In our news today, a new film will show the history of the Sydney Opera House, Sir Simon Rattle comments on his return to London & Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital debut. Also, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final completed composition is an opera for kids & the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform David Bowie’s work.
The controversial history behind one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, the Sydney Opera House is to be the subject of a new feature film made by an international team.
As Sir Simon Rattle prepares to pick up the baton at the LSO, ‘the Benedict Cumberbatch of classical’ talks about making London the music capital of the world — with a concert hall for the 21st century.
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Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital debut, 12 years after the Chinese pianist first played in the country with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Edo de Waart. The concert at Aukland’s Civic Theatre on 12 June will include Chopin’s Scherzos as well as Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons. It comes at the end of a tour that has taken him from Chicago to Australasia via China.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final completed composition will receive its world premiere in London later this month.The Hogboon is an opera for children, based on a Scottish folk tale taken from Maxwell’s home in Orkney. The premiere takes place at Barbican Centre on 26 June, three months after he died following a battle with cancer.
David Bowie was one of those figures that we all felt like was immortal, something beyond just a regular human. He lived life outside of the social bounds of gender, sexuality, understanding, and love.
As The Dallas Opera prepares to announce the second class of participants for the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on continuing challenges cited in the application process.
Sir Antonio Pappano, music director at the Royal Opera House, was paid £737,424 by the charity in 2014/15, an increase of almost £200,000 on the previous year. The charity’s latest set of accounts, for the year to the end of August 2015, show Pappano received a basic salary of £104,186 plus fees of £633,238.
Der Hauptausschuss der Rostocker Bürgerschaft hat die fristlose Entlassung des Volkstheater-Intendanten Sewan Latchinian beschlossen.
Das Bezirksgericht von New York hat nach Beratung am letzten Verhandlungstag die Anhörung um Stefan Arzberger erneut vertagt.
Auf dem Dach der Leipziger Oper summen jetzt Bienen. Das Musiktheater und der Naturschutzbund (NABU) Sachsen siedelten dort am Montag ein erstes Volk mit 2.000 Tieren an.
The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Shining a spotlight on opera’s bad guys A musical highlight from Verdi’s Nabucco: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/verdis-nabucco-musical-highlight-donna-chi-sei … #ROHnabucco ^M
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(Written on June 7, 2016 )