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The Washington Post

Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl


i(ce)-Tunes: Sweden’s incredible ice orchestra

They’re among the rarest instruments in the world, but they’ll be discarded come spring. They’re so fragile even the players’ breath risks nudging them out of tune.

The Guardian

English National Opera’s Edward Gardner to leave

Highly regarded conductor to take up new role at Bergen Philharmonic from 2015, and be replaced by Mark Wigglesworth

BBC News

Iran: Rule banning musical instruments on TV is broken

Iran’s Channel One television has caused a sensation by showing musical instruments on screen for the first time in 30 years, it’s reported.

West End stars downplay theatre safety issue

Theatre audiences are “a hardy lot” who will not be put off by recent incidents at London venues where patrons have been injured, according to the stars of a newly opened West End show.

Marie Claire

The Women Who Are Ruling The Music Industry, Right Now

The ladies who’ve bagged the best jobs backstage, from inside music magazines and record labels, to studio techs and bloggers

Daily Herald

Teen entrepeneur takes on music industry

Breje Whitt was only 15 years old when he began performing onstage with a nationally renowned Christian rock band. Two years later, the Elgin teen is running his own DJ, sound and lighting company.




(Written on January 23, 2014 )

New York Times

Eiko And Koma Talk About ‘Fragile’

A performance of relentless stillness, with live score.

Entartete Musik

Laurel Resting In Vienna.

Gavin Plumley on the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Classical Music Magazine

Edinburgh Festival Programme Announced.

Out of 185 performances in this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, 51 are concerts, almost 3,000 artists are involved and 47 nationalities will be represented on stage.

The Telegraph

New Face: Ross McInroy.

Ross McInroy is the Scottish Opera’s bass chosen for The Rake’s Progress and Tosca.

Another Bad Modern Opera At Covent Garden. Why Is The Royal Opera House Allowed To Throw Money Away?

You know how it is: you wait for one bad opera, then three come along at once, according to Igor Toronyi-Lalic.


Schubert: A Gloriously Unfinished Celebration.

BBC Radio 3 is devoting an entire week to Schubert. He’s just the composer for these tough times, says Jessica Duchen.

Women In Operas Can’t Resist A Rake.

Nice guys finish last in opera.

Opera Chic

American Ballet Theatre Goes Town And Country.

ABT discusses its sponsorship program in the April 2012 edition of Town & Country and profiles some deep-pocketed philanthropists who sponsor ABT dancers.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Oldest English Song Is Subjected To Post-Punk Revival.

Word is out that the Futureheads, a post-punk band, have recorded a tribute version of the oldest known song in early English, Sumer Is Icumen In.


Stephen Sondheim: Our Greatest Composer?

No one today has better mastered the art-form of marrying words and drama to music, and keeping that essentially operatic ideal alive in a broader public consciousness.



(Written on March 16, 2012 )