12th March: Royal Opera House welcomes back audiences for live performances, Musikmesse Frankfurt to be postponed until 2022, Roselyne Bachelot announces additional 20 million euros

Friday 12th March '21

Royal Opera House welcomes back audiences for live performancesLondon’s Royal Opera House has announced that it will open its doors to audiences on 17 May 2021 with a programme that includes live performances of opera and ballet , new work available to stream online, …

23rd November: BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 winner announced, Hockney painting to remain at Royal Opera House, Tenor Beomjin Kim wins Curt Taucher Prize

Monday 23rd November '20

Pianist Deschanel Gordon announced as winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician 202022-year-old Hackney-born pianist Deschanel Gordon has won this year’s BBC Young Jazz Musician. He was up against saxophonists Alex Clarke and Matt Carmichael, bassist Kielan Sheard …

5th October: Royal Opera House sell portrait to raise funds, Neef to accelerate Paris Opera house recovery, Ingenpass success at the competition for song art, 10 Classical Concerts to Stream in October

Monday 5th October '20

Royal Opera House to sell Hockney portrait to raise fundsThe painting of Sir David Webster will be auctioned at Christie's this month and is expected to fetch up to £18m.Current chief executive Alex Beard said …

5th June: Chineke! Orchestra perform Deep River, BBC to broadcast first performances from Royal Opera House, “Culture is less important”, Musical ensembles suffer a 45.6% drop in turnover

Friday 5th June '20

Chineke! Orchestra perform Deep River - a tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all victims of racial injusticeChineke! Orchestra have performed Deep River in tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery …

4th June: Royal Ballet dancer creates powerful piece in memory of George Floyd, Warner Music IPO values major at $13bn, German Music Council demands coordination of basic corona research, Vienna State Opera reopens, Group singing can spread the coronavirus, despite what CDC may say

Thursday 4th June '20

Royal Ballet dancer creates powerful piece in memory of George FloydWhen words fail, art speaks.A principal dancer at the Royal Ballet has created a powerful piece of choreography, in memory of George Floyd. The raw, …

13th May: Royal Opera House makes NHS Scrubs, Rheingau Musik Festival award for Kanneh-Mason, Paris Opera in danger?, 200 Arts Groups join Daily Call

Wednesday 13th May '20

Royal Opera House costume department makes scrubs for NHS workersMembers of the Royal Opera House (ROH) costume team have created a range of PPE including scrubs and hats for local NHS trusts and charitable groups …

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 …

7th February: Finalists for International Opera Awards 2020, 50.000 Euro Benefizkonzert für Auschwitz-Stiftung, Le Théâtre des Champs-Elysées présente Les Petites noces

Friday 7th February '20

Finalists announced for International Opera Awards 2020The International Opera Awards has announced its 2020 finalists.Two opera companies received recognition in three categories each: Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Education & Outreach, New Production, World Premiere) and …

25th September: Vittorio Grigolo: Tenor suspended by Royal Opera House, Plácido Domingo verlässt New Yorker Met Opera, L’avenir du belcanto passe par le concours Bellini à Vendôme

Wednesday 25th September '19

Vittorio Grigolo: Tenor suspended by Royal Opera HouseThe Royal Opera House has suspended tenor Vittorio Grigolo while it investigates an "alleged incident" on a Japanese tour. A statement said: "Following an alleged incident on September …

12th June: Musicians urge Sadiq Khan to drop permission for BP-branded opera broadcasts, Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese to sing joint show at the Royal Albert Hall and René Pollesch becomes new director of the Volksbühne

Wednesday 12th June '19

Musicians urge Sadiq Khan to drop permission for BP-branded opera broadcasts 200 leading musicians including Dame Evelyn Glennie, tenor Mark Padmore and composer Nigel Osborne have backed a letter to London mayor Sadiq Khan to withdraw …

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