Classical Music News- 1st November

Tuesday 1st November 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Independent

Bolshoi reopens after six year closure

For the first time in six years, the strains of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev rang out from the orchestra pit at the Bolshoi last night, as Russia’s most famous theatre reopened after a six-year closure.

New Statesman

Castor and Pollox, English National Opera

A rare and welcome French Baroque Production by an English opera company.

The Telegraph

Maria, Wexford Festival Opera

Audiences at this year’s Wexford Festival are in for a rare treat with Statkowski’s Maria…

The Telegraph

Gianni Di Parigi; La Cour De Celimene Wexford Festival…

The performances of Gianni Di Parigi and La Cour De Celimene prove this is a vintage year for Wexford Festival, but the longer-term forecast for opera in Ireland continues to look cloudy, writes Rupert Christiansen.