5th January – A role for Rodarte, NY Phil announces its executive director and the (queen of) soul-search

Thursday 5th January 2012

Jessica Duchen’s classical music blog

Ivan Fischer.

Ivan Fischer on the future of the symphony orchestra.

Financial Times


They may lack the glamour and impact of a philharmonic in full flight – but interest is growing in laptop orchestras.

New York Times

Seeking New York’s ‘Other’ Opera Company.

New York City Opera’s woes give smaller companies an opening.

After Long Search, Philharmonic Names Top Executive.

The New York Philharmonic named its new executive director on Wednesday.

A New Music Festival Downtown To Offer Fresh Sounds And Words.

A music producer and a downtown theater said on Wednesday that they would establish a festival of new music-theater works next January called “Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now.”


Aretha Franklin Is Looking For The Next Great Star…Of Opera.

The Queen of Soul is looking for the next big thing in opera.

The Guardian

Happy Birthday, Maurizio Pollini!

The great Italian pianist is 70 today.

LA Times

Rodarte Pair Will Design First Opera Costumes For LA Phil.

Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy are slated to design their first opera costumes for the Los Angeles Philharmonic production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in May.