Classical Music News – 31st May

Tuesday 31st May 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day.  If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!


WS Gilbert: a theatrical knight suited to the modern day

Raymond Gubbay acknowledges the lasting success of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas one hundred years after Gilbert’s death.


Oldest music hall faces demolition after losing £4m lottery fund bid

Wilton’s in east London opened in 1858 and needs extensive renovations.


Garsington Opera: a seat near the deer please

Jonathan Glancey describes the pop-up opera house as ‘one of the most thrilling venues in Britain’.

Onwards, opera virgins

Artistic Director of ENO John Berry talks about the gelling of theatre and music and insists that it is ‘better to risk the boos to gain louder cheers’.

Classical Music

Joshua Bell to be Music Director of Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields have a long-standing relationship dating back to 1988.

Irish National Opera company closes down without ever mounting a production

The company closed down after two years after failing to secure sufficient funding.

The Arts Desk

Q&A: Trumpeter Alison Balsom

Alison Balsom is the ‘polar antithesis’ of the stereotypical trumpeter.