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 …

5th February: ISM launches post-Brexit survey for musicians, no medal for al Sisi at Semperopernball, David Kessler has died

Wednesday 5th February '20

ISM launches post-Brexit survey for musiciansThe Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has today (Tuesday 4 February 2020) launched a survey in order to gather vital evidence allowing musicians the opportunity to have their say on …

3rd February: Hildur Guonadottir wins BAFTA, Höppner cancels, Record attendance at La Folle journée

Monday 3rd February '20

'Joker' Composer Hildur Guonadottir Wins Best Score at 2020 BAFTA AwardsJoker was one of the big winners at the 2020 BAFTA Awards, earning three trophies, including one for original score by Hildur ​​Guðnadóttir.Guðnadóttir's score for …