped their COVID-19 bonus payments

Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images German Amazon workers are striking during the company's Prime Day, a two-day discount event. Workers at seven Amazon warehouses in cities including Leipzig and Koblenz are striking in shifts to avoid large crowds. Amazon staff have been working "without adequate protection" during the pandemic, and the company has scrapped its coronavirus bonus, German trade union Verdi said. An Amazon spokesman told Business Insider that the strikes will have no impact...
Tags: Amazon, Germany, US, Trends, E-commerce, Ford, Trade unions, Retail, Workers Rights, Amazon Prime Day, Leipzig, Verdi, Koblenz, Reuters, American Chamber of Commerce, UNI Global Union


As Coronavirus Stalks Its Ranks, Bolshoi Theater Sings And Dances On

“Plans were announced over summer for something approaching a full season of opera and ballet across its three stages, and on 6 September, the theatre started the season with an all-star cast performing Verdi’s Don Carlo” — which was canceled after two performances because two of those stars contracted COVID. “‘Said the Bolshoi’s general director, Vladimir Urin, ‘Unfortunately, in the current situation, it can become part of our everyday lives that at short notice we can no longer put things on...
Tags: Art, Issues, Verdi, Vladimir Urin, Don Carlo, 09.23.20, COVID Said


As COVID Stalks Its Ranks, Bolshoi Theater Sings And Dances On

“Plans were announced over summer for something approaching a full season of opera and ballet across its three stages, and on 6 September, the theatre started the season with an all-star cast performing Verdi’s Don Carlo” — which was canceled after two performances because two of those stars contracted COVID. “‘Said the Bolshoi’s general director, Vladimir Urin, ‘Unfortunately, in the current situation, it can become part of our everyday lives that at short notice we can no longer put things on...
Tags: Art, Issues, Verdi, Vladimir Urin, Don Carlo, 09.23.20, COVID Said


Bolshoi's return stumbles after performers test positive for Covid-19

Realities of the pandemic intervene in Russian theatre’s bold plans for new seasonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Bolshoi’s doors have stayed open even in times of revolution and war. So after coronavirus forced the longest hiatus in the Moscow theatre’s schedule for more than two centuries, it was eager to bounce back.Plans were announced over summer for something approaching a full season of opera and ballet across its three stages, and on 6 September, the theat...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Dance, Culture, Stage, Ballet, Moscow, Verdi, Bolshoi, Don Carlo, Coronavirus outbreak


Madrid's Teatro Real cancels opera after social distancing protests – video

Audience members clapped and shouted in protest over a lack of social distancing measures in Madrid on Sunday night causing an opera to be pulled at the last minute.A performance of Verdi’s A Masked Ball at the Teatro Real was abandoned after two failed attempts to begin. The decision was made to bring down the curtain at about 9.10pm.One member of the audience said there were rows of more than a dozen people without any gaps between them. In a statement, theatre management said the house had be...
Tags: Europe, Theatre, Spain, Madrid, Verdi, Teatro Real, Coronavirus outbreak


Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Favorite Opera Recordings (and Her First Appearance in an Opera)

U.S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has thrown an unbearably fraught political year into further disarray, a fact that has sadly overshadowed memorialization of her inspiring life and career. Ginsburg was a personal hero for millions of activists and students—from grade school to law school; an icon casually identified by her initials by those who felt like they knew her. “For many women, and many girls,” Sheryl Gay Stolberg writes in a New York Times tribute, her loss...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, London, Justice, College, Chicago, Vienna, Current Affairs, New York Times, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barber, London Symphony Orchestra, Verdi, The New Yorker, Mozart


Madrid opera halted by audience protest over lack of social distancing

Spectators at Teatro Real say they were crammed into seats without space between them Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA performance of Verdi’s A Masked Ball was abandoned in Madrid on Sunday night after audience members protested over the lack of social distancing measures – especially for those in cheaper seats.One member of the audience at the Teatro Real opera house said there were rows of more than a dozen people without any gaps between them. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Opera, Madrid, Verdi, Teatro Real, Coronavirus outbreak


Anna Netrebko Hospitalized With COVID

The soprano was admitted to a Moscow hospital with pneumonia on Sept. 12, just days after she sang in two performances of Verdi’s Don Carlo, the Bolshoi’s first production since the pandemic shutdown. A third performance, scheduled for Sept. 10, was cancelled after another cast member, bass Ildar Abdrazakov, fell ill and tested positive for the coronavirus. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Moscow, Verdi, Anna Netrebko, Don Carlo, Ildar Abdrazakov, 09.17.20


Two more new titles announced for Glyndebourne Open House

Glyndebourne has announced the next two opera titles in its virtual festival, Glyndebourne Open House - Verdi’s Falstaff and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (pictured).
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Verdi’s Falstaff and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress - new titles announced for Glyndebourne Open House

