Garsington has proved a hit when beamed to the sands of Skegness.
Delians claims his music evokes the soul of the forgotten English landscape, but I don’t hear that.
Opera aims shy hight with 150 performers and 4 helicopters.
Stag beetles and bats are among the hazards of outdoor performances, says Michael Volpe, head of Opera Holland Park. And don’t get him started on the weather…
All composers are dreamers. But very few have dared to dream sonic images of such magnetic power as those that Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has conjured in her music for ensembles, orchestra, opera houses, electronics and soloists.
Production with 250-strong cast and crew made up of local people shines spotlight on working-class family life.
BBC Music Magazine
The soprano who appeared with every major opera company in the US dies aged 86.
In his latest movie “To Rome With Love,” Woody Allen plays Jerry, a retired music executive and former opera director who travels to Italy to meet his daughter’s fiancé.
Arts Journal – Slipped Disc
Pierre Boulez has been forced to withdraw from the BBC Proms as a result of continuing difficulties with his eyesight. He is in doubt for the Lucerne Festival.
‘You need t be brave to join this opera’, says Daniel Barenboim. ‘Our mission is vital’.
With the Proms starting on Friday, here are highlights from Berlioz, Beethoven, Boulez, not to mention Wallace & Gromit.
Sarah Connolly, 49, is an English mezzo-soprano, widely viewed as one of the world’s finest.