14th May: Glyndebourne, the Aldeburgh World Orchestra and Jonathan Dove

Monday 14th May 2012

The Independent

Kermit the frog joins the chorus – in ‘Caligula’

New opera dresses characters as kid’s favourites to portray citizens living in terror.

Glyndebourne – Singing for their supper

Tickets for Glyndebourne aren’t cheap but the festival is continuing to attract visitors with a seductive, world-class programme that plays it safe.

The LA Times

Los Angeles Philharmonic’s ‘Don Giovanni’ stars the music

The opera, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and with design by Frank Gehry and Laura and Kate Mulleavy, is a semi-stage production.

The NY Times

The Corner of Falstaff and Zerbinetta

The Metropolitan Opera has 1,024 identically framed images on its Wall of Fame.

The Financial Times

World class

Formed via YouTube, the Aldeburgh World Orchestra is comprised of instrumentalists from more than 30 countries.

ArtsJournal – Slipped disc

Laura van Heijden, 15, wins BBC Young Musician

A Sussex cellist – half-Dutch, half-Swiss – ran away tonight with the career-making BBC Young Musician of the Year, cresting to triumph on the Walton concerto.

Leipzig opens 5km composer walk

As of this weekend, you can follow the trail of all the great composers who were born, studied, lived and worked in Leipzig.


Jonathan Dove to write work based on Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel Peace prize-winner and Burmese political activist Aung San Suu Kyi is to be the subject of a new work by British composer Jonathan Dove, commissioned as part of BBC Radio 3’s Portraits Day.