The Arts Desk
Some violinists just play; others have a voice.
Operatic tenor with exemplary phrasing, dramatic charisma and a rare sensitivity
The Evening Standard
Unless the major institutions learn the lessons of smaller companies and get closer to their audiences they run the risk of reducing opera to a museum piece, director John Fulljames tells Nick Kimberley
The LA Times
James Levine, the ailing music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, has suffered from recurring back problems in recent years that have forced him to cancel a number of appearances. On Tuesday, the company announced that Levine has had to withdraw from all fall appearances this season due to an accident last week that damaged one of his vertebrae.
It is back to school week. But for the singers of British Youth Opera this month marks their final farewell from music college and graduate opera courses.
(Written on September 7, 2011 )