22nd May: Santtu-Matias Rouvali named Philharmonia principal conductor, Marcus Farnsworth to lead vocal department at Chetham’s, and digitalisation of Wagner manuscripts

Wednesday 22nd May '19

Santtu-Matias Rouvali named for Philharmonia top job and extends Gothenburg role The Philharmonia Orchestra has named its Principal Guest Conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, the 33-year-old Finnish Chief Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony and Tampere Philharmonic orchestras, as …

13th March: Indian conductor Zubin Mehta performs with Berlin Philharmonic and Cincinnati Opera announces premiere of “Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera”

Monday 13th March '17

Classical News In today's news: Indian conductor Zubin Mehta performs with Berlin Philharmonic, Sebastian Manz's recording of selected works by Carl Maria Weber, and hotelier Klaus Lauer hosts Badenweiler Musiktage. Cincinnati Opera announces premiere of “Another …

1st April: Classical music for cats, RPS Music Awards shortlist and EU note standardisation – but can you tell which is an April fools?

Wednesday 1st April '15

Classical News Independent How Tansy Davies turned 9/11 into her opera 'Between Worlds' Tansy Davies makes her operatic debut with a work about the attack on the Twin Towers. Despite the topic, it is a life-affirming piece, she …

31st March: Why the arts funding system doesn’t work, Birmingham Opera Company, Helmut Dietl dies at the age of 70

Tuesday 31st March '15

Classical News Telegraph Why the arts funding system doesn't work The experience of Mid Wales Opera demonstrates the drawbacks of arts funding in Britain, says Rupert Christiansen 9/11 opera Between Worlds envisages what happened inside the towers Opera has always …

26th February: Opera director charged by Russia with offending Christians, Joshua Bell on conducting, Halle Orchestra names Jamie Phillips as new Associate Conductor

Thursday 26th February '15

Classical News The GuardianFrank Peter Zimmermann loses his Stradivarius as prices soarIn a market driven by money and aesthetic one-upmanship, what chance do real musicians have of playing older instruments?Opera director charged by Russian authorities with …

10th May: Richard Wagner, York Bowen and Angela Gheorghiu

Friday 10th May '13

The GuardianGerman Nazi-themed opera cancelled after deluge of complaintsProduction of Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser leaves some in audience so traumatised they have to seek medical help. The TelegraphYork Bowen: In from the coldThe early-20th century composer, York …