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We are looking for a Junior Account Manager to join WildKat PR in London!

 

Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below.

WildKat PR

WildKat is a creative agency for culture and music. We offer PR, marketing, branding, social media and event management for institutions and artists. We are the only performing arts agency working internationally, with offices in London, Berlin and New York.

 

 

Job Description

WildKat PR is offering an exciting opportunity to join our London team. Working with the Founder, Director of the London Office and Account Managers, you will learn how to develop and execute creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries in order to generate coverage and publicity for our clients.

Key Duties

As a Junior Account Manager:

  • To assist the Account Managers with their set of clients, working with them in securing press, attracting new audiences, helping to improve their brand, organising events
  • To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and approach your work in innovative ways. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things
  • To integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it in client campaigns
  • To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the company
  • To write copy in relation to clients’ needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures
  • To liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients
  • To organise client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events
  • To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances
  • To network within the industry to build your reputation and that of the company
  • To be willing to grow into a more senior role

Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

  • Small, open plan office
  • Chance to do diverse things within the role and expand your skillset quickly
  • Gain wider industry experience, not just PR
  • Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas
  • Personalised creative skills training and coaching
  • Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects
  • Opportunities for travel
  • Sociable atmosphere
  • Staff benefits, which include annual ski trip, Friday drinks, office yoga, opportunity for sabbatical and 6 hour working days

 

Person Specification

Essential

  • Experience in PR, marketing or social media
  • Interest in classical music, culture, and the arts
  • A fast learner, able to absorb information quickly and confidently put it into practice
  • Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines
  • Proven administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A strong interest in online media
  • Self-motivated
  • Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)

Desirable

  • Fluency in another language
  • 3-6 month internship in an arts PR organisation or similar experience

Salary: £20,000 per annum (plus opportunities for bonuses) for full-time role

We are open to receiving applicants looking for a part-time role as an Account Manager. Please ask Olivia Brown for more details on this.

WildKat PR is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to olivia@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat Junior Account Manager application’ by 5pm on 27th August 2018.

(Written on August 10, 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.

Twitter

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 )

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

Twitter

Plácido Domingo & Jonas Kaufmann (c) Gisela Schober

(Written on July 25, 2018 )

In today’s news: Should people clap between movements, and does it matter? Sergei Babayan signed to Deutsche Grammophon, and top tips for attending the Proms. Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele sees audience numbers increase. Women in the history of classical music. The new Bochumer Symphoniker concert hall. Classical music study in Spain claims that the classical music world needs to change significantly to survive. Anna Meredith on her composition for the opening of the Proms and the Edinburgh Festival. Should classical music concerts be less ‘stuffy’?

The Guardian

For a 21st-century Proms, we must let the people clap when they want

Fusty, dusty old rules about when to applaud need to be ditched if we’re ever to bring new audiences into classical music

Rhinegold

Pianist Sergei Babayan signs to Deutsche Grammophon

Armenian-American pianist Sergei Babayan has signed a recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

Classical-Music.com (BBC Music Magazine)

5 top tips for attending the BBC Proms

The BBC Music Magazine team shares its advice for making the most of a visit to the Royal Albert Hall.

Official Charts

The British music industry announces National Album Day celebrations set for October

Meet Record Store Day’s new sister celebrating 70 years of the album.

The New York Times

It Was Russia’s Most Popular Opera. Then It Disappeared.

Anton Rubinstein’s 1871 opera, “Demon,” is a tried-and-true 19th-century plot with a religious twist: A fallen angel seeks redemption through a woman’s love. In Russia, it was the most popular opera of its day. Then it disappeared.

Concerti

Immer im Schatten

Starke Frauen in der Musikgeschichte gab es wenige? Von wegen! In unserer Sommerreihe dreht sich ab sofort alles um Komponistinnen

Der Tagesspiegel

Im Bauch der Geige

Die Bochumer Symphoniker feiern ihr 100-jähriges Gründungsjubiläum. Zuletzt haben sie für einen neuen Konzertsaal gekämpft – es hat sich gelohnt.

klassik.com

Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele mit positiver Bilanz

Die Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele haben die aktuelle Spielzeit mit einem positiven Ergebnis abgeschlossen.

