Classical Music News-21st October

Friday 21st October 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Guardian

Wexford Opera Festival: Striking a High Note?

Every year a sleepy Irish Harbour town hosts a world-class opera festival. The festival runs till the 5th of November.

The Guardian

Rameau’s operas: why his works deserve reappraisal.

In France, he is revered; in Britain he is barely performed. As ENO prepares its first-ever production of Jean-Philippe Rameau, Christian Curnyn applauds the legacy of a revolutionary who has always divided opinion.

The Times

Tallis Scholars/Phillips at Cadogan Hall, London

Lured by its mysterious history, polyphonic exchanges, and the soprano part’s leap up to top C some ensembles treat it as a choral spectacular.

The Times

The met brings Opera to a screen near you.

With its live broadcasts reaching three million, the New York Met is bringing opera to the masses.

The telegraph

Soprano with the genes for greatness

Sophie bevan may be the most exciting classical soprano to have appeared on the scene since Kate Royal.