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In today’s news: Gramo Mag category award winners are announced ahead of the ceremony in mid-September, and The Quietus turns ten. Pianist Alexis Ffrench on why young people love classical music, and the PR-guru-turned-life-coach who helps musicians stay on an even keel. A review of the concept of the Musikfest Berlin. A strategy to help diversify American orchestras. A guide to hidden Jazz recordings. The German president on Classical music and it’s perception in the public and in Weimar a new concert series focuses on works that were restored from the burnt down library.

Gramophone

The winners of 2018’s category awards are announced

One of the ten award winners will be named our Recording of the Year at an event in London that will also reveal awards for Orchestra of the Year, Artist of the Year, Young Artist of the Year, Label of the Year and the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Telegraph

Alexis Ffrench on why young people love classical music

“Young people want to listen to great music and it’s a question of where they’re finding that music. They play computer games, they watch music. People already enjoy classical music but they’re not necessarily going to the hall and watching the symphonies.”

The Guardian

How one woman helps A-list musicians survive

Kathryn Frazier spent much of her career raising the profiles of clients like Migos and Daft Punk through publicity but now as a life coach she also helps artists stay on an even keel.

The Quietus

“Help Us To The Next Decade Of Black Sky Thinking”

The music website turns ten, and editor Luke Turner reflects on the past decade, and the future of music journalism.

Marketplace

To help diversify American orchestras, one group is helping to get players to auditions

Gabrielle Skinner is in a coaching session for auditions at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach. She’s one of 18 musicians here, and she plays an excerpt from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony on her viola.

NY Times

Unreleased Jazz Treasures Are Arriving: Here’s a Guide

There’s never a shortage of old jazz albums being repackaged, or previously unknown recordings finding the light of day. But this year, a particularly impressive trickle of unreleased music from jazz’s halcyon midcentury has emerged for the first time.

Tagespiegel

Glaube, Lüge, Hoffnung

Winrich Hopp ist kein Mann für markige Motti. Der künstlerische Leiter des „Musikfest Berlin“ will das Publikum nicht durch Werbesprüche anlocken, sondern durch Inhalte überzeugen. Viele Gedankenstränge zu einem fein verwobenen Netz zu fügen, ist Hopps Passion.

Nmz

Frank-Walter Steinmeier sieht keine Krise klassischer Musik

„Viele Freunde der klassischen Musik kommen sich ja selber schon wie eine anachronistische Minderheit vor, die immer kleiner zu werden scheint“, sagte Steinmeier am Donnerstag laut einer Mitteilung.“

RBB Kulturradio

Weimarer Aschebücher erklingen im Konzert

Bei der Premiere am Donnerstag in einer Woche kommen Werke aus dem 17. Jahrhundert zur Aufführung, kündigte die Klassik Stiftung in Weimar an.

Alexis Ffrench © Telegraph

(Written on August 31, 2018 )

Academy Music Group has announced a new lease agreement with Manchester-based live entertainment venue, FWSO has hired Keith Cerny as its next president and CEO. New artists announced for woman and tech festival, and why is Classic FM so popular with Millennials? New award dedicated exclusively to classical artists to be launched in Germany after discontinuation of ECHO, and silent film remembering war victims by Abel Gance to be honoured with live orchestra at Musikfest Berlin.

Music Week

Academy Music Group expands with Manchester’s ‘stunning’ Victoria Warehouse

Academy Music Group has announced a new lease agreement with Manchester-based live entertainment venue, Victoria Warehouse. It will be rebranded O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester from September 1.

International Arts Manager

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra appoints former Dallas Opera chief

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO) has hired Keith Cerny as its next president and CEO. He will take up the job in January 2019.

The Guardian

Why are more millennials tuning in to Classic FM?

The classical music station has seen a 30% leap in younger people listening to it in the past 18 months. What is the secret of its growing appeal?

M Magazine

New artists announced for women and tech festival

Bishi, Chagall, Gazelle Twin and Rebekah Ubuntu are among the artists confirmed for the inaugural WITCiH festival next month.

Limelight Magazine

Management changes at Limelight

Limelight Arts Media Pty Ltd, the publisher of Limelight Magazine, has announced changes to the management structure of Australia’s classical music and arts magazine.

