Kathryn Lewek is ‘Queen of the Night’ at The Edinburgh International Festival 2023

Friday 28th July '23

Internationally renowned soprano Kathryn Lewek will perform live this year at The Edinburgh International FestivalSoprano Kathryn Lewek, regarded as one of the most remarkable coloraturas today, will be reprising her iconic role of Queen of …

January 29th – February 4th: BBC Radio 3 Promotes Composers From Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra Develops Interactive App, Les Concerts de Poche on Tour in France, Opera Theatre of St. Louis Names Principal Conductor

Friday 4th February '22

BBC Radio 3 Premieres Forgotten Music By Composers From Diverse Ethnic BackgroundsTomorrow’s BBC Radio 3’s Afternoon Concert will premiere forgotten orchestral and string quartet repertoire by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Margaret Bonds, and Ali Osman. The …

November 20th – November 26th: Pene Pati Joins Warner Classics, German Political Mandate for the Arts, Aix-en-Provence Festival 2022, Classical Grammy Nominations 2022

Friday 26th November '21

Warner Classics signs tenor Pene PatiWarner Classics has signed an exclusive contract with the Samoan tenor Pene Pati, with his first release on the label scheduled for Spring 2022.A Samoan who grew up in New Zealand, …

25th September – 1st October: PRS Report Reveals Pay Gap Between Ethnicities, Sustainability In Orchestras and Concerts, Inclusion of Disabled Students In Conservatoires, Met Opera’s Return

Friday 1st October '21

PRS Report Reveals a 26% Pay Gap Between EthnicitiesPRS's annual pay gap report revealed a mean ethnicity pay gap of 20.0% and a median ethnicity pay gap of 26.3% between white employees and other ethnicities. …

12 – 16 July: UK MPs condemn current ‘16%’ royalties rate, Telemann Prize for violinist Wallfisch, Macron delegates vaccination obligation, Met Opera vs. Union Labor

Friday 16th July '21

‘Musicians should receive 50/50 royalties from streaming services’ – MPs condemn current ‘16%’ rateMajor parliamentary committee report states that music streaming needs a complete reset, so that artists can be paid fairly for their work.Last …

28th May: Met Opera deal allow solo singer fees cut by up to 12.7%, ifa-Award for pianist Igor Levit, Ballerina Carla Fracci dies aged 84

Friday 28th May '21

Met Opera deal allow solo singer fees cut by up to 12.7%The Metropolitan Opera would be able to cut the fees of its highest-paid individual singers by 12.7% under a pending four-year contract with the …

15th March: Isabel Leonard, Angel Blue & the Metropolitan Opera Win Grammy Awards, Afghanistan: Government lifts ban on girls singing, Resignation of Joëlle Kerivin, director of La Folle Journée

Monday 15th March '21

Isabel Leonard, Angel Blue & the Metropolitan Opera Win Grammy AwardsThe Metropolitan Opera won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.The company won for its recording of “Porgy and Bess” which was conducted by …

20th January: Free streamed concerts from Atterbury House, Abridged Mozart Week in stream, Yannick Nézet-Séguin writes to Joe Biden

Wednesday 20th January '21

Free live streamed concert series from New York’s Atterbury House announcedViolinist Lara St John is presenting the ’Atterbury House Sessions’, a new live streamed series celebrating the 150th anniversary of New York’s Atterbury House with …

1st October: PRS invites to diversity roundtables, musicians “devastated” by economic crisis, Semperoper Dresden: Three premieres

Thursday 1st October '20

PRS invites members to join diversity roundtablesFollowing on from Black Out Tuesday and the events that surrounded it, PRS for Music is inviting its members to participate in a series of virtual listening circles. The sessions will be facilitated by …

24th September: NY Met cancels 20/21 season, Orchestre national de France welcomes new Music Director, “Germany sings” on National Day

Thursday 24th September '20

Met cancels 20/21 season – operas to return in September 2021The Metropolitan Opera has announced the cancellation of the entire 2020–21 season due to the ongoing Covid crisis. At the same time, the company also …

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