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Ice and fire: the classical music scene in Iceland

Iceland’s composers and musicians are busy breaking down the barriers between classical and popular genres. And now they have a spanking new concert hall to experiment in

Facing the Music: Willard White

The bass-baritone answers our questions about his musical tastes on and off the concert platform


Why Beethoven has got cardiologists’ hearts racing

Did Beethoven’s arrhythmia influence his greatest works? Ivan Hewett investigates

BBC Music Magazine

Study suggests that some emotional responses to music are universal

Do rainforest tribes react in the same way as city dwellers to the music of Star Wars?

New York Post

An opera singer on life after she was fired for being ‘too fat’

Renowned opera singer Deborah Voigt made headlines in 2004 after a London opera company fired her for being “too fat.”

Die Welt

Das Drama der Sitzplätze in deutschen Theatern

Gedankenfreiheit? Bewegungsfreiheit! Wer im Theater seine Beine nicht mehr spürt, der kann sich auch der Kunst nicht hingeben.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Von Klängen getrieben und getragen

Im Jahr 2012 gewann der Komponist Georg Katzer den Deutschen Musikautorenpreis in der Kategorie “Komposition experimentelle Musik”.

Codex Flores

«Je suis Charlie» – die Freiheit der Kunst ist unantastbar

Die Theater und Orchester in Deutschland verurteilen aufs Schärfste den brutalen Anschlag auf Charlie Hebdo und trauern an der Seite der Angehörigen um die getöteten Mitarbeiter dieser Zeitschrift und die getöteten Polizisten.

Le Monde

La culture à la portée de tous ?

Le 14 janvier, la Philharmonie de Paris ouvrira ses portes dans le parc de La Villette.


Conductor Chaslin Went On Strike At Israeli Opera

French conductor Frédéric Chaslin refused to conduct at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, after the management denied his demand for a short commemoration of the victims of the terror attacks in France last week.


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Philharmonic hall of Paris, photo: Patrick Tourneboeuf

Philharmonic hall of Paris,
photo: Patrick Tourneboeuf

(Written on January 12, 2015 )

The Arts Desk

The Last Night of the Proms, Kennedy, DiDonato, BBCSO, Alsop

The slickest Last Night in recent memory finds a woman finally in charge

Wagner at the Proms remembered

Five singers, three conductors and a director look back on a collective triumph of the bicentenary year

Classic FM Online

Joseph Calleja: “An operatic voice is not boring!”

The tenor speaks to his long standing friend and Classic FM presenter David Mellor about the appeal of his new album, Amore

The Times

Sir Simon Rattle tipped to take top job with the LSO

Britain’s most celebrated contemporary conductor is understood to have accepted the post of principal conductor of the LSO

The Washington Post

Soprano Voigt drops out of Washington Opera’s ‘Tristan and Isolde’ with ‘relief’

Deborah Voigt, the star soprano scheduled to sing Isolde in Wagner’s monumental “Tristan und Isolde” in the company’s season-opening production, starting next Sunday, is withdrawing from the role

The Guardian

Pavarotti tops the charts with remastered first recording

Posthumous release features an aria the opera singer recorded 50 years ago but which lay unheard in his archives

The Independent

‘Stop mocking the Mormons,’ says opera star Bryn Terfel who has been ’embraced’ by the faith

The bass-baritone, recently in Salt Lake City to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, was visited at home in Wales by missionaries who tried to convert him

Die Welt

“Wir sind Zirkusartisten ohne Netz”

Es gibt so viel mehr als den hohen Ton: Plácido Domingo und Jonas Kaufmann, die berühmtesten Tenöre der Welt, über Sängerwitze, Akzente und die Liebe zu Verdi. Ein allererstes Doppelinterview

The Arts Desk

The Arts Desk

(Written on September 9, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Anita Hartig: new face

Anita Hartig is enjoying special success as Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme.

Glyndebourne highlights 2012

As Glyndebourne approaches, opera critic Rupert Christiansen picks his three highlights.

Glyndebourne: interview with soprano Lucy Crowe ahead of Little Vixen

Barely four months after giving birth to her first baby, soprano Lucy Crowe was suddenly confronted with the biggest challenge of her professional life.

The Independent

Live opera in cinemas? No way, says ENO

Artistic director of English National Opera rails against popular medium.

The Guardian

Flashpoint: Bianca Jagger and the theatre critic’s spat at the opera

Accusations fly as critic Mark Shenton blasts Jagger’s use of flash photography during Einstein on the beach, while she makes assault claim.

The Times

Cunning little helpers at Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne, as well as being the place where opera happens with large numbers of picnics and lots of champagne, is also the place where opera happens with large numbers of children.

The NY Times

Deborah Voigt withdraws from tonight’s Met performance

Deborah Voigt is ill and will not sing the role of Brunnhilde in Wednesday evening’s performance of “Siegfried,” the third installment of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle.

Evening Standard

Proms by numbers

Funny statistics about the upcoming BBC Proms.

LA Times

Michael Nyman uses Facebook to lash out at Royal Opera House

Composer Michael Nyman is using Facebook to lash out against Britain’s Royal Opera House for apparently rejecting his overtures for a new piece.









(Written on May 10, 2012 )