Die Welt

Klassik-Branche startet eigenen Musikpreis

Nach dem Ende der Echo-Musikpreise geht die Klassik-Branche eigene Wege bei der Würdigung ihrer Talente und Stars.
Musikkonzerne, unabhängige Platten-Label, Verlage und Konzertveranstalter wollen am 14. Oktober erstmals den Opus Klassik in Berlin verleihen – unabhängig vom Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI), der bisher für den Echo in den Sparten Pop, Jazz und Klassik verantwortlich war.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Weltkriegsende auf Musikfest : Auf, ihr Toten, in die Musik des Lichts!

Im September 1918 drehte der Regisseur Abel Gance eine Vision über die Wiederauferstehung der Kriegstoten. Der Stummfilm wird nun – zum 100-jährigen Weltkriegsende – mit Live-Orchester auf dem Musikfest Berlin gewürdigt.

Klassik.com

Festspiele Erl: Rund 100 Strafverfahren wegen illegaler Beschäftigung

In der Affäre um illegale Beschäftigung und die Hinterziehung von Sozialabgaben bei den Tiroler Festspielen Erl haben sich die Vorwürfe zu den Beschäftigungsbedingungen ausländischer Musiker weiter erhärtet. In einem Interview mit der Tiroler Tageszeitung äußerte sich Bezirkshauptmann Christoph Platzgummer dahingehend, dass mittlerweile in etwa 100 Fällen Strafverfahren eingeleitet wurden und ermittelt werde.

Pizzicato

Beginn der Endrunde im Isaac Stern-Wettbewerb in Shanghai

In dem 2014 eröffneten, akustisch hervorragenden und optisch großzügigen Saal des ‘Shanghai Symphony Orchestra’ beginnt heute die Endrunde der ‘Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition’. Remy Franck berichtet aus Shanghai.

New home © Music Week

 

(Written on August 30, 2018 )

In today’s classical music news, LSO announces the sudden death of James Mallinson, and RPO study suggests increasing numbers of young people are discovering classical music through gaming. Independent music festivals have urged the competition watchdog to investigate Live Nation’s dominance of the UK music industry, warning that the summer festival scene is suffering. A dispute escalates regarding the future of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and singer Bernd Weikl wonders what has become of his beloved profession and if  vocal art is ruined by hidden microphones.

Rhinegold

LSO announces the sudden death of record producer James Mallinson

Mallinson learnt his trade with Decca, where he recorded the first ever complete Haydn symphonies with Antal Dorati and a major series of works by 20th-century composers including Messiaen, Ligeti, Cage and Birtwhistle.

Classic FM

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra suggests more young people are discovering classical music through video games than live concerts

Video game music is just as good an introduction to classical music for children as a real-life concert, says managing director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), James Williams.

The Guardian

Live Nation’s grip on music festivals ‘stifling competition’

Independent music festivals have urged the competition watchdog to investigate Live Nation’s dominance of the UK music industry, warning that the summer festival scene is suffering.

Digital Music News

The Music Industry Has a New Tactic to Fight Google: #LoveMusic

In a collective effort, the music industry has banded together to ensure Google finally pays music creators fairly.  But will the #LoveMusic campaign work?

Der Tagesspiegel

Schwieriger Start mit neuem Leiter

Um die Zukunft der Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg eskaliert ein Streit.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Naturgewalt adé

Der Sänger Bernd Weikl wundert sich, was aus seinem geliebten Beruf geworden ist. Wird die Gesangskunst durch versteckte Mikrofone ruiniert?

neue musikzeitung

Theater Chemnitz: Für Vernunft und Diskursoffenheit – gegen Hass und Gewalt

Die Theater Chemnitz äußern sich in einer Stellungnahme zu den aktuellen Vorgängen in der Stadt und sprechen sich aus für eine „Kultur, die Respekt im Miteinander lebt,“ für „Vernunft und Diskursoffenheit – gegen Hass und Gewalt.“

El País

Utrecht, capital musical de Borgoña

El Festival de Música Antigua de la ciudad holandesa se da un baño de polifonía renacentista con presencia de intérpretes casi antagónicos.

