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Valerian Ruminski, the opera singer fired in Ottawa for supposedly anti-gay comments, has offered a fulsome explanation to Slipped Disc readers about his attitudes on life and the way he shares them on social media. He treats the issues raised by his conduct with frankness and self-awareness. He ack.... More »
The lovely recital space in Kings Place, up York Way from King's Cross/St Pancras, plays host to the London Chamber Music Society most Sunday evenings between October and May - a perfectly timed 6:30 pm end to the weekend. The opening of their 2016-17 season was this last Sund.... More »
Aleksandra Romano (Hansel) and Ariana Wehr (Gretel) in Hansel and Gretel (photo by Scott Suchman for Washington National Opera)
Washington National Opera tried two new holiday operas in recent years, and both of them were disappointing flops. It seemed like a good sign that the company was returning.... More »
In a bid to attract younger audiences, the orch will supply some concertgoers with iPads, giving access to a range of information, entertainment and different video angles on the orchestra.
On Friday, January 15, the Boston Symphony Orchestra launches “Casual Frid.... More »
We have been informed of the death today of Donald Thulean, conductor of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra from 1962 to 1984 and a familiar and popular figure on the US orchestral scene. Donald was 85 years old.
He is the subject of a sculpture by Anna Mahler, the composer’s daughter. Outside the.... More »
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier opened Glyndebourne’s 80th anniversary season, dedicated to the memory of George Christie, who created country house opera as we know it today. “My father loved Der Rosenkavalier”, said Gus Christie.”I think he would have likedthis production”, he added with a wink, “Though he would, as always, have had a lot to say about it”…
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Huge congratulations to Martin James Bartlett, the young pianist from Hornchurch, Essex, who yesterday was awarded the title of BBC Young Musician 2014. Here’s an extract from his performance in the piano final; and you can watch the whole of yesterday’s grand finale on the iPlayer here if you missed it…
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Royal Festival Hall, LondonPappano’s quartet of soloists were superlative in a Verdi performance marked by an enthralling inner concentrationFrom the very start, when Antonio Pappano conjured a feather-light hush from the opening bars of Verdi’s Requiem, it was clear we could be in for something very special in this great work…
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Mariss Jansons led the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in energetic weekend performances of Berlioz, Shostakovich and John Adams at Carnegie Hall.
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Pianist Martin James Bartlett has been named as the winner of BBC Young Musician 2014 competition. The 17 year-old, who comes from Essex, produced a superbly paced performance of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini to secure victory in the final at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and becomes the latest in a prestigious list of winners that includes oboist Nicholas Daniel (1980), pianist Freddy Kempf (1992) and violinist Nicola Benedetti (2004)…
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Today marks the self-imposed deadline for the San Diego Opera (SDO) to reach its fundraising goal in order to determine whether or not the organization will carry out a 2015 season. An announcement on that status is expected at some point later in the day (check back for updates) but they did make a statement late last week that the company has officially released General and Artistic Director and CEO Ian Campbell after placing him on paid administrative leave on 4/25/2013…
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Once upon a time, a man and a woman met. He could sing, she could sing. They fell in love, got married, and became a power couple to rival Billary. I’m talking, of course, of Giulia Grisi and Mario, opera’s original Love Couple. Since Giulia Grisi, many singers have met, fell in love, and married, and marketed themselves as the New Love Couple…
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Malena Ernman heads a starry cast in this 2011 performance of Serse from the Theater an der Wien, courtesy of Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin.
Georg Friedrich Händel: Serse
Arnold Schoenberg Chor
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, conductor
Theater an der Wien
16 October 2011
Serse – Malena Ernman
Arsamene – Bejun Mehta
Romilda – Adriana Kucerová
Atalanta – Danielle de Niese
Ariodate – Anton Scharinger
Amastre – Luciana Mancini
Elviro – Andreas Wolf
Photo: Armin Bardel
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LONDON (Reuters) – Five centuries after he ruled the roost in Tudor England, Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell is playing to packed houses in London in two plays based on the best-selling novels of Hilary Mantel.
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Most people associate Anthony Burgess (1917-1993) with the novel A Clockwork Orange which was made into a cult film in the 1970s. Yet there are more than thirty other novels, as well as a raft of non-fiction and two volumes of autobiography for readers to engage with. Burgess was something of a polymath: his occupations are listed as ‘novelist, critic, composer, librettist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, travel writer, broadcaster, translator, linguist and educationalist…
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Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Theater an der Wien…
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On Wednesday, May 21, Guy Barash (composer and curator) will release his debut album “Facts About Water” (Innova) at Roulette in Brooklyn. We talked to Barash about his album, of course, but also Eavesdropping, the contemporary series he’s been curating since 2010.
Can you tell me more about the title of your album?
Facts about Water is a personal meditation on the fluidity of our perception, mindfulness amid a hyperactive society, and the cyclical nature of being…
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