Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.
The operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau have always been revered in his native France, but in Britain he’s the Baroque composer everyone overlooks.
The New York Times
The Polish baritone Mariusz Kwiecien looked nimble on his feet, sang robustly and threw himself into the title role of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday night in the new production by the director Michael Grandage.
Jessica Duchen’s Blog
Magical: his ability to transform himself into the character he’s singing, no matter what’s going on around him.
Peter Maxwell Davies’s attempts, 25 years ago, to write an opera about St Francis of Assisi were scuppered when Olivier Messiaen got there first. But the idea for an overture remained, and London heard it for the first time this week, played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christopher Austin.
The Aurora Orchestra is out to terrify its audiences, says its conductor. Scroll to end for eight other spooky arts events for Hallowe’en.