Video gaming music © Getty

(Written on August 29, 2018 )

We are very happy to announce that we are working with Spitalfields Music Festival this year. Founded in 1976, this annual music festival is now in its 42nd year, bringing artists, audiences and the local community together to explore and share extraordinary music in the heart of East London.

In 2017, the festival received rave reviews from The Telegraph, The Guardian and the London Evening Standard, with the festival flagship project, Schumann Street! also winning a coveted RPS Award for Chamber Music and Song in 2018.

With André de Ridder returning as Artistic Curator for 2018, expect an exciting programme building on the success of 2017; programming authentic performances of classical masterpieces alongside bold new work from trailblazing contemporary musicians with collaborations that blur boundaries between musical genres.

Spitafields Music’s work is founded on three pillars: Perform, Create and Learn. Curating unforgettable live music experiences that put a new sound on classical music. Creating a platform for new and upcoming artists, nurturing their boldest and most insightful work and through their award-winning learning and participation programme which reaches over 5,000 each year across schools, libraries, care homes and community spaces.

Music’s mission is to provide high quality, relevant and inclusive opportunities for people across East London to engage with music as creators, performers and audiences.

We look forward to managing their PR campaign for 2018 and look forward to announcing the exciting line-up for this year’s festival in a month’s time!

Renegade New Classical. Shoreditch Church. 6 December 2017.

(Written on August 28, 2018 )

In today’s news: Woman in Slovenia arrested for blasting Verdi aria from house 16 hours a day for 16 years. Why classical musicians are bracing for the worst after Brexit. Salzburg honours ex-director of the Salzburger Festspiele. A portrait of the World Music Festival in Sines, Portugal. Meet the professional bassoonist who is also a professional boxer.

Classic FM

Watch: Alfie Boe and Michael Ball perform an operatic version of Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’

When pop meets the drama of opera: remember the time Michael Ball and Alfie Boe covered Rick Astley’s ’80s hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’? It was… quite something.

Classic FM

Woman arrested for blasting Verdi from her house 16 hours a day… for 16 years

The owner of a house in the town of Štúrovo in Slovakia is in custody after breaking an injunction banning her from playing an aria from ‘Il trovatore’ on repeat for over a decade.

The Independent

Why classical musicians are bracing for the worst after Brexit

Plenty in the classical music sector are unsettled, including the pianist-conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy and Daniel Barenboim

M Magazine

Spotify Announce Major Partnership with Samsung

Spotify has secured a major partnership with tech-giant and smart phone manufacturer, Samsung – making it the official music service provider across devices

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Es geht um künstlerische Ernsthaftigkeit

Die CD hat Zukunft: Deutschland ist ein starker Markt, und künstlerisch geht vom neunzehnten Jahrhundert neue revolutionäre Kraft aus. Ein Gespräch mit Christian Girardin, dem Manager der Klassik-Plattenfirma Harmonia Mundi.

klassik.com

Salzburg ehrt Ex-Intendant Ruzicka

Der ehemalige Intendant der Salzburger Festspiele, Dirigent und Komponist Peter Ruzicka (70) ist im Rahmen eines Portraitkonzertes mit dem Ehrenbecher der Stadt Salzburg ausgezeichnet worden.

Musik Heute

Quander wird künstlerischer Direktor in Rheinsberg

Der Kulturmanager Georg Quander wird neuer Künstlerischer Direktor der Kammeroper und Musikakademie Rheinsberg.

El País

Timbila Muzimba: 23 kilos de percusión

La banda mozambiqueña sorprende con su diversidad rítmica en el Festival de Músicas del Mundo de Sines, en Portugal

France Musique

Hannah Rankin, une vie entre basson et baston

Hannah Rankin, 28 ans, a deux passions : la musique et le sport. À force d’entraînements, elle a réussi à devenir professionnelle dans les deux. Elle partage sa vie entre le basson et la boxe.

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El Festival de Músicas del Mundo de Sines, in Portugal (c) Mario Pires

(Written on August 10, 2018 )

In today’s news: New study reveals how Mozart could help prevent epilectic fits in children. Alleged age discrimination in Michigan orchestra. Cellist removed from flight after buying extra seat for cello demands an apology. ‘I can’t do the gonorrhoea duet!’ – the opera about pioneer sexpert Marie Stopes. VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize. Ernst Krenek Prize awarded to Thomas Larcher. Salzburg Young Conductor Award presented to Gábor Kál.

