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In today’s news: Sharon Corr performs for only embryos, Bavarian State Opera hosts ‘From the House of the Dead,’ National Sawdust celebrates Hildegard Month, Daniel Hyde becomes new Music Director of Kings College Cambridge, Pianist Siegfried Mauser was sentenced to almost 3 years due to sexual coercion, interview with Andrea Zietzschmann, the new Intendant of the Berlin Philharmonie’s foundation, and Roderick Cox wins Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

Irish Times

Sharon Corr performs to audience of embryos

The Corrs musician plays an ‘emotional’ gig at a fertility clinic in Barcelona.

Classical Music

JAM on the Marsh returns this July

JAM on the Marsh festival returns to Romney Marsh in Kent for its fifth year, running from 5-15 July.

Financial Times

From the House of the Dead, Bavarian State Opera, Munich — grim but absurdist

Frank Castorf intriguing, chaotic staging of Janáček’s opera threatens to overwhelm the music’s subtlety.

Broadway World

Toronto Symphony Orchestra to Celebrate Peter Oundjian

June 2018 is a month-long tribute to Peter Oundjian, celebrating 14 remarkable seasons as Music Director, with stellar guest artists, powerful music, a free midday concert, and many emotions.

National Sawdust Celebrates Women & Gender Non-Binary Artists with Hildegard Month

National Sawdust, the artist-led nonprofit incubator and venue, announces June 2018 as Hildegard Month at the Williamsburg space that serves as a dynamic home for artists and new music of all kinds.

Gramophone

King’s College Cambridge names Daniel Hyde as new music director

Daniel Hyde will succeed Stephen Cleobury in one of the world’s highest profile choral posts, it has been announced today.

Die Zeit

Ziemlich unheilige Allianzen

Wo bleibt der Rabatz? Der Pianist Siegfried Mauser soll wegen sexueller Nötigung für fast drei Jahre ins Gefängnis.

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Optimale Rahmenbedingungen schaffen

Ein Gespräch mit der neuen Stiftungsintendantin der Berliner Philharmoniker, Andrea Zietzschmann.

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Festivalfrust

Muss es denn schon wieder „Die Zauberflöte“ sein? Die sommerlichen Opernfestivals sind so mutlos wie selten. Doch es gibt Ausnahmen.

El País

Varios países de la UE piden crear un ‘Erasmus de la Cultura’

La iniciativa facilitaría la movilidad de los jóvenes artistas a partir de 2020.

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Roderick Cox wins Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award

The Solti Foundation U.S. announced that Roderick Cox, 30, is this year’s winner of the Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

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Sharon Corr performs in fertility clinic © Irish Times

(Written on May 24, 2018 )

In today’s news: Kenneh-Mason praised for Royal wedding performance, US choir’s debut UK tour, Verdi letters seized by Italian government, National Concert Hall gets revamp, Dai Fujikura’s “Solaris” includes robots, the Augsburg City Theatre to be converted into a state theatre, and Pianist See Siang Wong wins cooking show.

Classical Music 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance

19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performed Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’, Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’ and Maria Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne at the royal wedding on 19 May.

The City Choir of Washington to make debut UK tour

The City Choir of Washington will perform at venues in London, Oxford, Gloucester and Ely in July 2018.

The Times

‘Damaged’ Verdi letters seized from descendants

Hundreds of letters written by the composer Giuseppe Verdi have been seized by the Italian government from his heirs amid claims that some have gone missing or been damaged by damp.

National Concert Hall chief Simon Taylor hopes its €78m revamp hits a high note

The National Concert Hall is being transformed by a €78m investment – and boss Simon Taylor hopes the audience will be too.

NME

Manchester Orchestra pay tribute to Scott Hutchison with Frightened Rabbit cover

Atlanta band and close-friends of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison, Manchester Orchestra have paid tribute to the passing of the singer-songwriter with a cover of ‘My Backwards Walk’.

Opera Wire

50th Anniversary of Tullio Serafin’s Death To Get Major Celebration

To mark the 50th anniversary of his death the “Archivio storico Tullio Serafin” is coordinating a series of events to raise awareness of the Maestro’s contribution to the world of music.

Musik Heute

Metropolitan Opera verklagt Levine wegen Rufschädigung

New York – Im Streit zwischen der New Yorker Metropolitan Oper und ihrem entlassenen Star-Dirigenten James Levine fordern beiden Seiten Schadenersatz in Millionenhöhe.

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Keine Lösung im Weltraum-Theater – Deutsche Erstaufführung von Dai Fujikuras „Solaris“ in Augsburg

Bald werden sie im Alltag um uns sein: Roboter mit rasant lernender künstlicher Intelligenz und einem Aussehen nach Wunsch, Lust und Laune. Nun wagte das Theater Augsburg die in Paris uraufgeführte „Solaris“-Vertonung des Japaners Dai Fujikuras.

Augsburger Theater wird nach Nürnberger Modell zum Staatstheater

Das Augsburger Stadttheater soll nach dem bereits in Nürnberg angewandten Stiftungsmodell in ein Staatstheater umgewandelt werden.

Kassik.com

Pianist See Siang Wong gewinnt Schweizer TV-Kochshow

Der Pianist See Siang Wong (39) hat die sechste Staffel der schweizerischen Kochshow “SRF bi de Lüt Männerküche” gewonnen. Im Finale kochte er für die Jury ein asiatisches Menü, bei dem vor allem sein Laksa-Fisch im Bananenblatt und sein Beef Rendang überzeugen konnten.

