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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. 10 more words

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Review: ‘The Dreamer Examines His Pillow’ Talks of Love, Lust and Lots More

This 90-minute intermissionless production of an early John Patrick Shanley work is really a play in three parts that centers on a young couple.


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‘Bobby Jones Gospel’ and Its Strongest Voice Prepare to Say Farewell

The BET gospel music series will have its 35th and final season premiere in October, signaling the end of an international platform for the genre. 10 more words

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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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Critic's Notebook: ‘Playing House’ Begins Its Second Season a Little More Grown-Up

In this USA comedy, Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair have started to rein themselves in.


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