Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music news.
St Matthew Passion at the Olivier, London SE1
Expect shreds and patches in Jonathan Miller’s dramatised Passion; but also expect to be seriously moved, says Geoff Brown.
Alisa Weilerstein named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow
The cellist, named one of 22 MacArthur Foundation Fellows for 2011, wins a prize fund worth $500,000.
Christian Gerhaher/Gerold Huber, Wigmore Hall – review
No one who heard Christian Gerhaher as Wolfram in Tannhäuser at Covent Garden last year will easily forget it. By Barry Millington.
Everything to play for at the Tchaikovsky competition
It’s the fiercest, sweatiest, most nerve-shredding competition in the classical world. Tom Service reports from Moscow.
Lucerne Festival, Switzerland, review
This year’s Lucerne festival in Switzerland explored the favourite topic of the romantics: night. 5 stars from Ivan Hewett.
How the Royal Opera House helped a suburb find its voice
Rob Sharp visits a community choir as it takes the stage at Covent Garden.