10th August: Underwater Singing, Closing Ceremonies and The Future of Opera

Friday 10th August 2012

Arts Journal- Slipped Disc 

11 opera musicians sacked in Barcelona as Euro crunch kicks in 

The Liceo opera has laid off 11 musicians from its orchestra.

So there was this mezzo who put her head down and … 

A mezzo- soprano whose talents include singing underwater….

Gramophone Blog

Music in the mountains at the Engadin Festival 

International Stars gather in a beautiful corner of Switzerland….

Opera News 

Future Perfect

Philip Kennicott offers his views on what opera will become in 10 years.

Classic FM

Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music 

Titled a ‘Symphony of British Music,’ the closing ceremony is bound to be a celebration of UK talent.

Charlotte Dujardin accompanied by Elgar and Holst, wins gold in Olympic dressage

Team GB wins gold and bronze medals inspired by patriotic classical music soundtrack.

Jon Lord’s final studio work set for release 

Deep Purple star and classical composer Jon Lord’s ‘Concerto for Group and Orchestra’ has been recorded by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yuja Wang turns heads in racy dress 

The Chinese pianist proves she is a style icon as well as a talented concert performer.