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In today’s news: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday, PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards, and classical voice types de-mystified. Elbphilharmonie reopens after summer break, start of Lucerne festival, and “Troubadou” premiere in Erfurt cancelled after thunderstorm.

The Guardian

Epic night out: Gove and Osbourne visit opera on German holiday

Former cabinet colleagues spend summer break together enjoying Wagner’s Ring Cycle and its stories of power and betrayal.

M-Magazine

PRS for Music supports Gramophone classical music awards

UK collecting societies PRS for Music and PPL are presenting the Special Achievement Award at the 40th Gramophone Classical Music Awards.

Music Industries Association

Learning music helps Birmingham kids hit a happy note, music charity finds

Three-quarters (75%) of Birmingham school children say they feel happier as a result of learning to play a musical instrument, the city’s largest music education provider has found.

Classical Music

Classical voice types de-mystified

How do you cast an opera? Mostly by voice – but which voice? George Hall investigates.

Evening Standard

Cereal Killer the musical… and ten other weird and wacky musicals

A round-up of the strangest subjects made into musicals.

Limelight

Opera Australia to recreate the original Evita in 2018

Hal Prince will oversee the original Broadway and West End production at the Sydney Opera House next year.

Pizzicato

Michael Sakir named Music Director for Opera Memphis

Opera Memphis has announced American conductor Michael Sakir as its new Music Director.

Klassik.com

Treppen der Elbphilharmonie überarbeitet

Die Elbphilharmonie hat nach dreiwöchiger Sommerpause ihre Türen in überarbeiteter Gestalt wieder geöffnet.

Klassik Heute

Heute beginnt das Festival Lucerne Festival – Sommer 2017.

Das Motto des Festivals 2017 lautet in diesem Jahr “Identität.”

Musik Heute

Gewitter sorgt für Abbruch von “Troubadour”-Premiere

Die Premiere von Giuseppe Verdis Oper “Der Troubadour” bei den Domstufen-Festspielen in Erfurt ist ins Wasser gefallen.

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News: Bariton Máté Sólyom-Nagy, Ensemblemitglied des , ist seit 9. August „Kammersänger“

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, © Sarahhoa under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

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(Written on August 11, 2017 )

Classical Music Magazine

Breakthrough for blind musicians as Prima Vista signs deal with OUP

Ms Machell, based in Leeds, has her own music publishing and software company, Prima Vista Braille Music Services, which provides music to enable blind musicians to ‘feel the music’.

Jubilee composers miss out on BBC coverage

The event, organised by the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, saw nine ‘music herald barges’ sail down the river, with performers on each.

LA Times

Vinny Golia to enable young talent

Vinny Golia is using his residency at the Blue Whale, which celebrates his Nine Winds label’s 35th anniversary, to showcase young musical talent.

Playboy Jazz Festival tries to broaden its appeal

The 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl will feature classic styles, jazz-rock fusions and genre pushers. Bill Cosby is the emcee.

Sonny Rollins, Esperanze Spalding head S.F. Jazz Festival lineup

Los Angeles-area jazz fans will have ample reasons to trek north on the Golden State Freeway beginning in August with the recently announced lineup of the 30th San Francisco Jazz Festival.

The Guardian

Opera North tackles Wagner’s Ring Cycle – minus the financial drama

Concert hall staging with giant video and ‘nicely blown in tubas’ keeps ticket prices down to draw Wagner virgins.

Gramophone

Obituary: Judith Nelson, early music soprano

The American soprano Judith Nelson, who has died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, was one of the most prominent voices in the early music world.

New York Times

The White Light Festival Turns to Dark-Hued Mahler

White Light, Lincoln Center’s fall festival dedicated to humanity’s spiritual side, will present Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London next season.

BBC Music Magazine

Winners of Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition announced

The first prize at the annual competition founded by tenor Plácido Domingo,Operalia, has been awarded to 29-year-old American soprano Janai Brugger.

(Written on June 13, 2012 )