Glyndebourne has announced the next two opera titles in its virtual festival, Glyndebourne Open House - Verdi’s Falstaff and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (pictured above).
Tags: Religion, Glyndebourne, Verdi, Stravinsky, Glyndebourne Open House


Behind the Paris Street Signs-Series 2, 16th Arrondissment

Did you like the first series in July of Behind the Paris Street Signs?   Here’s group two of the series. I’ve been spending time in the 16th arrondissement and spotted many signs with musicians, composers, and singers, so that’s the theme for this series. Alée Maria Callas I’m sure you know who Maria Callas is, but if you don’t, she was one of the great opera singers of the mid-20th century. Born Maria Anna Cecilia Sofia Kalogeropoulos  in New York City in 1923, of Greek immigra...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, France, Berlin, New York City, Rome, Prague, Munich, Paris, Italy, John, Naples, Napoleon, Verdi, Mozart


Blackhawks’ News & Rumors: Quotable Quotes From DeBrincat, Boqvist, More

It’s been a few days since we’ve last seen hockey. As of this past Wednesday, there were protests in the manner of postponed games by the players of the National Hockey League and the rest of the sports world. It’s been an impressive statement, to say the least, and hopefully it will lead to more discussion and action in the fight against racial inequality. Related – Blackhawks’ News & Rumors: Dach, Crawford & More As of Saturday, the intense playoff hockey battles begin once again inside...
Tags: Column, Sport, Ap, AHL, Hockey, NHL, National Hockey League, Chicago Blackhawks, Verdi, Edmonton Oilers, Blackhawks, Patrick Kane, Murphy, Jonathan Toews, Dylan Strome, Connor Murphy


Gabriella Tucci, Italian Soprano Who Sang 20 Roles At The Met, 90

Tucci began her career in Italy in the 1950s and went on to international acclaim, including in the 1960s at the Metropolitan Opera. “An unaffected and subtly compelling actress, she was best known for her interpretations of the spinto repertory, like her rendition of the title role of Verdi’s Aida, which demanded both lyric soprano lightness and the vocal heft to lift soaring phrases over an orchestra.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Italy, Verdi, Tucci, 07.17.20, Gabriella Tucci


La Scala Reopens For First Time Since COVID Lockdown

For now, it’s a small-scale relaunch: only 600 audience members in a roughly 2,000-seat house (so social distancing can be maintained) and chamber music rather than full-fledged opera. There will be a total of four programs in July before the traditional summer break; in September, the company will perform Verdi’s Requiem in Milan’s Duomo and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the theater. – France 24
Tags: Art, Music, Milan, France, Beethoven, Verdi, 07.07.20


Madrid's Teatro Real reopens with socially distanced opera

Verdi’s La Traviata reimagined with cast and orchestra wearing face masksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe opening scenes of merriment have taken on a sombre tone, with the chorus clad in black and white and spaced exactly 2 metres apart. Minutes into the staging of La Traviata, the surgical masks come off, timed with the rising notes of an orchestra led by a conductor standing behind a plastic screen.Spain’s Teatro Real will reopen its doors to the public on Wednes...
Tags: Europe, Music, Spain, World news, Culture, Opera, Madrid, Verdi, La Traviata, Teatro Real, Coronavirus outbreak


Live from Covent Garden review, Royal Opera House: a jolly mix of popular arias and pas de deux

This was a bit more like it. After a weirdly arcane first concert and a second one austerely devoted to the sublime heights of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, the Royal Opera House knuckled down to the equally noble and needful business of cheering us all up. Streamed live from an audience-less Covent Garden, here was a jolly programme of operatic plums, sung by charming members of the opera’s resident young artists scheme, interspersed with two exquisitely beautiful pas de deux, danced by off-s...
Tags: News, Entertainment, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Verdi, Bach, Mahler, Gershwin, La Traviata, Handel, Bess, Manu, Rossini, Brindisi, Algeri


Germany's Verdi trade union supports jobs massacre at department store chain - World Socialist Web Site

Germany's Verdi trade union supports jobs massacre at department store chain   World Socialist Web Site
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How Verdi Evolved To The Next Form Of Opera

“At the Paris Opéra, there were many colleagues to deal with and only the institution’s most successful composers had enough clout to impose their will on a piece. It makes sense that Verdi’s triumph came at the end, when he was no longer just a successful foreigner, but a living legend and someone who had a work history with the company. For Don Carlos, he was the ultimate authority, like a modern movie auteur.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, Verdi, Don Carlos, Paris Opera, 05.28.20


John Macurdy, American Bass Who Sang More Than 1000 Performances At The Met, Has Died At 91

