17th January: Carmen Goes Bollywood, Coding Classical Music and British Music Tastes Revealed

Thursday 17th January 2013

The Times

Soprano Barbara Hannigan: pitch perfect 

Why this Canadian soprano is setting the opera world on fire with her extraordinary vocal range and joyous precision

Classical Music Magazine

Welsh rights dispute: BBC and PRS accused of price fixing

Dafydd Roberts asks ‘whether the BBC-PRS agreement is price fixing’ as Welsh musicians’ dispute with PRS rumbles on.

BBC News

BBC plans Bollywood-style live opera for Bradford

A live Bollywood-style production of the opera Carmen is to be produced by the BBC in Bradford.


Coding project aims to deepen the experience of streaming classical music

A Sheffield based media company has created a prototype web project that tells the story behind classical music using a combination of HTML 5 and Javascript.

Slipped Disc

Richard Wagner museum is reopened by Jewish band

Germany’s oldest Richard Wagner museum, dating back to 1907, is in a hunting lodge in Graupa, 20km east of Dresden.

Breaking: Sacked oboist wins appeal. Welsh Opera faces huge bill

Sandy Johnston, the oboist sacked by Welsh National Opera, has succeeded in the Employment Appeal Tribunal against an earlier ruling on his dismissal.

The Guardian

Arts Council considers opera shakeup as ENO posts £2.2m loss

English National Opera falls into red after losing £1.3m funding and filling only 71% of seats

HMV’s woes do not signal the end for record shops

Despite HMV’s inability to make high street music retailing pay, some independent record shops are seeing increased sales

Music Industry News Network

Pop Still On Top As British Music Buying Tastes Revealed

Classical, Hip Hop and Reggae all made gains in 2012. Big sellers including Andre Rieu’s Magic Of The Movies and Andrea Bocelli’s Opera helped Classical claim a four-year share high in 2012 of 3.7%.


BBC News