Classical Music News – 1st July

Friday 1st July 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan newspapers, websites and blogs for interesting classical music news, and now we’ve decided to publish our lists so that you can get a classical music news summary each day. If you’ve read anything interesting each day that we’ve missed do feel free to comment and let us know!

BBC News

Robin Ticciati named Glyndebourne Musical Director

Ticciati will take over from Vladimir Jurowski in January 2014.


Your next box set – Glyndebourne: Comedy and Tragedy

Andrew Clements reviews Glyndebourne’s new box set of operas, featuring Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Rachmaninov’s The Miserly Knight.


The Marriage of Figaro and footie

An article by Michael Volpe, the General Manager at Opera Holland Park, and a ‘working-class, tattooed football fan’.

Slipped Disc

Can the symphony orchestra survive?

Norman Lebrecht says that we need classical music concerts today more than ever, but how it is funded is going to be difficult for the next couple of years.


Alina Ibragimova on life at the Menuhin School

The UK Foreign Office has included Ibragimova in a series of short films called ‘See Britain through my eyes’, in which individuals reflect on their experiences of modern Britain, in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.