Macurdy’s rich voice and stage presence won him accolades over his 38-year career at the Met. “Though he achieved success in key roles like Gurnemanz in Wagner’s Parsifal, King Marke in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Sarastro in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Mr. Macurdy proved essential to the house for his standout performances of supporting roles, including the Commendatore in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, which he sang 75 times at the Met; Daland in Wagner’s Der Fliegender Holländer; the King of Egypt...
Tags: Art, People, Egypt, Verdi, Mozart, Wagner, Don Giovanni, Marke, Sarastro, Gurnemanz, Daland, John Macurdy, 05.23.20, Macurdy


Things to do – online – in the San Fernando Valley, May 21-28

  Detail of Karlie Anderson’s “The Labels We Live – LGBT Woman” oil painting. (Photo courtesy of Karlie Anderson and California Lutheran University)   Have fun discovering new entertainments online, May 21-28.   EVENTS   Tour of Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Tour guide Karie Bible leads a virtual tour on Zoom, 5 p.m. May 22. Free. www.discoverlosangeles.com/magichour#webform-38693065 Memorial Day online from Forest Lawn-Glendale: Live stream of the commemoration with patriotic music, bagpip...
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Italy’s First Post-Lockdown Opera Performances Will Be At A Roman Horse Track

In July, the Rome Opera will stage Verdi’s Rigoletto, conducted by Daniele Gatti, in the Piazza di Siena, a venue on the grounds of the Villa Borghese normally used for equestrian events. Audience numbers will be capped at 1,000 (in a facility that normally holds several times that number), with all social distancing regulations followed. – Wanted in Rome
Tags: Art, Music, Italy, Siena, Piazza, Verdi, Daniele Gatti, Rome Opera, 05.12.20


La Scala – the theater comes to you

Back in the 18th century, visitors to La Scala Theater in Milan had to scramble for good seats. Though the aristocrats owned their boxes, most people just had to stand on the ground floor the whole time, with no chairs at all. Starting today, nobody will have to worry about getting a good seat because La Scala of Milan, one of the most iconic theaters in the world, is raising its (digital) curtain on Google Arts & Culture. You’re invited to take the best seat in the house.By bringing its treasur...
Tags: Google, Milan, David Hockney, Arts And Culture, Teatro Alla Scala, Verdi, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, La Scala, Gianni Versace, Simon Boccanegra, Google in Europe, Valeria Gasparotti, La Scala Theater, La Scala of Milan, Google Arts Culture La Scala


Why Michael Savage Is Blasting Hannity and the Right-Wing Media on the Virus

There are a lot of people who are ruining the country right now, according to Michael Savage. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Liberal mayors in big cities like San Francisco. Undocumented immigrants. Homeless people.But for the past two months, listeners to Savage's conservative radio show have heard him howl with unabated contempt about another menace: "The pimps" in the right-wing media "who tell you what you want to hear." They are "intellectual dwarfs" and "science illiterates," he says, ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, California, White House, China, New York City, America, San Francisco, Britain, United States, New York Times, Italy, Islam, Harvey Weinstein, Columbia University, Nancy Pelosi


The Metropolitan Opera to Stream LA TRAVIATA and More in Week 6 of of Nightly Met Opera Streams

The Met has announced the Week 6 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure. Each opera streamed on Fridays will be chosen by viewers the second Viewers' Choice title to be screened is Verdi's La Traviata, starring Natalie Dessay. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Verdi, La Traviata, Natalie Dessay, BWW News Desk, Metropolitan Opera to Stream LA TRAVIATA


The coolest thing you'll see today: The magical musical contraptions of Bichopalo

My friend Richard Gould introduced me to Bichopalo, a musical instrument sculptor from Valenciana, Spain. One word: Enchanting. Two words: Pico and Verdi, his two pet birds who star in his creations. I needed this today. View this post on Instagram Let me introduce you “THE PLANTYFLUTESIZER”. . . Still in progress, I can’t really tell how many hours, days and months I've spent working on this. Th...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Inspiration, Experimental music, Musical instruments, Verdi, Pico, Richard Gould, Kinetic Sculpture, Bichopalo, Valenciana Spain


AIDA, ROMEO ET JULIETTE & More Announced in The Met's Week 4 Schedule of Nightly Met Opera Streams

The Met has announced the Week 4 schedule for its Nightly Met Opera Streams, a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure. The week begins with Verdi's Aida, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Verdi, Anna Netrebko, BWW News Desk, Nightly Met Opera Streams


She was just a Miller’s daughter: ENO revives a middle-period Verdi

The English National Opera is having a tough old time, but the company is still capable of both daring and successful ventures, such as the new Luisa Miller, a Verdi rarity last staged in London in 1858. – Paul Levy
Tags: Art, London, Verdi, Miller, Ajblogs, Eno, Luisa Miller, 02.22.20