Classical Music News – Carnegie Hall, Jonas Kaufmann, School Proms.

Thursday 10th November 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 Telegraph

Aoife O’Sullivan: new face

Aoife O’Sullivan will be singing Gretel in Hansel and Gretel for Opera Northern Ireland.

The L.A Times

‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Dorothy Chandler pavilion.

Los Angeles Opera has done it again. Six years ago the company introduced the most promising young tenor in quite some time, Rolando Villazón, and paired him with the exquisite soprano Anna Netrebko as the dazzling new dream couple in a new production of Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Guardian Blogs – Tom Service

Britain’s young classical musicians deserve to be trumpeted.

Michael Gove made no announcements about youth initiatives when he attended the Schools Prom, but from the talent on show it’s obvious what needs to happen.

The New York Times

2 stars spice up Verismo Opera

From the packed house at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday night for the Opera Orchestra of New York’s concert performance of Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur,” and from the ecstatic ovations for the soprano Angela Gheorghiu and the tenor Jonas Kaufmann, the evening’s stars, you would not have guessed that two years ago it looked as if this valuable company might go under.