24th Feb: Metropolitan Opera next season, Kurt Masur and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Friday 24th February 2012

NY Times 

What Happens in Vegas Will Also Happen at the Met Next Season

Look for Vegas flash at the Metropolitan Opera next season.

Kay Davis, Coloratura, Soared in Wordless Songs, Dies at 91

“She was a classically trained coloratura,” Phil Schaap.

Kurt Masur Withdraws From Performances With Boston Symphony Orchestra

The conductor Kurt Masur, 84 and increasingly frail, has withdrawn from performances of Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis” with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


Cats and mermaids take over Covent Garden

Jessica Duchen went to have a sneak peek behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House the other week, where they were rehearsing Rusalka 

The Guardian

Why Oramo is great news for the BBCSO

Conductor Sakari Oramo will raise the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s game and put a smile on their faces, writes Fiona Maddocks.

BBC Music Magazine 

Colin Murray

The TV and radio sports presenter gets ready to make his conducting debut with the BBC Philharmonic.

LA Times 

Lorin Levee, principal clarinetist with L.A. Phil, dies at 61

Lorin Levee, the principal clarinetist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has died at age 61, the orchestra announced Thursday.