20th September: Opera for the homeless and the pub, and Fifty Sounds of Classical Music.

Thursday 20th September 2012


Opera for the homeless in Cardiff

Streetwise Opera and Welsh National Opera launch a new programme for homeless people

Classic FM

Pub opera’s Boheme transfers to Charing Cross theatre

OperaUpClose’s version of La Boheme is to transfer to London’s Charing Cross Theatre from October 30th.

Miloš’ success “very good for air miles”

Miloš Karadaglić revealed that he has circled the globe three times in the last year as part of his promotional schedule

Marvin Hamlisch honoured in tribute concert

The late film composer Marvin Hamlisch was honoured in a memorial service featuring performances from Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli and Aretha Franklin

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Why US orchestras need to change their language

As a new concert season starts, two famous orchestras – Atlanta and Indianapolis – have locked out their musicians and three more are heading down the same dead end.

LA Times

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ album tops classical-music chart

Trash juggernaut “Fifty Shades of Grey” continues to rake in the dough, and not just through book sales.

The Wall Street Journal (found on Arts Journal)

So Long, Ingénues

No singer today more sharply divides opera fans than does the Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. Her admirers thrill to her robust stage presence and plush, vibrant tone; they celebrate her distinctive fashion sense and crave details about her glamorous private life.

DW (found on Musical Chairs)

Turkey’s youth orchestra bridges cultures

They are the best young musicians in Turkey. The Turkish National Youth Orchestra is a springboard for emerging talent. Now the young performers are stepping into the spotlight at the Beethovenfest in Bonn.

New Music Box

Lembit Beecher—To Tell a Tale, To Sing a Story

When Lembit Beecher was named composer-in-residence with the Opera Company of Philadelphia (in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group of New York) in 2011, he didn’t bring a large portfolio of operatic work with him to the brand new three-year program. An instinct and affection for storytelling, however, already infused his compositions.