30th April: Stuart Skelton, Portraits Day and Kathleen Ferrier

Monday 30th April 2012

The Independent

Stuart Skelton: One man, two tenors

The Austrian heldentenor tells Anna Picard about cigars, being an ‘aryan hunk’, and the secret of singing in two places at once.

The legendary, and tragic, voice of a generation at war

Contralto Kathleen Ferrier was born 100 years ago. Jessica Duchen celebrates a very British love affair.

Conductor in hospital after fall

The world-famous conductor Kurt Masur is recovering in hospital.

The Guardian

The five myths about contemporary classical music

Contemporary classical music is devoid of melody and appeal, all noise and no fun. At least, that’s the cliche.


Capturing personality through music

BBC Radio 3 and National Portrait Gallery unveil Portraits Day.

Christie’s auctions Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin bow for record amount

Sale formed part of the company’s ‘Artistry of the Bow’ auction on April 26.

LA Times

Opera couples debate dual role as lover and colleague

Singers who are linked offstage sees pros and cons of working together on stage.

Jessica Duchen

Kathleen Ferrier – and the Kathleen Ferrier Award

Last night at the Wigmore Hall, the Kathleen Ferrier Awards for young singers held its finals.