23rd April: Jonas Kaufmann, the International Opera Awards 2013 winners and Berliner Philharmoniker

Tuesday 23rd April 2013

BBC News

Jonas Kaufmann wins Best Male Opera Singer award

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann has won best male singer and the reader’s award at the inaugural International Opera awards.

Classic FM

The International Opera Awards 2013 – The Winners

The inaugural International Opera Awards took place at London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel.


The Berliner Philharmoniker announces its 2013-14 season

The Berliner Philharmoniker has announced its 2013-14 season, including 117 orchestral concerts and four opera performances of which chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle will conduct 57 concerts (27 in Berlin).


Elizabeth Watts releases a single for Streetwise Opera

The soprano Elizabeth Watts has just released a digital single of ‘Lascia ch’io pianga’ from Handel’s  Rinaldo to raise money for Streetwise Opera.

BBC News

Fergus Linehan appointed as new Edinburgh International Festival director

Fergus Linehan, former director of the Sydney International Festival and head of music at the Sydney Opera House, will take over from Jonathan Mills.

BBC News

Shakespeare’s Globe sets up youth company

Shakespeare’s Globe is setting up a new youth company to specialise in Jacobean period drama.

NY Times – ArtsBeat

Met Opera Announces Outdoor Performances

The Metropolitan Opera released the performers, dates and places on Monday for the free park recitals it sponsors every summer in lieu of full-scale opera performances, which were suspended after 2007 because of the cost.

The Times

Conductor Robin Ticciati remembers Sir Colin Davis

Robin Ticciati, the young British conductor, writes movingly about his mentor Sir Colin Davis, who died last week


There’s a reason musicians are Lefties – it’s all about class

It’s worth remembering that the superstar, highly paid musician is a recent phenomenon. Before that, a musician had a status that was more like a cook.









BBC News