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In today’s news: Soprano Anna Netrebko Storms Salzburg Classical Music’s Summit, and Spotify launches in Thailand. Russian opera director Serebrennikow has been arrested, classical music festivals are in high demand, and Italy to pay tribute to earthquake victims with music compositions.

The Financial Times

Anna Netrebko Storms Salzburg, Classical Music’s Summit

SALZBURG, Austria — The curtain had just come down on Anna Netrebko’s highly anticipated debut as Verdi’s Aida here earlier this month. But her next performance was already beginning.

Teaching Drama

Mercury Theatre provides crèche

The Mercury Theatre of Colchester, Essex, has responded to feedback about accessibility for auditionees with caring responsibilities.

 Music Business Worldwide

Spotify launches in Thailand with subscription price of less than $4 a month

The company has this week launched both its ad-funded and premium services in Thailand. As a result, it’s now available in some 61 markets worldwide.

Pizzicato

Korean tenor wins Queen Sonja International Music Competition

The winner of this year’s Queen Sonja International Music Competition is tenor Seung Ju Bahg, a young talent from South Korea.

Klassik Heute

Künstlerresidenz von Daniel Hope in der Philharmonie Essen

Musiker, Autor, Moderator, Produzent: Der Geiger Daniel Hope ist eine der interessantesten Künstlerpersönlichkeiten der Gegenwart.

Musik Heute

Regisseur Serebrennikow festgenommen – Oper Stuttgart besorgt

Zwei Monate vor seiner geplanten Opernpremiere in Stuttgart ist der regierungskritische russische Theaterregisseur Kirill Serebrennikow in Moskau festgenommen worden.

Codex Flores

Klassik-Festivals erfreuen sich hoher Nachfrage

Laut der Deutschen Orchestervereinigung (DOV) erfreuen sich die sommerlichen Open-Air-, Festival- und Festspiel-Veranstaltungen klassischer Musik immer grösseren Zuspruchs.

France Musique

Italie : une création musicale pour exorciser le tremblement de terre de 2016

Un an après le tremblement de terre qui a fait près de 300 morts, l’Italie veut rendre hommage aux victimes et conjurer ses souvenirs.

Twitter

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The New York Times: Anna Netrebko poses for a selfie with a fan on the streets of Salzburg.

(Written on August 23, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Vienna State Opera extends its live streaming service, and the 2015 BBC Radio 3 auction in aid of BBC Children in Need offers the chance to own handwritten manuscripts by living composers. Also, The Guardian scolds John Humphrys’ remark about the price of opera tickets, arguing that it’s time to scotch this cliche

The Guardian

It’s time to scotch the cliche that opera tickets are too expensive

John Humphrys is just the latest to repeat the myth that opera tickets are prohibitively expensive. Look at the figures. In fact, opera houses offer tickets that are among the cheapest for any live event in the country

Classical Music Magazine

Vienna State Opera extends live streaming service

Vienna State Opera is expanding its offer to cable and satellite television, users of Apple TV and Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices, as well as discussing bringing other opera companies on to its platform, while dramatically cutting its subscription prices

Classical Source

Distinguished living composers donate original handwritten manuscripts to support BBC Children in Need’s 2015 Appeal

The 2015 BBC Radio 3 auction in aid of BBC Children in Need offers the public a chance to own a piece of musical history 

The Strad

Chicago Symphony Orchestra appoints two new violists

Sunghee Choi and Youming Chen join the orchestra from the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Kansas City Symphony respectively

KlassikAkzente

Multimediales Musikerlebnis – Die Apple TV Klassik App

Zusammen mit dem Apple TV der 4. Generation hat Apple einen eigenen App Store für den Fernseher gelauncht. Für die so entstandene neue Plattform haben Touchpress und DG die erste Klassik App für den TV entwickelt

Pizzicato

Schlagzeuger Simone Rubino erhält Credit Suisse Young Artist Award

Der Schlagzeuger Simone Rubino erhält den diesjährigen Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. Die Jury unter Vorsitz von Michael Haefliger, Intendant von ‘Lucerne Festival’, vergab den mit CHF 75.000 zum neunten Mal

