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Christmas With Jonas Kaufmann at The Royal Albert Hall, on December 16th

Tuesday 9th November '21

This Christmas, international opera star Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Royal Albert Hall, on 16 DecemberInternationally renowned German operatic tenor, Jonas Kaufmann, will be taking the stage at the iconic Royal Albert Hall, to …

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3rd June: Manvinder Rattan announced as new Chief Executive of Voices Foundation, Conductor Jonathon Heyward on diversity in classical music, Jonas Kaufmann launches opera series on YouTube

Thursday 3rd June '21

Manvinder Rattan to be new Chief Executive of Voices FoundationVoices Foundation (VF) is delighted to announce that Manvinder Rattan has been appointed as Chief Executive from September 2021. All are thrilled that Manvinder, who has …

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28th April: PPL to make advance payment, Katharina Wagner on long-term illness, Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier launch a petition

Tuesday 28th April '20

PPL to make advance payment to support members during pandemicPPL has announced an amendment to its annual payment schedule in order to bring forward part of its June distribution to members during the Covid-19 pandemic. …

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4th March: Honorary award ceremony at the Royal College of music, Jonas Kaufmann is awarded honorary doctorate, Strike movement restarts at Paris Opera House

Wednesday 4th March '20

HRH The Prince of Wales honours celebrated musicians at RCM ceremonyHRH The Prince of Wales conferred honours to a number of celebrated figures in the international music world at a ceremony held today (3 March …

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5th February: Royal Opera House tickets sold £3,500 on Viagogo, Help Musicians UK conduct tinnitus research and Riccardo Chailly renews Lucerne Festival contract

Tuesday 5th February '19

‘Outrageous’: tickets to Royal Opera House are being resold for £3,500 Tickets to see Verdi’s opera La forza del destino at the Royal Opera House are being resold for up to £3,500 each, on secondary ticketing website Viagogo – …

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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 …

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14th December: Grammy nominations, Maximilian Orders and saving Stradivari’s spruces

Friday 14th December '18

What happened in this week's #ClassicalNews? Classical Grammy nominations announced The 2018 Grammy nominations have been announced, with several string performances among the classical contenders.Laurie Anderson and the Kronos Quartet were nominated in the Best Chamber Music/Small …

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25th July: Barbican autumn season announced. Netrebko and Gergiev to star at Bayreuther Festspiele 2019.

Wednesday 25th July '18

In today's news: Netrebko and Gergiev to star at Bayreuther Festspiele 2019. Profile of the Salzburger Festspiele. Barbican autumn season announced. Josie Lawrence joins bill of Ten Pieces Prom for classical music education. Bayreuth for Dummies: …

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25th June: 11 year old composers wow New York Philharmonic. Glyndebourne announces new programmes for female composers and young musicians

Monday 25th June '18

In today's news: Vienna State Ballet appoints new director. Meet the 11 year old composers who wowed the New York Philharmonic. Deutsche Oper in Berlin offers a week of reduced price opera. Jessica Curry becomes …

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13th June: Deutsche Grammophon’s 120th anniversary plans, composer Alexis Ffrench on what classical music can learn from hip hop

Wednesday 13th June '18

In today's news: Ivan Hewett on composer Simon Holt, Alexis Ffrench contends that classical music should learn from hip hop, and Deutsche Grammophon unveil 120th anniversary plans. Moreover, the recording of Jonas Kaufmann’s intense Otello debut …

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