4th January: Behind-The-Scenes Opera Stream, Opera Duo Divorce and New Years Honours for Musicians

Friday 4th January 2013

The Guardian

Philharmonie de Paris: a grand design turned £300m ‘bottomless pit’

Just as François Hollande’s cash-strapped government pulls the plug on a score of expensive French state arts projects launched by his rightwing predecessor, one exorbitant aluminium structure has bucked the trend.

The Guardian Music Blog

Royal Opera Live: an exclusive behind-the-scenes live stream

For the full day on Monday 7 January, you can watch – live and for free – life backstage at the Royal Opera House in London, with rehearsals, masterclasses and much more

Slipped Disc

Just in: Troubled tenor drops out of London Bohème

Rolando Villazón has had to withdraw from singing the role of Rodolfo in La bohème on 3 and 7 January, as he is suffering from acute bronchitis.

Concertmaster cuts the orchestra out of his will

The bitter lockouts of musicians in Minnesota and St Paul are reaping unforseen consequences – a weeping for generations.

It’s over: opera’s glamour pair to divorce

The Rumanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu has announced her divorce from French tenor Roberto Alagna.

Classical Music Magazine

New Year Honours – a selection

The Strad

Quartet channels Noël Coward

New work inspired by 1924 comedy demands a theatrical performance

Rare violins go on show in New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art displays instruments from Sau-Wing Lam Collection









The Guardian Music Blog