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9th December – Vanessa Redgrave, Luca Pisaroni plus the Scrapheap Orchestra

Friday 9th December 2011

Wall St. Journal

Luca Pisaroni: A Voice Perfect for Playing Kings, Demons and Gods.

Luca Pisaroni talks about his role in the MET’s first ever ‘mash up’.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

RIP Tony Fell (1931-2011).

Boosey & Hawkes remembers Tony Fell.

The Times

Glum, despondent? The Scrapheap Orchestra will raise your spirits.

Richard Morrison argues that if people are diligent enough to make a violin from a toilet then it must be possible to save to euro.

The Guardian

Opera’s battle for the big screen.

Manager Peter Gelb is leading the way in attracting a┬ánew, younger audience to New York’s Metropolitan Opera, but at what cost? Charlotte Higgins writes.

Slipped Disc: Norman Lebrecht

Simone Young Calls Time on Hamburg.

The Australian conductor will give up her two jobs as director of Hamburg Opera and general music director of the city, in 2015.

Vanessa stirs a storm at seaside.

Vanessa Redgrave is announced as guest director of next year’s Brighton Festival.

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2011/12/vanessa-stirs-a-storm-at-seaside.html