El País

El ‘big data’ prueba el conservadurismo en la música clásica en vivo

El estudio de un musicólogo español demuestra a partir del estudio de casi 5.000 conciertos que un puñado de grandes nombres domina las programaciones. Seis compositores copan el 20% de los programas

Twitter

Collage Komponistinnen © gemeinfrei (13), F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd., Yamaha, shutterstock, Christophe Abramowitz

(Written on July 23, 2018 )

In today’s news: Cadogan Hall presents twelfth Zurich International Orchestra Series. Opera company auctions off 600 costumes and props as it closes after 38 years. Two new singers to join the King’s Singers. Trinity Laban commits to gender equality for 2018-19 season. Sir Karl Jenkins set to be given Freedom of the Swansea. Read about the Munich Biennale for new music theatre 2018. Star conductor Kent Nagano on the Salzburger Festspiele.

Rhinegold

Cadogan Hall presents twelfth Zurich International Orchestra Series

Highlights include the Russian State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko, Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev performing works by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa.

The Stage

Opera company auctions off 600 costumes and props as it closes after 38 years

An auction of 600 items from opera productions including The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni is being held after the company that owns them closed its doors for good after 38 years.

The King’s Singers

Announcing two new King’s Singers

‘We’re excited to announce and introduce the successors to Tim and Chris G from January 2019: countertenor Edward Button (28) and bass-baritone Nick Ashby (31).’

M Magazine

Trinity Laban commit to gender equality for 2018-19 season

Trinity Laban Conservatoire’s autumn 2018 programme will prioritise works by female composers in a bid to redress the gender imbalance within contemporary classical music.

Wales Online

Sir Karl Jenkins set to be given Freedom of the Swansea

He will join the likes of John Charles, Chris Coleman, Rowan Williams and US President Jimmy Carter if councillors vote for the proposal next week.

neue musikzeitung

Privatführungen auf der Musiktheaterbaustelle

Zur Münchener Biennale für neues Musiktheater 2018

Concerti

Wenn der Marktplatz zur mediterranen Piazza wird

38 Konzerte an 33 Spielstätten: Das 29. Musikfest Bremen bringt die ganze Stadt zum Klingen

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Lieblingsinstrument Kanun

Der Klang meiner inneren Stimme

Kurier

Dirigent Kent Nagano: „Unsere Welt ist viel zu laut geworden“

Der Stardirigent über die Salzburger Festspiele, die einstige Avantgarde und das Geheimnis der Stille in der Musik.

El País

De Corinna a Carolyne

Una antepasada de la “amiga” del rey emérito provocó un tormento amoroso a Franz Liszt.

Twitter

Trinity Laban (c) M Magazine

(Written on July 20, 2018 )

In today’s news: Mariss Janson to extend contract with Bayerisches Rundfunk Symphonieorchester to 2024. Record season for Düsseldorfer Tonhalle. ISM and Musicians’ Union announce code of practice. Trouble in Tahiti: watch Bernstein’s swinging one-act opera. Composer James Newton Howard unveils world premiere. Spotify stock prices soar. The student tackling gender equality in the music industry. Brahms & Wagner in a musical feud. Opera singer Antonio Barasorda, regular at the Met, passes away. Humperdinck’s opera “Hänsel und Gretel” most performed in Germany in 2016/17 season.

Rhinegold

ISM and Musicians’ Union announce code of practice to tackle discrimination

The ISM and the Musicians’ Union (MU) have announced a set of principles to tackle and prevent bullying, harassment and discrimination in the music sector.

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify is worth more than $33bn, as stock price hits another all-time high

It’s been just over three months since Spotify floated on the New York Stock Exchange.
The story of the company’s valuation since that fateful day (April 3) has, so far, been one of a consistent climb.

The Guardian

Trouble in Tahiti: watch Bernstein’s swinging one-act opera – video

Opera North won terrific reviews for its production of Leonard Bernstein’s bittersweet one-act satire of suburban angst.

The Seattle Times

Hollywood composer James Newton Howard unveils world premiere at Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival

Known for his scores to such films as “The Hunger Games” and “Pretty Woman,” the prolific film composer has written a new work for the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s ongoing 2018 Summer Festival.

FE News

Student takes on gender equality in the music Industry

A young woman from South & City College Birmingham is using her coursework project to highlight the issue of gender inequality in the music industry.

Limelight

Did You Hear About Brahms’ Musical Feud With Wagner?

