Will Self has used the death of the British scientist and biological warfare expert Dr David Kelly as inspiration for an opera.
One wears cassocks and the other wears feathers. But Edward and Orlando Higginbottom say that all music is costume drama.
James DePreist, artistic advisor of the Pasadena Symphony, is recovering from heart bypass surgery and won’t be able to conduct its April 28 program at the Ambassador Auditorium, the orchestra announced Thursday.
The Parliament Choir allows people of all persuasions to put aside political differences and unite in song.
Robin Ticciati, musical director of the SCO, tells Ivan Hewett the secret of his success.
Colin Currie is leading a generation of ever more sophisticated players, says Ivan Hewett.
It is an amazing feeling, knowing that people have been singing their accounts of the Passion of Christ for at least 1,200 years.
Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog
An ex-pilot in Kinshasa founded a symphony orchestra
New York Times
Talking about the ‘Ring’ by Wagner at the Metropolitan Opera
The British Library have acquired a fascinating manuscript of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Tom Service tells the story.
The crowning point of Zurich’s recent Salon du Chocolat exhibition was a fashion show where designers paired with chocolatiers to create outfits connected to the theme of opera.
(Written on April 10, 2012 )