Classic FM

The research shows children aged two to 18 had a significant drop in epileptic activity when listening to the composer’s music.

San Francisco Chronicle

Musicians allege age discrimination in Michigan orchestra

Two musicians with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra have resigned after receiving disciplinary action that they allege was based on their ages.

 A music student due to travel back to Chicago on an American Airlines flight last week was told to leave the plane, after being told “the aircraft was too small for the cello”.

The Guardian

‘I can’t do the gonorrhoea duet!’ – the opera about pioneer sexpert Marie Stopes

In an age of repression, she told women sex could be ‘absolutely marvellous’. Why is the great sexologist being played by a man in Dear Marie Stopes?

Violin Channel

VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi Awarded Verbier Festival ‘Most Outstanding Young Musician’ Prize

The Verbier Festival, in Switzerland, has today announced 24-year-old VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi as the recipient of the 2018 ‘Verbier Festival Academy Prix Yves Paternot’ prize – presented to the ‘Most Accomplished Young Musician’ at this year’s festival.

NMZ

Jubel für Mariss Jansons bei den Salzburger Festspielen

Der lettische Stardirigent Mariss Jansons ist am Sonntagabend für seine Interpretation von Peter Tschaikowskys fantastischer Oper «Pique Dame» vom Salzburger Festspielpublikum gefeiert worden.

klassik.com

Ernst Krenek-Preis 2018 für Thomas Larcher

Der Komponist Thomas Larcher erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Ernst Krenek-Preis der Stadt Wien.

Kleine Zeitung

Gabor Kali gewinnt Young Conductors Award in Salzburg

Der 35-jährige Ungar Gabor Kali hat am Sonntag den Young Conductors Award der Salzburger Festspiele gewonnen.

Platea Magazine

El tenor David Webb se sincera sobre su depresión para ayudar a aquellos que la sufren

El tenor David Webb, quien cantará en los próximos días en L’Incoronazione di Poppea en el Festival de Salzburgo, junto a William Christie y Sonya Yoncheva, se ha abierto a sus seguidores en las redes sociales, explicando la depresión de la que está saliendo.

Twitter

‘’Oh God, I saw it!’ … Alexa Mason, the letter-writing soprano in Dear Marie Stopes. (c) Tristram Kenton

(Written on August 7, 2018 )

Today’s news: CBSO appoints Ula Weber as conductor of the Children’s Chorus ahead of its 25th anniversary in 2019, UMG drops its plans to float and Salzburg Festival celebrates women. Exactly how easy is it to combine touring and being a parent?

Rhinegold News

CBSO announces new Children’s Chorus conductor

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) has appointed Ula Weber as conductor of the CBSO Children’s Chorus ahead of its 25th anniversary in 2019.

Music Week

UMG IPO plan dropped, Vivendi seeks strategic partner

The Universal Music Group IPO is off. Despite the buzz surrounding a potential public offering that could have capitalised on the streaming boom, parent company Vivendi has now ruled out such a move.

Music Business News

Spotify appoints Austin Daboh as Head of Shows & Editorial in the UK

The move is effective immediately, and will see the highly-rated exec oversee the strategic growth and development of Spotify’s Shows & Editorial initiatives in the territory. Daboh will also continue to lead Spotify’s work in the UK urban music space.

BBC News

How do stars juggle touring with parenthood?

Exactly how easy is it to combine touring and being a parent?

Limelight

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra announces composition prize

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has announced a brand new composition prize, named for its outgoing Managing Director of 17 years, Nicholas Heyward. The Heyward Prize celebrates Heyward’s contribution to furthering Australian composition across his tenure.

Concerti

Neue Klänge im Konzertsaal

Die japanische Komponistin Keiko Abe ist nicht nur eine virtuose Marimba-Spielerin, sie machte das Instrument dank ihrer zahlreichen Kompositionen auch zu einem beliebten Soloinstrument in den Konzertsälen

Die Welt

Diese Frauen machen einen fix und fertig

Bisse, Küsse, Sensationen: Bei den Salzburger Festspielen werden die Frauen gefeiert – Asmik Grigorian als Salome, Sandra Hüller als Penthesilea. Die flaue Inszenierung der „Zauberflöte“ fällt hingegen durch.

nmz

Tómasz Stańko: Eine Trompetenstimme, rau und herzlich, ist verstummt

Am Morgen vom 29. Juli 2018 verstarb dort Tómasz Stańko wenige Tage nach seinem 76. Geburtstag. Als der prominente Trompeter im Frühjahr einen Arzt konsultierte, dachte er selbst zunächst noch an eine Lungenentzündung. Die Diagnose fiel schlimmer aus.