Among the 19th-century’s numerous musical skirmishes, one of the more waspish has to be that between Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner.

Merkur

Lebensprojekt München: Mariss Jansons bleibt bis 2024

Die Zeit der Flitterwochen, des himmelhoch jauchzenden Honeymoons ist schon lange vorbei. Mariss Jansons und das Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, das ist vergleichbar mit einem in innigster Selbstverständlichkeit und Zuneigung verbundenen Paar, das Verrücktheiten nicht mehr braucht als Gunstbeweise.

NMZ

Rekord-Saison für Düsseldorfer Tonhalle

Mit drei ausverkauften Konzerten von Mahlers 8. Symphonie unter der Leitung von Adam Fischer ist die Saison 2017/18 in der Tonhalle Düsseldorf zu Ende gegangen.

klassik.com

Mozart führt Opernstatistik 2016/17 des Bühnenvereins an

Engelbert Humperdincks Oper “Hänsel und Gretel” war in der Spielzeit 2016/17 laut der Werkstatistik des Deutschen Bühnenvereins die meistgespielte Oper in Deutschland.

Platea Magazine

Fallece el tenor Antonio Barasorda, habitual del Met de Nueva York

Tal y como informan medios puertorriqueños, el tenor Antonio Barasorda falleció el pasado 9 de julio de un infarto, en San Juan de Puerto Rico, a los 65 años de edad.

Twitter

Trouble in Tahiti (c) Alastair Muir

(Written on July 13, 2018 )

In today’s news: Riccardo Muti and Catherine Deneuve awarded the prestigious Praemium Imperiale. New Beethoven stamp to celebrate 250th anniversary of composer’s birth. Australian Ballett performance cut short by a rat. Classical music is dead? The Würzburger Mozartfest in portrait. Meet the alpinist musicians who took their passion for music high into the Alps. Street in named after missing soprano. Leeds Piano Competition reveals audience engagement. Stephen Fry appointed ORA Singers president. Meet two composers leading charge for women at the Proms.

Rhinegold

Leeds Piano Competition reveals audience engagement events

Piano+, designed to offer entertainment and insight to competition audiences, includes masterclasses, talks and insight events with members of the competition jury, such as Paul Lewis and Imogen Cooper.

Rhinegold

Stephen Fry appointed ORA Singers president

Fry will lead the group into a new residency at LSO St Luke’s from 2019.

The Telegraph

Meet the two composers leading the charge for women at the Proms: ‘It’s time to redress centuries of injustice’

Roxanna Panufnik and Anna Meredith are among the 22 female composers set to feature in the Proms this year. They tell Ivan Hewett why it’s about time

BBC News

Australian Ballet performance cut short by rat

A hungry rat has been blamed for a power failure during a ballet in Australia. Dancers and audience members were plunged into darkness during the second half of a Sleeping Beauty performance by the Australian Ballet.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Klassische Musik ist tot? Von wegen!

Die Krise der Klassik wird regelmäßig heraufbeschworen: Doch die Nachfrage ist groß wie nie zuvor. Nicht nur ihre Zuhörer sind zahlreich – sondern auch die Formen der Darbietung.

NMZ

Catherine Deneuve und Riccardo Muti erhalten Praemium Imperiale

Die französische Schauspielerin Catherine Deneuve (74) und der italienische Dirigent Riccardo Muti (76) werden für ihr Lebenswerk mit dem Praemium Imperiale geehrt.

klassik.com

Neue Beethoven-Briefmarke wirbt für Jubiläum 2020

Im Vorfeld des 250. Geburtstages von Ludwig van Beethoven erscheint eine neue Briefmarke.

Platea Magazine

Génova dedicará una calle a la desaparecida soprano Daniela Dessì

El Consejo de la ciudad de Génova ha aprobado, por unanimidad y a propuesta de Luca Pirandoni, de Movimiento Cinco Estrellas, dedicar una calle a la soprano genovesa Daniela Dessì, fallecida en el verano de 2016, a los 56 años.

Spettacoli

Manu Delago: “Sono un montanaro che porta sulle Alpi la passione per la musica”

Il musicista ha realizzato un film e un disco durante una spedizione sulle montagne austriache con altri sette musicisti-alpinisti.

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Riccardo Muti (c) Presse, Praemium Imperiale

(Written on July 12, 2018 )