23rd September: Glenn Close’s West End debut, Career tips for opera singers & ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright

Wednesday 23rd September '15

Classical News In today's news, the ENO announces Glenn Close as star in Sunset Boulevard, and 'Happy Birthday' is ruled out of copyright. Also, The Guardian reveals career tips for opera singers, and reports on Met …

14th September: The greatest opera superstars of all time, ‘Refugees Welcome’ banner at BBC Proms, and ‘Queer pitch: is there such a thing?’

Monday 14th September '15

Classical News In today's news, Rolf Hind examines whether a composer's sexual identity can influence their music, and The Telegraph asks, 'are the Proms becoming too safe?' Also, The Guardian reports that a 'Refugees Welcome' banner joined …

25th March: Germanwings plane crash – opera singers among victims, classical music’s 10 best moonlighters and Orchestra tax relief: government widens criteria

Wednesday 25th March '15

Classical News Guardian From Philip Glass to St Hildegard of Bingen – classical music's 10 best moonlighters They’ve been cab drivers, mystics and ornithologists. One was even a prime minister. Meet music’s greatest multi-taskers Classic FM Germanwings plane crash: opera …

7th July: Myung-Whun Chung: when music is life or death, why the Proms are losing their director Roger Wright and cello implodes during recording session

Monday 7th July '14

Classical News The Telegraph Myung-Whun Chung, interview: when music is life or death Conductor Myung-Whun Chung doesn't know if the North Korean musicians he worked with are alive or dead. He talks to Adam Sweeting. The Independent Proms 2014: Why …

20th September: Violin lessons – pointless? Opera singers’ human piano and Smith-Magnenis Syndrome

Friday 20th September '13

New StatesmanDeal with it, parents: Violin lessons are pointlessParents who drag their children through music and dance lessons in order to give them skills for life, are wasting their time says Mark Oppenheimer. Such lessons …

9th August: Opera singers capsize, Wigmore Hall launches new televised series, and conductor Mariss Jansons

Friday 9th August '13

Classic FM OnlineOpera singers capsize during open-air Magic FluteThree opera singers were left bedraggled and sodden when the boat carrying them to an open-air stage capsized, tipping them into a lakeThe TimesExplain yourself: Mariss JansonsLatvian-born …

29th August: Helium, Hopkins and Last Hurrahs.

Wednesday 29th August '12

GramophoneJurowski to bow out of Glyndebourne with a new AriadneFrench opera joins the repertory for Glyndebourne 2013 and the boss’s wife sings NorinaTelegraphAlexander Sprague - New FacesRupert Christiansen introduces promising young tenor Alexander Sprague, who …

30th January – Violins, opera singers and Alice Goodman

Monday 30th January '12

The SpectatorSix Of The Best Young Opera Singers.First it was the policeman who seemed to get younger every year. Then it was the conductors. Now it’s the opera singers, writes Jessica Duchen.The GuardianAlice Goodman: The …