8th April: First International Opera Awards, Joseph Horovitz and Gordon Jacob

Monday 8th April 2013

The Guardian

London hosts first ‘opera Oscars’, but UK doesn’t make top award shortlist 

Leading companies are overlooked for International Opera Awards after ‘playing it safe’, but individual British performers and productions are in with a chance.


The Times

Rory Bremner on how to get kids to fall in love with classical music

Rory Bremner explains how listening to the child-friendly Peter and the Wolf made him a classical music fan for life.


The Telegraph

Bryn Terfel nominated for ‘opera oscars’

The Welsh singer is among a number of British stars in the running for the first International Opera Awards.


Classic FM

Lost violin dealer to be sued for $400,000? 

Instrument dealer Emmanuel Gradoux-Matt could be sued for $400,000 after a violin in his care was loaned and never returned.


Planet Hugill

Radio 3 Composer of the Week – Joseph Horovitz and Gordon Jacob

Next week (15 – 19 April), BBC Radio 3’s Composer of the Week programme will be featuring Joseph Horovitz (born 1926) and his teacher Gordon Jacob (1895 – 1984).



The Telegraph