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The Telegraph

Mary Poppins in Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms is to feaure a Mary Poppins singalong to mark the 50th anniversary of the film’s release.

New York Times

In Final Hours, Metropolitan Opera Extends Contract Deadlines for Unions

Hours after a mediator began work Thursday evening, the Metropolitan Opera granted a temporary deadline extension.

Classic FM

Will rain force cover up of historic opera arena?

The mayor of Verona, Italy, is calling for a cover to be put over the city’s 2,000-year-old amphitheatre because unusually wet weather is ruining this summer’s programme of open-air operas.

The Guardian

Musical rarities – the hidden sides of the great composers

From scatalogical Mozart to possibly the worst music Wagner ever wrote, Tom Service unearths five pieces that rarely appear on concert programmes – perhaps for good reasons.

The Guardian

Scandal and outrage at Germany’s Bayreuth opera festival

Festival is becoming more notorious for its scandals than its music after second year of boos, jeers and insults.

La Croix

Festival d’opéra à Munich, l’excellence lyrique

Le temps d’un festival d’été, le Staatsoper de Munich confirme sa place de tout premier plan sur la scène internationale.

Vicenza Today

Viceenza, dolore e commozione per la scomparsa di Tommaso Zuccon Ghiotto

Amici, colleghi, semplici ammiratori del suo talento: sono migliaia le attestazioni di affetto nei confronti della famiglia del violinista deceduto.

Salzburger Nachrichten

Diebe stahlen aus Festspielhaus zwei Trommeln

Opfer von Dieben sind in der Nacht auf vergangenen Samstag Musiker bei den Salzburger Festspielen geworden. Unbekannte stahlen aus einem Aufbewahrungsraum des Festspielhauses zwei Trommeln, die nach Polizeiangaben mehrere tausend Euro wert sind. Der Raum war nicht versperrt, so die Polizei.

Twitter

Classic FM: @ClassicFM Baroque at the #BristolProms. More @hopeviolin photos here: http://classfm.co/eqEdFu 

BBC Proms Team: @bbcproms Tonight see Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major & Ravel on BBC Four from 7.30pm http://ow.ly/zNn8K  @BBCSO #bbcproms #Prom15 @IngridFliter

Classical Music: @ClassicalMusic_ Fiona Hyslop has written an op-ed for us about the arts in an independent Scotland. http://www.classicalmusicmagazine.org/2014/07/musicians-vote-yes-the-arts-will-thrive-in-an-independent-scotland/ … Do you disagree? Tell us why.

METOrchMusicians: ‏@METOrchestra This @SFOpera Board Member works tirelessly to introduce low-income children to opera http://bit.ly/1jUC7H8  #operaisalive #classicalmusic

GoClassical: ‏@GoClassicalUK  The Practice Vs. Talent. Are Virtuosos Born or Bred? http://wqxr.org/2Co5j  #classicalmusic

 

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(Written on August 1, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Katherine Jenkins: why classical music snobs are wrong

Singer Katherine Jenkins speaks of classical music snobs, the perils of the internet, and why she refuses to adopt a “sexier image”

Claudio Abbado’s death marks the end of an era

Cool-tempered Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, who died aged 80, was a genuine hero for countless musicians and music-lovers. John Allison pays tribute to one of the last giants of the podium

Classic FM Online

Katherine Jenkins re-signs record deal with Decca

Katherine Jenkins has signed a new record deal with the label that first signed her up, Decca records

The New York Times

For Revered Concertmaster, the Start of a Long Goodbye

Farewells Begin for New York Philharmonic’s Glenn Dicterow

BBC News

Theatre by candlelight opens at the Globe

Fourteen years after the opening of Shakespeare’s Globe, the vision of its founder has been fully realised. The thatched amphitheatre on London’s South Bank now stands cheek by jowl with a brand new, old theatre: the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Killing actress Sofie Grabol stars in James plays

Three new plays about 15th Century Scottish kings are to form the centrepiece of the National Theatre of Scotland’s new programme.

Music Week

Are you in support of age ratings for online music videos?

Debate surrounding an appropriate age-rating system for online music videos was reignited again last week with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) saying it wants one introduced as soon as possible

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on January 21, 2014 )