Violinist ‘deeply honoured’ to receive MBE
Marking Verdi’s 200th birthday year, the Royal Opera House is searching for singers to perform their own video versions of ‘Va pensiero’ from Verdi’s Nabucco.
David Pountney directs Berg’s opera about the doomed femme fatale for WNO while Philip Glass’s opera about Walt Disney receives its British premiere
Jon Landman, the editor in charge of arts and leisure, is leaving the paper
The Ulster Orchestra, facing reduction to chamber size, has used the Christmas lull to slip a new chief executive into its least comfortable seat. Dr Rosa Solinas was until her appointment head of music at Arts Council Northern Ireland and knows the orch’s problems all too well, since one-third of her former budget went on paying its bills.
Only months after thyroid surgery, the tenor Toby Spence was back on stage. He tells Rupert Christiansen about the pain and joy of recovering his voice .
Classical music and hymns are replacing rock and pop on BBC Radio Cymru as the deadline for a rights deal with leading Welsh-language musicians passes.
The sound of keyboard music floats over the modern buildings in Malaga’s Technology Park, commonly known as Spain’s Silicon Valley.
The cellist Matthew Barley is marking Britten’s centenary with an unusual tour