23rd January: Blind opera competition and Stradfest announced, acoustic dispute at Jonas Kaufmann concert

Wednesday 23rd January '19

Opera competition brings in blind auditions to tackle unconscious bias By Voice Alone is a new competition backed by the Royal Opera House and English National Opera, which seeks to eliminate unconscious bias in opera casting.Founded by mezzo-soprano Melanie Lodge, By Voice Alone aims …

4th February: Veteran Music Critic Blacklisted, Opera Taboo and Concerts for the Deaf Community

Monday 4th February '13

The Guardian La Scala blacklists veteran music critic Milanese opera house revokes free pass for journalist Paolo Isotta after reviews 'used as weapons against artists'GramophoneBBC NOW presents concerts for the deaf communityA new series of free events …