Death of David Kelly To Provide Inspiration For Opera
Will Self has used the death of the British scientist and biological warfare expert Dr David Kelly as inspiration for an opera.
How The Higginbottom Home Hatched Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
One wears cassocks and the other wears feathers. But Edward and Orlando Higginbottom say that all music is costume drama.
Pasadena Symphony: Michael Stern Takes Baton For Ailing DePreist
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: Cross-Party Harmony In The House
The Parliament Choir allows people of all persuasions to put aside political differences and unite in song.
Robin Ticciati: The 28-Year-Old Who Makes Top-Rank Conducting Look So Easy
Robin Ticciati, musical director of the SCO, tells Ivan Hewett the secret of his success.
Colin Currie: It’s Not Noise, It’s Real Music
Colin Currie is leading a generation of ever more sophisticated players, says Ivan Hewett.
As Bach Demonstrates, The Great Story Is Greater Still When It’s Sung
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
Musical Miracle In The Congo
An ex-pilot in Kinshasa founded a symphony orchestra
New York Times
Let’s Talk About ‘The Ring’
Talking about the ‘Ring’ by Wagner at the Metropolitan Opera
Export Ban Helps Britten Manuscript Stay In The UK
The British Library have acquired a fascinating manuscript of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Tom Service tells the story.
Hair Of The Choccy Dog
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 )