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Aus sich selbst heraus bewegt

Douglas Lilburn, dessen Geburtstag sich am 2. November zum hundertsten Mal jährt, war nicht nur Neuseelands überragender Komponist, sondern ein Meister von universellem Karat, eine singuläre Stimme in der unglaublichen Vielfalt der Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts

The New York Times

BalletNext and Abraham.In.Motion Experiment With Jazz

BalletNext, was having its first rehearsal with the Tom Harrell Quintet, and the musicians were playing something a little different from the recording that the dancers had been practicing to for weeks

San Francisco Classical Voice

Young San Franciscian Herding Music in Mongolia

It’s a globe-girding exercise to follow Dimitri Staszewski’s travels from San Francisco to Mongolia, where he is studying the country’s ancient music, contributing to its preservation

Twitter

BBC Radio 3Our auction is up! Own original manuscripts from 5 distinguished living composers

ABRSMGood luck to everyone taking their Music Theory exam today!! Here are ten tips for exam day!

Royal Opera HouseIf you’re based in the USA have a look at our cinema website for details of what’s showing near you ^E

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Carmen at the Royal Opera House. The cheapest seats for the current production are £11. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/for the Guardian

(Written on November 4, 2015 )

Classic FM Online

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to retire from opera stage?

New Zealand opera singer Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has suggested that she will retire from the opera stage, on the eve of her 70th birthday.

Leonard Slatkin encourages concert audience to use mobile phone cameras

Conductor Leonard Slatkin surprised attendees at a Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert by encouraging them to take photos and videos of the performance with their phones, and to post them on the internet via social media.

Gramophone

Founder of Lyrita Richard Itter has died

Richard Itter was the founder of Lyrita Recorded Edition as a mail-order subscription label in 1959 (with the first LPs issued the following year) and over the next 32 years created a superb catalogue of largely orchestral British music.

Daily Mail

CHRIS DEERIN: I adore classical music. How can I pass the baton to a new generation?

Chris Deerin on Classical Music

Rafael Bonachela: From Madonna to JS Bach

Sydney Dance Co’s AD used to chose Madonna over flamenco, but nowadays it’s classical that sets his toes tapping.

The Telegraph

iTunes Festival may force imminent iOS 7.1 update

A well-connected Apple blogger claims that iOS 7.1 will be released within days as it is needed to support new features to allow the upcoming iTunes Festival in Texas to be live-streamed to devices around the world

Die Welt

Wanderhuren aus dem finsteren Zeitalter der Oper

Lange waren Barockopern etwas für Nerds. Heute gibt es eine ganze Industrie, die sie als gefühlige Events vermarktet. Wie die Alte Musik die Klassikbranche und die Seelen retten soll.
Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

(Written on March 5, 2014 )

Gramophone

British Composer Awards 2013 shortlist revealed

The 11th British Composer Awards, honouring contemporary UK composition, take place on December 3

The Guardian

Scottish Opera – some questions for the troubled company

The opera company used to be a cultural jewel whose ambitions, and resulting productions, were reasons to cheer. What has gone wrong?

The Voice of Russia

Symphony online: Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra opens virtual concert hall

The large-scale online project was launched this week in one of the best music halls in Russia. The aim of this innovation is to allow music lovers from all over the country to enjoy unique performances

Classicalite

La Scala’s Post-Barenboim Conductor is…Fabio Luisi?

Now, Italy’s La Reppublica is reporting that Genoese maestro Fabio Luisi-principal conductor of the Met since September 2011-may very well be the preferred candidate

Chicago Tribune

CSO reports small deficit, record ticket sales and fundraising

While other U.S. symphony orchestras are buffeted by budget shortfalls, declining attendance, labor unrest and other problems, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues on a steady financial course

Wired

Is This the Opera of the Future?

New opera Invisible Cities represents the leading edge of operatic innovation – a bold effort to create individualized experiences within the context of a communal performance

Billboard

YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service 

YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service – akin to a Spotify, but with video – to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans

Billboard

Billboard

(Written on October 25, 2013 )