Gerald Barry talks about his new opera The Importance of Being Ernest
Gerald Barry, composer, sees a kindred spirit in the great playwright Oscar Wilde.
English National Opera’s new season includes controversial Disney story
Fictionalised account of animator’s life, one of nine new productions to be staged by the company, will present a ‘nightmarish’ version of Walt Disney.
Welcome to our new contemporary music guide
Tom Service introduces his new series on contemporary classical music, and explains how we need your help.
ENO’s new Flying Dutchman: ‘It will be a white-knuckle ride’
Director Jonathan Kent and conductor Edward Gardner walk about their first tussle with Wagner in ENO’s new production of The Flying Dutchman.
Meet Janina Fialkowska
She has recently been awarded the 2012 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement in classical music – her native Canada’s highest artistic honour – and there’s a new CD on the way.
Music wars: In the mood
Although it was used as a propaganda tool, music helped those enduring the horrors of the second World War.
Christoph Konig will replace Fruhbeck for L.A. Phil dates
The L.A. Philharmonic announced that conductor Christoph König will be stepping in for a run of local concerts scheduled through this weekend in place of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
Conductor Carlo Ponti, San Bernardino Symphony part ways
After 11 years as conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony, Carlo Ponti Jr. is stepping down.
Anoushka Shankar links songs of India and Spanish flamenco
Shankar delves deeper into those sounds on her album ‘Traveller.’
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ENO announces 2012/2013 season
The UK premiere of Philip Glass’ The Perfect American, an opera about Walt Disney, was the headline item at today’s announcement of the English National Opera’s 2012/13 season.
The Goldsmith’s Company commissions new work for historic exhibition
The Goldsmiths’ Company, one of London’s Twelve Great Livery Companies, has commissioned a new composition by Guildhall School Fellow Francisco Coll.
Clarinettist Alan Hacker dies
The English clarinettist and conductor Alan Hacker has died; he was 73.
The Soul of a New Ensemble: Musicians as Entrepreneurs
Introducing a new performing group: The Declassified, the latest example of young classical musicians banding together to figure out a future on their own amid a fraying and fragmenting performance world.
Live opera shown in the cinemas and online is opening up a closed world to new audiences.
(Written on April 25, 2012 )