January 22nd – January 28th: Fabric London at the Opera, Impact of the Pandemic on German Orchestras, Paris Opera Competition Winners 2022, New Pandemic Song Cycle in San Francisco

Friday 28th January '22

Fabric London and the English National Opera's New Music ProjectFabric London and the English National Opera embark on a brand new musical project, bringing live electronic music to the iconic London Coliseum for the very first …

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 …

10th September: Coronavirus: NI arts sector facing ‘devastation’, Kaftan signs extension of contract in Bonn, Conductor Patrick Davin has died

Thursday 10th September '20

Coronavirus: NI arts sector facing 'devastation'Arts and entertainment venues and organisations across Northern Ireland are facing "devastation". That is according to 37 leading venues and organisations including theatres, festivals and arts centres.They are calling for £33m …

26th August: Proms row: Johnson calls for end to ‘cringing embarrassment’ over UK history, Pianist Josef Bulva has died, What to remember about Jean Castex’s announcements this Wednesday morning

Wednesday 26th August '20

Proms row: Johnson calls for end to 'cringing embarrassment' over UK historyBoris Johnson has said the UK should stop “our cringing embarrassment about our history” and sing Rule, Britannia! at the Last Night of the Proms, …

20th July: Plan to open England’s theatres with reduced capacity ‘not viable’, Concert house named after composer Ennio Morricone, Death of David Jisse, The Met Opera Tries to Find Paying Customers in a Pandemic

Monday 20th July '20

Plan to open England's theatres with reduced capacity 'not viable'Theatres and venues in England will be able to host socially distanced performances and gigs from 1 August under new government plans, but the move has …

29th June: London Philharmonic Orchestra appoints Cristina Rocca as artistic director, Vienna Boys Choir threatens insolvency, Gaumont is preparing a mini-series on “The Phantom of the Opera”, Cerise Jacobs Pivots To Virtual Opera

Monday 29th June '20

London Philharmonic Orchestra appoints Cristina Rocca as artistic directorThe London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) has announced the appointment of Cristina Rocca as artistic director from November 2020. Rocca is currently vice president for artistic planning at the …

15th June: HMV is back, Sibelius Violin Competition postponed, Claude Samuel passed away, Operalia Competition Postponed until 2021

Monday 15th June '20

HMV owner Doug Putman on the return of the music chain after lockdownHMV is back.After three months of lockdown, the music chain is reopening this week (June 15) after the government eased restrictions on ‘non-essential’ …