1st October: New York City Opera, Classical Crocodile, and Minnesota Orchestra talks Collapse

Tuesday 1st October 2013


New York City Opera on the brink of bankruptcy

The company gave what may be its final performance over the weekend unless $7m in last-minute donations can be raised

Classic FM Online

Crocodile listens to Classic FM

Introducing Caesar the classical croc, who, like so many of us, enjoys nothing better than eating, playing cards, and listening to Classic FM

Plácido Domingo and José Carreras reunite to honour Pavarotti

Two of the remaining Three Tenors are joining forces at this year’s Classic BRITs to honour their late third member, Luciano Pavarotti, who will receive a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony

ABC News

Conductor John Hopkins, considered a giant in Australian classical music, dies age 86

Born in Britain and described as a giant in Australian classical music,  John Hopkins has died in Melbourne aged 86

Star Tribune

Minnesota Orchestra talks collapse; Carnegie Hall concerts off

Musician pay remained the main bone of contention. As rhetoric flared, Osmo Vänskä’s resignation remained uncertain

Limelight Magazine

Berlin Philharmonic leads mass orchestra strike

Orchestral musicians around Germany are replacing their instruments with picket signs in a nationwide walkout

Berliner Zeitung

“Opernhaus des Jahres”

Glitter und Glamour: Berlins Komische Oper hat sich zum kreativsten Musiktheater der Hauptstadt herausgeputzt. Sie wird von den Kritikern jetzt dafür belohnt

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online