18th May: Mixing Healing and Strife, the Met Opera Sings Again, Soprano Wallroth receives Birgit Nilsson Scholarship, 2021-2022 season of the Paris Opera

Tuesday 18th May '21

Mixing Healing and Strife, the Met Opera Sings AgainOn Sunday evening, 430 days after the coronavirus pandemic closed the Metropolitan Opera, the company returned....Nézet-Séguin told the crowd that he and the artists had tried to …

8th October: Paris Opera considering blackface ban, Zurich Opera cancels Opera Ball, The Avignon-Provence Orchestra labelled

Thursday 8th October '20

Paris Opera considering blackface ban after staff pressure to end racismIn 2020, Paris Opera could finally ban blackface in its operas and ballets, after nearly a quarter of the company’s staff signed an open letter against racism. Signed by 400 …

5th October: Royal Opera House sell portrait to raise funds, Neef to accelerate Paris Opera house recovery, Ingenpass success at the competition for song art, 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in October

Monday 5th October '20

Royal Opera House to sell Hockney portrait to raise fundsThe painting of Sir David Webster will be auctioned at Christie's this month and is expected to fetch up to £18m.Current chief executive Alex Beard said …

2nd September: Drunk man steals ‘L’ from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall sign, Young German Philharmonic Orchestra concerned about audition practice, What are Roselyne Bachelot’s proposals for the Paris Opera?

Wednesday 2nd September '20

Drunk man steals ‘L’ from Liverpool Philharmonic Hall signLiverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, home to the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, has been vandalised. Merseyside Police say a drunk man stole the …

27th August: Alondra de la Parra launches The Impossible Orchestra, Andrea Moses becomes new opera director in Weimar, Paris Opera: Alexander Neef’s appointment brought forward to 1 September

Thursday 27th August '20

Alondra de la Parra launches The Impossible OrchestraKeen to play her part in supporting the women and children suffering abuse and hardship in her native Mexico – a situation greatly worsened during the pandemic – …

June 12th: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland hosts digital open day, Leftists want to anchor culture in Basic Law, Stéphane Lissner departs from Opéra de Paris

Friday 12th June '20

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland hosts first digital open dayThe Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is set to host its first digital open day for prospective students amid the Covid-19 pandemic.Scotland’s national conservatoire will open its doors …