Quick links to a couple of articles.
1. Long Beach Opera will stage the US Premiere of Vivaldi's Montezuma, libretto by Luigi Giusti (first opera about the Americas, lost for many years).
2. Interesting article by Greg Sandow about the Le Poisson Rouge and staging young & hip classical music shows. Man, does this guy go on a rant, but it is something to think about, considering that sometimes I think classical music audiences are somewhat...geriatric.