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In today’s news: Semperoper in Dresden to pay out 350,000€ to Serge Dorny. Dr. Dre hit with large legal pay out order over Beats headphones. Spotify to extend live performance streaming service. Piano lessons improve language ability as much as reading. Loud music in restaurants can make people choose unhealthy option. Bamberg Symphony continues tour in Japan. Association of British Orchestras’ Sirens scheme to promote women composers.

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Scheme to promote women composers returns for second year

The Association of British Orchestras’ Sirens scheme has announced its second year of awards for projects that raise awareness of historic women composers in orchestral programming.

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Tenebrae to give American choral music concert

Tenebrae are to give a concert of American choral music, as part of St John’s Smith Square’s Americana ’18 series.

Limelight

Piano lessons improve language ability as much as reading, study finds

A study of four to five-year-olds found piano training improved certain aspects of language development as much as – and in some areas more than – reading instruction.

Telegraph

Watch Madama Butterfly from Glyndebourne 

Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Madama Butterfly for free on the Telegraph website.

BBC News

Dr Dre hit with $25m bill for Beats headphones

Dr Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine have been ordered to pay $25.2m (£19.2m) to a former partner in their headphone company, Beats.

Rolling Stone

The Biggest New Artist on Tour in 2018 Is… Spotify

Streaming service is turning playlists into tours as it takes on more of the music industry

Music Week

‘It is absolutely a hot issue for the industry’: PRS For Music’s Paul Dilorito on how metadata can grow the biz

PRS For Music likes to think of itself as being at the cutting-edge of technology, so it’s understandably proud of its new deal with Swedish metadata platform Auddly.

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Speis & Trank II: Laute Musik in Restaurants verführt zu ungesundem Essen

Amerikanischen und schwedischen Forschern des Muma College of Business in Florida zufolge beeinflusst die Lautstärke der Hintergrundmusik in Restaurants die Auswahl des Essens.

MDR

Semperoper Dresden: Einigung im Fall Dorny

Im juristischen Streit zwischen dem Opernintendanten Serge Dorny und dem Freistaat Sachsen haben sich beide Seiten auf einen Vergleich geeinigt. Wie das sächsische Kunstministerium am Freitag in Dresden mitteilte, wird Dorny eine Zahlung von 350.000 Euro bekommen.

SWR

Seelennahrung für Jung und Alt

“Wenn ältere Menschen nicht mehr so mobil sind, um ins Konzert zu gehen, dann müssen wir uns eben bewegen”, findet Hanno Dönneweg, Solo-Fagottist im SWR Symphonieorchester. Er und Musikvermittlerin Jasmin Bachmann brachten Kinder und Senioren mit Musik außerhalb des Konzertsaals zusammen.

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La Sinfónica de Bamberg, de gira por Japón con su titular Jakub Hrůša

Desde el pasado día 25 de junio la Sinfónica de Bamberg está de gira por Japón, en una tournée que incluye cuatro conciertos en algunos de los principales escenarios nipones.

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Olga Busuioc and Joshua Guerrero in Madama Butterfly (c) Alastair Muir

(Written on June 29, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Jonathan Dove tells The Times about the success of his operas, Chris Baréz-Brown and David Pearl head to the streets of London in their upcoming event the “University of The Street”, and Bernard Foccroulle reports on new opera’s forms. Also a tribute to Carlos Kleiber.

The Telegraph

Pranks at the Royal Opera House – who’d have thought it?

When tenor Joseph Calleja sprayed shaving foam on a fellow performer’s chair at the Royal Opera House, Michael Simkins found a soft spot for opera

Plucky Britain beats Germany in ukulele clash

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain wins damages from a rival orchestra based in Germany

The Times

Jonathan Dove: the British composer drawing kids to the opera

Some composers wait decades to see their operas staged. Jonathan Dove can hardly globetrot fast enough. “Yes, including the three separate productions of the opera we are talking about, there are 17 new stagings of 11 of my operas in eight different countries during 2015,” the 55-year-old Londoner tells me.

Classical Music

Vienna’s ‘live at home’ opera streaming service is a hit

The Wiener Staatsoper ‘live at home’ video streaming service has attracted more than 9,000 customers in its first season, including 200 who took out the €320 (£227) annual subscription.

BBC News

William Tell: controversial opera rated 15 for cinemas

The Royal Opera House’s production of William Tell, which was booed on its opening night because of a nude rape scene, has been given a 15 certificate for a cinema screening.

