28th Mar: Mandarin, Mini Opera and popera

Wednesday 28th March 2012

The Guardian

James Gaddarn Obituary

James Gaddarn, who has died aged 87, spent his working life in the service of classical music, particularly choral music.

Jonathan Lemalu: How I Learned To Sing In Chinese

Bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu loves a challenge, so how did he learn to sing in Mandarin for the premiere of Three Poems by Mu Xin?

LA Times

The LA And Brooklyn New Music Scenes, Competition Or Love-fest?

The real battleground is inter-borough. The New York Philharmonic doesn’t touch this stuff, according to Mark Swed.

New Yorker

Can The Kennedy Center Find New Life?

In 1971, the complex, bearing the name John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts, made its début. But a mist of disappointment soon settled over the building.


Jeremy Denk To Release Debut Album For Nonesuch

Pianist records Ligeti and Beethoven

ENO’s Mini Operas Launches

Budding librettists are invited to open the competition.


Vittorio Grigolo: Romantic Hero Who’s Proud To Be A Popera Star

The Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo loves to mix up his music.