20th March: New Head of Royal Opera House, Record Ticket Sales and New Oslo Music Festival

Wednesday 20th March 2013

The Guardian 

Alex Beard, deputy director of Tate, to succeed Tony Hall as head of Royal Opera House

Alex Beard helped build Tate Modern, but has never worked in opera or dance. Now he is to take on one of Britain’s most prominent arts jobs – boss of the Royal Opera House

The Telegraph

There is no secret formula to music’s mystery

Despite scientists’ best efforts, the magic of harmonic beauty will remain an enigma

New York Times

Record Ticket Sales for Bowie Exhibition in London

‘David Bowie Is’, a major retrospective of the British singer’s career and cultural influence, which opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Saturday, has sold over 42,000 advance tickets, more than double the amount generated by any previous exhibition at the museum.

New York Times

Mariinsky Theater Plans Star-Studded Opening of New Opera House

The Mariinsky Theater in Russia announced on Tuesday plans for a three-day celebration to mark the opening of the new Mariinsky II opera house in St. Petersburg in May.


Tine Thing Helseth launches new festival

The Norwegian trumpeter invites renowned artists to the Munch Museum in Oslo

Music Week

UK music revenues will be more than 50% digital this year – BPI’s Wadsworth

BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth CBE has echoed optimistic predictions for the music industry as the digital age develops, saying that the UK will this year move into a majority digital music market.


The Telegraph