14th June: Britten on the Beach, on the Television, and new Archives in Aldeburgh

Friday 14th June 2013

LA Times

Long Beach Opera to showcase Duke Ellington, John Adams next season

Long Beach Opera announced Wednesday its 2014 season will include works by Duke Ellington, John Adams and Wynton Marsalis.

The Guardian

Why don’t men join choirs?

Is the choirs, or the blokes? Choir-master and singer Chris Samuel ponders a perennial problem

Peter Grimes on the Beach? Shiver me tenors!

Freezing temperatures, mighty winds, shifting sands … can this attempt to stage Britten’s great opera Peter Grimes on a Suffolk beach possibly succeed?

The Telegraph

Why there’s nothing like a Stradivarius

As an astonishing exhibition brings together 20 of Stradivarius’s most prized violins, guitars and cellos, Ivan Hewett discovers what made their sound so special.

Thatcher and Pinochet turned into opera

Margaret Thatcher’s friendship with ex-Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet turned into an opera due to open in Paris for a five-night run.

Classical Music Magazine

New Britten-Pears archive opens in Aldeburgh

A new archive housing the world’s most comprehensive collection of Benjamin Britten’s work has opened in the grounds of the Red House, Aldeburgh.

Classical Source

Sky Arts To Screen Benjamin Britten’s Death In Venice Live From The English National Opera

Sky Arts commences celebrations of Benjamin Britten’s centenary year with the live television premiere of the revival of Deborah Warner’s acclaimed production of Death in Venice.

NPR, Deceptive Cadence

A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage

Composer Mark Adamo has made beautiful music out of classic books. His Little Women is among the most produced American operas today.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Trompeter für die Frauenkirche

Der Trompeter und Dirigent Ludwig Güttler, in der DDR aufgewachsen, wurde schnell in ganz Deutschland zum gefeierten Solisten. Besonders verdient machte er sich um die Musik der Barockzeit. An diesem Donnerstag wird er siebzig Jahre alt.



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