18th June: Hypnotised singer performs during operation, New York’s Met cancel The Death of Klinghoffer simulcast and Quebec on the path to separation

Wednesday 18th June 2014

Classical News

Classic FM

Hypnotised singer performs during operation

Professional singer Alama Kanté is ready to perform again after a risky operation to remove a tumour from her throat.

The Guardian

New York’s Met cancel The Death of Klinghoffer simulcast

General manager raises concerns that the international Jewish community may find John Adams’ opera ‘inappropriate at this time of rising antisemitism’.

The Star Canada

Quebec on the path to separation (from a U.S. music union)

Musicians voted to split from American Federation of Musicians in a referendum this week, but bargaining over how to serve the needs of French-speaking artists may be just beginning.

The Telegraph

Michael Petrov- New Music

This Bulgarian cellist has fallen in love with the UK, where he’s rapidly impressing audiences.


Pereira präsentierte sein erstes Programm für die Scala 

Der umstrittene Scala-Intendant startet die Saison mit 2014/15 mit Beethovens “Fidelio”.

Die Welt

Mit Stimme, Witz und MPi gegen den Rotstift

Die Händel-Festspiele in Halle haben ihren Platz in Händels Geburtsstadt wieder eingenommen. Im vergangenen Jahr fielen sie dem Saale-Hochwasser zum Opfer. Jetzt standen sie im Zeichen des Sparwahns.

El Mundo

Rattle agasaja a Barenboim

Celebran juntos, este miércoles 17, los 50 años del argentino-judío como solista con la Filarmónica.


Classic FM: @ClassicFM @RoyalAlbertHall on July 13th is the place for lovers of choral music. Jonathan Willcocks tells us more: http://classfm.co/PRJUN2  #CFMwebchat

Decca Classics: @deccaclassics Celebrating the new @NickyBenedetti album with a #free track for all! Get it here: http://po.st/HomecomingDownload … #Homecoming

Musopen: @Musopen Another way to prevent public domain music from being available, don’t teach it exists: http://goo.gl/vnUOAV  http://kck.st/1ek3YdT 



Alama Kanté

Photograph from Classicfm.com