BR Klassik 

 Leoš Janáček: “Aus Einem Totenhous”

Das ist der Handlungsgang der dreiaktigen, wegen ihrer Kürze in der Regel ohne Pause gespielten Oper “Aus einem Totenhaus” von Leoš Janáček. Die Vorlage lieferte Dostojewski (1860), die Vertonung fand erst nach Janáčeks Tod auf eine Bühne in Brünn/Brno.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason praised for ‘breathtaking’ royal wedding performance © Classical Music Magazine

(Written on May 21, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the story behind the architectural battle of the Sydney Opera House is to become a movie, new composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia and the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports released next week. Also, J. Reilly Lewis dies at 71 and philharmonie.tv Cologne awarded with Eco Internet Award.

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Architectural Battle For The Sydney Opera House To Become A Movie

Today the Opera house in Sydney is considered as one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Yet, the project’s genesis was tough and dramatic, since Danish architect Jorn Utzon upset Australia’s conservative architectural scene after winning the competition to design the building.

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New composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia

A recent Curtis Institute of Music graduate is a new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Rene Orth, 30, is the sixth composer to go through the program, starting her term June 1.

Classicalite

J. Reilly Lewis, Washington Metro Area Concertmaster & Organist, Dies at 71

Lewis, a prominent authority on Bach, founded the Washington Bach Consort and served as music leader at Clarendon United Methodist Church for over 40 years. Also music director of the Cathedral Choral Society, Reilly was a one of the most important musicians in the Washington classical music scene.

The Guardian

The rebuilt Snape Maltings: Britten’s artistic dream rises again

No one thinks they are going to sit the Queen on a packing-case when she opens the rebuilt Maltings Concert Hall less than a month from now, but completion of the work is touch and go.

Orpheus for the age of Trump: Anaïs Mitchell on her folk opera Hadestown

Mitchell’s hit off-Broadway show about a tyrannical billionaire building a wall to ‘keep out the enemy’ was written in 2006 but could hardly be more topical. The folk singer discusses retelling an ancient myth at a time of ‘political horror’

Adaptistration

Orchestra Compensation Reports Are Right Around The Corner

Next week is the beginning of the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports, an annual series that examines the compensation trends among orchestra executives, music directors and concertmasters, at more than 65 professional U.S. orchestras.

The Telegraph

The return of Rossini: watch a live stream of Glyndebourne’s The Barber of Seville

Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Rossini for free on the Telegraphwebsite, from next week. The opera will be streamed live from 6.30pm on Tuesday June 21, and is available on demand for the following seven days.

The Strad

Cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The musician, who survived the Holocaust, joins fellow performers Paul Lewis and Alison Balsom on the list.

Classical Music Magazine

Small and regional arts organisations testify to funding difficulties

Representatives of small and regional arts organisations have submitted evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee about the funding difficulties which they face. Prompted by complaints that ‘London has long received a disproportionate share of arts funding’ at a previous investigation into the work of Arts Council England, the Countries of Culture inquiry is examining funding opportunities for cultural organisations in the regions.

The Times

Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne

Janácek takes just 90 minutes to tell the story of his Vixen, from cub years to marriage, motherhood to sudden death. At Glyndebourne that means the dinner interval is actually longer than the opera (chicken and rabbit, both scoffed by the leading lady, would make good hamper options).

klassik.com

SPD will Künstlersozialabgabe senken

Nach Plänen der Bundesministerin für Arbeit und Soziales, Andrea Nahles (SPD), soll die Künstlersozialabgabe sinken.

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Eco Internet Award für philharmonie.tv

Das Kölner Konzertportal philharmonie.tv ist mit dem eco Internet Award des eco Verbands der Internetwirtschaft e. V. ausgezeichnet worden.

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Singpause – Das große Singen für Tausende Kinder

Mit der Düsseldorfer «Singpause» haben Zehntausende Grundschüler nebenbei in ihrer Schulzeit nicht nur singen, sondern auch Noten lesen gelernt. Das erfolgreiche Bildungsprojekt lässt andere Städte aufhorchen.

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KlassikInfo.de @Klassikinfo Alessandro De Marchi verlängert bei Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik http://bit.ly/1tqatri

Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd Wagnerian tenor Alberto Remedios has passed away aged 81

Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

(Written on June 15, 2016 )

The Telegraph

Tallis Scholars: at the cutting edge of discovery

Tallis Scholar founder Peter Phillips says there are still great Renaissance masterworks waiting to be brought back to life.

The Guardian

The Cunning Little Vixen brings animal magic to Glyndebourne

With its cast of bloodthirsty foxes, lazy hens and mischievous frogs, Janácek’s opera is joy – and a powerful reminder of the force of nature.

Classical Music Magazine

Catalyst Arts fund: music organisation to invest in development

Nearly £4.5m has been allocated to UK music organisations as part of Arts Council England’s Catalyst Arts scheme, announced today.

NY Times

Mattila Bows Out From Met Production

Karita Mattila, the Finnish soprano, has dropped out of a new production of Verdi’s “Ballo in Maschera” at the Metropolitan Opera planned for next season.

LA Times

Piano and flute in India, where the sitar is king

There’s a growing interest in the music of Beethoven, Bach and Co. in the country. The Delhi School of Music is among the institutions that feed this thirst for the Western classical genre.

ArtsJournal – Slipped disc

Pavarotti’s Machiavelli has died

Herbert Breslin, who masterminded Luciano Pavarotti’s career and made sure it triumphed above all others, died today in Nice, France.

Gramophone

No place for boorish boos at sumptuous new Falstaff

The reaction of sections of the audience at Tuesday night’s unveiling of a brand new Falstaff at the Royal Opera House was uncalled for, unjustified – and boorish.

(Written on May 18, 2012 )