16th March: Royal Opera House warning, Girls’ Choir for Merton College & Swedish opera gender imbalance

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, Royal Opera House issues warning for Lucia di Lammermoor, Merton College, Oxford to establish a girls’ choir, Emma Halnan wins Art Club-Karl Jenkins Music Award, Violinist Janine Jansen is handing over the artistic direction of her International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands and the Economist questions operas gender imbalance.

The Telegraph

Royal Opera House warns of risque sex scenes in Lucia di Lammermoor

The Royal Opera House has issued a warning of risqué and gory content in its upcoming production of Lucia di Lammermoor, as reported in The Times.

Classic FM

Flautist Emma Halnan wins Arts Club-Karl Jenkins Music Award

Young flautist will now record a performance of a piece composed for her by Sir Karl Jenkins after winning classical music prize, in collaboration with Classic FM

The Economist

Where have all the good tenors gone, and where are all the basses?

When the new students arrive at Sweden’s two opera conservatories this autumn, they’ll share one thing in common: they’ll all be women

Classical Music Magazine

Merton College, Oxford to establish a girls’ choir

The Merton College Girls’ Choir will be open to girls who will be in school years 5 to 10. Girls selected for the choir will regularly sing in the college’s 13th-century chapel, and will take part in services and concerts in Oxford and further afield.

BBC News

Michelle Obama recruits Missy Elliot, Kelly Clarkson and Zendaya for single

Artists including Missy Elliott, Kelly Clarkson and Kelly Rowland all feature on a charity single put together by US First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Strad

Violinist Janine Jansen to step down as artistic director of her chamber festival

Violinist Janine Jansen is handing over the artistic direction of her International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, The Netherlands, to 24-year-old cellist Harriet Krijgh. Jansen, who founded the event 13 years ago, will direct the festival for the final time this year from 29 June to 3 July.


Musikautorenpreis 2016: Boy, AnnenMayKantereit und Marteria zählen zu Nominierten

Zu den Nominierten des Deutschen Musikautorenpreises 2016 zählen u.a. AnnenMayKantereit, Selig, Sonja Glass von Boy sowie Marten Laciny (Marteria/Marsimoto), MoTrip und Sven Regener


Urheberrecht kommt ins Kabinett – Reform mit Zugeständnissen

Kreative und Verwerter ihrer Leistungen sollen sich „wieder auf Augenhöhe begegnen“, fordert Justizminister Maas


Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden: Honeck statt Nézet-Séguin

Der kanadische Dirigent Yannick Nézet-Séguin hat die Leitung des Osterfestspiel-Konzerts der Berliner Philharmoniker am kommenden Sonntag abgesagt

Le Monde

La municipalité renonce à présider les Chorégies d’Orange

Quatre jours après la démission du directeur des Chorégies, Raymond Duffaut, vendredi 11 mars, le maire d’Orange tente d’éteindre l’incendie


BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Parts of Michael Haydn’s Requiem sound similar to Mozart’s, though it was actually written first #EssentialClassics

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 Watch three minutes with the phenomenon that is Lang Lang, at the @BBCInTune Steinway:

Top Classical News @topcmnews Is classical music really superior to all other genres?  #ClassicalMusic

BR Klassik @BR_Klassik Zum Nachschauen: Kristian #Bezuidenhout & Chiaroscuro Quartet im Studiokonzert hier als exklusiver #videostream


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