Psychologies

Join the urban mindfulness revolution

Street Wisdom, the new free event dubbed the ‘University of The Street’ is coming to London on 5 July 2015. A powerful way to use the streets to find fresh answers and ideas, Street Wisdom is the brainchild of fellow authors and creative leadership gurus Chris Baréz-Brown and David Pearl. The concept relates to Buddhist techniques of mindfulness and shows us a more accessible modern urban route to being present in the moment.

Neu Musikzeitung

Ein Schweizer für die Semperoper: Peter Theiler soll Intendant in Dresden werden

Zuerst war es nur ein Gerücht, dann wurde es rasch zur Tatsache: Peter Theiler soll Intendant der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden werden. Der 1956 in Basel geborene Theatermann wurde von Sachsens Kunstministerin Eva-Maria Stange dazu auserkoren, die seit dem Tod von Ulrike Hessler vakante Position neu zu besetzen.

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“Er kochte mit Feuer”

1930 wurde er in Berlin geboren, als Sohn von Erich Kleiber. Heute, und auch schon zu seinen Lebzeiten, gelingt Carlos das Unmögliche: Er wird NOCH berühmter, NOCH begehrter als sein Über-Vater Erich. Am 3. Juli 2015 würde Kleiber, der 2004 in Slowenien starb, 85 Jahre alt.

Berlin.de

Berliner Musikstudent gewinnt Petersburger Cello-Wettbewerb

Der Berliner Cello-Student Andrei Ioniță hat den ersten Preis im bedeutenden Tschaikowski-Wettbewerb in St. Petersburg gewonnen.

Le Monde

Bernard Foccroulle : « L’opéra a besoin de nouvelles formes»

A 61 ans, Bernard Foccroulle, directeur général du Festival international d’art lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence depuis 2007, est l’une des figures de proue du monde de l’opéra. Par ailleurs organiste et compositeur, il préside l’association Opera Europa, qui fédère cent quatre compagnies issues de trente-trois pays. A la veille de la 67e édition du festival, il estime que cette forme musicale séculaire n’a pas dit son dernier mot.

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Marc Minkowski nommé Directeur général de l’Opéra national de Bordeaux

Le chef d’orchestre Marc Minkowski vient d’être désigné Directeur général de l’Opéra national de Bordeaux. Il remplacera Thierry Fouquet qui prendra sa retraite en juin 2016.

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(Written on July 3, 2015 )

We are delighted to welcome versatile baritone John Brancy to our international client roster.

John has been hailed by the New York Times as “a vibrant, resonate presence” and a “dashing, strong-voiced baritone”. The 2014-2015 season will see him in the title role of Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr. Fox at Opera San Antonio‘s brand new Tobin Center and with debuts at Edmonton Opera as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and at Opera Lyra Ottawa as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro. Brancy’s numerous concert engagements include a debut with Musica Sacra in Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall and a recital tour with pianist Peter Dugan, where they will present a special tribute to the centennial anniversary of World War I presented by VocalArts DC at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, CAIC in Chicago and Société d’art Vocal de Montréal. The young baritone will also be performing in a recital at the New York Festival of Song and with renowned pianist Ken Noda at The Song Continues: Spotlight Recital, presented by Marilyn Horne.

Previous seasons saw Brancy at Oper Frankfurt, Dresden Semperoper, Le Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Pacific Opera Victoria and Gotham Chamber Opera. He was also seen in performances at the Hugo Wolf Akademie in Stuttgart, and in recital with Thomas Adès and members of the San Francisco and Boston Symphony Orchestras. Brancy made his Carnegie, Avery Fisher, and Alice Tully Hall debuts while still an undergraduate student at The Juilliard School. He is a winner of the Sullivan Foundation Grand Prize, the 2013 Marilyn Horne Song Competition, first prize at the Classical Singer Magazine Competition, the Gold Award for Voice at the YoungArts Foundation competition and was a laureate of the 2012 Montreal International Music Competition.

John Brancy is passionate about music education and wrote the children’s opera Operation Superpower with Tobias Greenhalgh and the composer Armand Ranjbaran during their time at Julliard. John and Tobias perform the title roles of superheroes at school to encourage students to discover their own superpower. And because having a career as an opera singer and superhero is not enough, John is also about to launch the new snack brand ‘Meat N Nuts’ with his business partners Michael Atkins and Tyler Clark. Meat N Nuts combines a healthy blend of nuts with sustainably sourced beef jerky and the project was funded by a Kickstarter campaign.

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Credit: Kristin Hoebermann

(Written on September 18, 2014 )