Pizzicato

Tiroler Festspiele: ‘Die Grünen’ fordern Suspendierung von Gustav Kuhn

Nach den massiven Vorwürfen gegen den Intendanten der Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Gustav Kuhn, hat der Kultursprecher der ‘Grünen’, Georg Kaltschmid, eine vorläufige Suspendierung Kuhns gefordert, bis zur rechtlichen Klärung der massiven Vorwürfe durch die Staatsanwaltschaft und gegebenenfalls Gerichte.

(Written on July 31, 2018 )

Torrential rain and lightning cause issues for outdoor performances over the weekend, opera prodigy gets astrophysics degree. Berlin’s longest-serving classical music concert organiser Witiko Adler celebrates its 90th birthday, the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2018 by Darmstadt Summer Courses has been awarded. In the world of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Concerti will accompany them on their next tour in August.

Eastern Daily Press

Katherine Jenkins forced to abandon fans at Norfolk concert because of torrential downpour

Opera superstar Katherine Jenkins was forced to leave the stage temporarily during a Norfolk performance because of torrential rain.

The Argus

Opera prodigy gets astrophysics degree after working with NASA

At the age of 19, opera prodigy Jessica May Hislop was singing at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow. Five years later, she has swapped arias for academia and graduated from Sussex University with a first class honours master’s degree to spend her life looking at the stars.

BBC News

UK heatwave: Lightning cancels Tom Jones York comeback gig

Lightning strikes have forced Sir Tom Jones to cancel his comeback concert in York.

Drill music video stopped by armed police

A music video being shot in east London was stopped by the Metropolitan Police following reports of a firearm.

The New York Times

Bayreuth’s First American Director Made Wagner a Feminist. What Now?

Wagner’s “Lohengrin” — as staged at the Bayreuth Festival by the visionary Yuval Sharon, the first American director in the festival’s 142-year history — has a new ending.

Der Tagesspiegel

Der Konzertmeister

Guter Draht zu Jahrhundertgrößen: Berlins dienstältester Klassikveranstalter Witiko Adler feiert 90. Geburtstag.

neue musikzeitung

Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2018 – Das Finale der Darmstädter Ferienkurse

Bei der Verleihung des Kranichsteiner Musikpreises 2018 am 28.07.2018 wurden vier Teilnehmer*innen der 49. Darmstädter Ferienkurse ausgezeichnet.

concerti

In der Welt von… West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

In unserer Reihe „In der Welt von…“ begleiten wir, vernetzt durch Smartphone und Social Media, Künstler auf Reisen, zu spannenden Projekten und besonderen Ereignissen. Diesmal: das West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

El País

Se venden guitarras con historia

La tienda Guitar Giraffe ofrece piezas únicas ‘vintage’ que busca, identifica y ofrece a clientes de todo el mundo.

 

(Written on July 30, 2018 )

In today’s news: Musicians face “humiliating” Brexit visa issues. Spotify beats expectations by reaching 83m subscribers. Michael Fabiano joins Pentatone. Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Participants Revealed. Anne Sofie von Otter talks about the effects of #MeToo campaign. Staatstheater Stuttgart sees drop in visitor numbers. President of Salzburger Festspiele to become honorary citizen of the city. Bayreuth Festival to travel to Abu Dhabi and Japan. A summer of free concerts and music in Madrid.

Eurovoix

Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 Participants Revealed

The eighteen participants in Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom have been revealed by the EBU today.

Gramophone

Michael Fabiano joins Pentatone

American tenor to start deal with Verdi and Donizetti aria album.

BBC News

Musicians face “humiliating” visa issues

Entering a post-EU referendum UK is “difficult and humiliating” for performers at the Womad world music festival, according to an organiser.

