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August 15, 2001 | PHILIP KENNICOTT, WASHINGTON POST
After more than four decades, a new man is at the helm of the Santa Fe Opera House, which houses this country's premier summer opera festival. Richard Gaddes--a protege of the company's founder and longtime general director, John Crosby--is leading the company through its first season of the post-Crosby years. It is a typical Santa Fe season: a couple of hits, some near-misses and only one real dog.
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May 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Soprano Leontyne Price, conductor James Levine, composer Carlisle Floyd and administrator Richard Gaddes will be the initial recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors. The awards, patterned after the NEA Jazz Masters honors that were established in 1982, will be handed out Oct. 31 in Washington. NEA Chairman Dana Gioia said only living Americans will be eligible for the NEA honors.
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May 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Soprano Leontyne Price, conductor James Levine, composer Carlisle Floyd and administrator Richard Gaddes will be the initial recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors. The awards, patterned after the NEA Jazz Masters honors that were established in 1982, will be handed out Oct. 31 in Washington. NEA Chairman Dana Gioia said only living Americans will be eligible for the NEA honors.
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August 15, 2001 | PHILIP KENNICOTT, WASHINGTON POST
After more than four decades, a new man is at the helm of the Santa Fe Opera House, which houses this country's premier summer opera festival. Richard Gaddes--a protege of the company's founder and longtime general director, John Crosby--is leading the company through its first season of the post-Crosby years. It is a typical Santa Fe season: a couple of hits, some near-misses and only one real dog.
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August 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The general director of New Mexico's Santa Fe Opera plans to retire but will not do so until his successor is in place. Richard Gaddes, only the second director of the 51-year-old company, estimated the search would take 12 to 18 months. He said he will "most definitely" remain with the company through the 2008 season. Gaddes, 64, took over the position in 2000 when founder John Crosby retired.
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May 7, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Santa Fe Opera plans to present an opera in Spanish for the first time in nearly three decades, general director Richard Gaddes said. Argentine Osvaldo Golijov's "Ainadamar," which opened last year at Tanglewood, will be revised for the 2005 season by Golijov and director Peter Sellars. It is based on the life of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. The Santa Fe Opera's last Spanish-language production was Manuel de Falla's "La Vida Breve" in 1975.
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November 18, 1989
Baritone Kevin Bell, 28, of San Bernardino was awarded first place at the Western Regional Auditions of the Metropolitan Opera National Council, last weekend in Bovard Auditorium at USC. As the top winner, Bell will receive $3,900 and will represent the region in national semifinal auditions in New York in March. Second place and a prize of $2,800 went to soprano Michele Lyn Patzakis, 26, of San Marino; soprano Cynthia Clayton, 24, of Los Angeles, won third place and $1,700.
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March 5, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
Ernest Fleischmann, the often controversial executive director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, said Friday that he is being considered to head the San Francisco Opera. In a telephone interview, Fleischmann said he has held discussions with the board of the Bay Area organization, but he insisted that "no one has offered me anything yet."
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July 19, 2007 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
HOT on the heels of April's appointment of 26-year-old Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel to succeed Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen in 2009, the venerable New York Philharmonic Orchestra announced Wednesday that it has also chosen a new young leader: 40-year-old Alan Gilbert. Gilbert has served as chief conductor of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra since 2000 and from 2003 to 2006 was the first music director of Santa Fe Opera.
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September 29, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Press conferences sometimes raise as many questions as they answer. The recent media gathering at which Music Center Opera Assn. announced its production plans was such an event. Two issues raised at that recent press conference dealt with: (a) the continuing relationship of MCOA consultants Placido Domingo and Richard Gaddes and (b) the use of titles above the proscenium in future opera seasons at the Music Center.
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April 23, 1985 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Staff Writer
Opera in Los Angeles? Ask Richard Gaddes, founder of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, who has brought that organization from infancy to adolescence in less than a decade. According to Gaddes, one of two formal consultants to the Music Center Opera Assn.--the other is tenor/conductor Placido Domingo--the failed operatic hopes and unfulfilled promises of the last 50 years in Los Angeles are about to end. "You are going to have opera now," the 42-year-old impresario from England says, unequivocally.
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January 31, 1985 | JUDITH MICHAELSON and DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Staff Writers
Two opera companies--the Deutsche Oper of West Berlin and Opera Theatre of St. Louis--will perform this year under the auspices of the Music Center Opera Assn., it was announced Wednesday. At the same time, tenor Placido Domingo, who will appear at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in September in "Tosca" in the Berlin production, was named artistic consultant by the opera association, along with Richard Gaddes, general director of the St. Louis company.
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