Classical Music News – 25th May

Wednesday 25th May 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!


Rory Bremner to parody Bullingdon club with translation of comic opera

Comedian Rory Bremner has made an English translation of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld for Scottish Opera, to mock the posh Oxford society which David Cameron and Boris Johnson were members of.

Jessica Duchen

Music for all: latest from ISM

ISM wants the government to include music in the Baccalaureate.


The Mahler dream team

Leipzig and Chailly host perhaps ‘the ultimate’ Mahler Festival – the opening and closing concerts of the festival are going to be released on ACCENTUS DVD in September.

Slipped Disc

I’m thinking of tweeting the BBC Proms

Norman Lebrecht wonders if audiences and musicians should tweet during concerts to bring classical music up to date with the social media age.

The Times (Subscription only)

Opera Star Joyce DiDonato’s Cinderella Story

The American mezzo talks about her masculine roles.