The Guardian

Spotify beats expectations by reaching 83m subscribers

Spotify recorded an 8m rise in its number of paid subscribers in the second quarter as it attempts to stave off mounting competition from deep-pocketed rivals Apple and Amazon.

Die Zeit

“So kann man eine Person kaputt machen”

Der größte #MeToo-Skandal in Schweden entzündete sich an dem renommierten Theatermacher Benny Fredriksson. Nach ungerechtfertigten Vorwürfen brachte er sich um. Seine Frau, die Opernsängerin Anne Sofie von Otter, äußert sich hier zum ersten Mal über die Tragödie.

NMZ

Staatstheater Stuttgart mit Besucherminus vor Intendantenwechsel

Die Staatstheater Stuttgart verzeichnen als größter Theaterbetrieb im Südwesten im Vergleich zur vorherigen Spielzeit ein Minus von 16 000 Besuchern.

klassik.com

Festspielpräsidentin Helga Rabl-Stadler wird Ehrenbürgerin von Salzburg

Nach knapp über 23 Jahren im Präsidentenamt der Salzburger Festspiele wird Helga Rabl-Stadler zur Ehrenbürgerin der Stadt ernannt.

El País

Un verano de conciertos gratuitos

Veranos de la Villa, Matadero, La casa encendida, salas de música y hasta museos acogen recitales de entrada libre o muy baratos para divertirse por las noches

Platea Magazine

El Festival de Bayreuth viajará a Abu Dhabi con “Die Walküre” y a Tokyo con “El holandés errante”

De manera excepcional, y en un acontecimiento de tintes históricos, el Festival de Bayreuth viajará el próximo 2019 hasta Abu Dhabi, para representar dos funciones de Die Walküre de Richard Wagner, en versión concierto.

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Helga Rabl-Stadler, © Doris Wild

(Written on July 27, 2018 )

In today’s news: Netrebko and Gergiev to star at Bayreuther Festspiele 2019. Profile of the Salzburger Festspiele. Barbican autumn season announced. Josie Lawrence joins bill of Ten Pieces Prom for classical music education. Bayreuth for Dummies: a guide to the festival and why it is what it is. Streaming services are seeing a jazz renaissance amongst younger fans. Kaufmann & Domingo – two opera giants – to star in Madrid on same day. In three months’ time Britain will be marking its first ever National Album Day – why do albums need protecting?

Rhinegold

Barbican autumn season programme announced

The Barbican’s autumn season, Barbican Presents, has been revealed.

The Independent

Josie Lawrence joins bill of Ten Pieces Prom for classical music education

The comedian will be joined by theatre actor Paapa Essiedu

BBC News

Streaming services are seeing a jazz renaissance amongst younger fans

After spending years adrift from the musical mainstream, jazz is enjoying an unexpected return to the limelight.

As National Album Day launches, here’s why ‘albums need protecting’

In three months’ time Britain will be marking its first ever National Album Day.

Limelight

German-Australian Opera Grant creates tomorrow’s stars

The Grant, valued at $75,000, sees an emerging singer receive a one-year employment contract at a German opera house.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Bayreuth für Dummies

Auf dem Grünen Hügel beginnen die Richard-Wagner-Festspiele. Warum wollen da alle hin? Versteht man die Handlung ohne Reclam-Heft? Und wieso ist so oft von Skandalen die Rede? Die wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Nachdenklichkeit ist aller Leiden Anfang

Schmerzerfüllt: Die Salzburger Festspiele beginnen mit Passionen von Beethoven, Penderecki und Pasolini. Sie ziehen Parallelen zwischen dem Schicksal von Flüchtlingen heute und dem Leiden Jesu Christi.

Musik Heute

Bayreuther Festspiele 2019 mit Netrebko und Gergiev

Anna Netrebko als Elsa für zwei Vorstellungen und Valery Gergiev als Dirigent der neuen “Tannhäuser”-Produktion: Die Bayreuther Festspiele setzen im kommenden Jahr auf zwei Stars aus Russland.

El País

Domingo y Kaufmann, duelo de voces entre dos siglos

El Teatro Real despide la temporada con ambos tenores en días consecutivos

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Plácido Domingo & Jonas Kaufmann (c) Gisela Schober

(Written on July 25, 2018 )