10th May: Anita Hartig, Michael Nyman and Glyndebourne

Thursday 10th May 2012

The Telegraph

Anita Hartig: new face

Anita Hartig is enjoying special success as Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme.

Glyndebourne highlights 2012

As Glyndebourne approaches, opera critic Rupert Christiansen picks his three highlights.

Glyndebourne: interview with soprano Lucy Crowe ahead of Little Vixen

Barely four months after giving birth to her first baby, soprano Lucy Crowe was suddenly confronted with the biggest challenge of her professional life.

The Independent

Live opera in cinemas? No way, says ENO

Artistic director of English National Opera rails against popular medium.

The Guardian

Flashpoint: Bianca Jagger and the theatre critic’s spat at the opera

Accusations fly as critic Mark Shenton blasts Jagger’s use of flash photography during Einstein on the beach, while she makes assault claim.

The Times

Cunning little helpers at Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne, as well as being the place where opera happens with large numbers of picnics and lots of champagne, is also the place where opera happens with large numbers of children.

The NY Times

Deborah Voigt withdraws from tonight’s Met performance

Deborah Voigt is ill and will not sing the role of Brunnhilde in Wednesday evening’s performance of “Siegfried,” the third installment of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle.

Evening Standard

Proms by numbers

Funny statistics about the upcoming BBC Proms.

LA Times

Michael Nyman uses Facebook to lash out at Royal Opera House

Composer Michael Nyman is using Facebook to lash out against Britain’s Royal Opera House for apparently rejecting his overtures for a new piece.