fbpx
24th February: Conductor stops performance over ‘phone miscreants’, Record attendance for Leopold Mozart exhibition, winners of the Victoires de la musique classique 2020

Monday 24th February '20

Conductor stops performance over 'phone miscreants' A conductor has twice stopped an opera in Cardiff after mobile phones rang in the audience. Carlo Rizzi was conducting Welsh National Opera's new production of Verdi's Les Vêpres Sicilienes, …

Read
21st August: Tianyi Lu joins WNO, Apple Music launches Shazam Discovery, New President wants change, French composer killed by a grizzly bear

Wednesday 21st August '19

Tianyi Lu joins WNO as first Female Conductor in Residence Welsh National Opera (WNO) has announced Tianyi Lu as its first Female Conductor in Residence. The residency was launched to help re-address the gender balance across …

Read
1st August: Welsh National Opera presents autumn 2019 season, Warner Classics launches new website, Munich Opera Festival almost 98 percent capacity

Thursday 1st August '19

Welsh National Opera presents autumn 2019 season Welsh National Opera (WNO) has announced details of its autumn 2019 season, which will open with a new production of Bizet’s Carmen. Directed by Jo Davies and conducted by …

Read
31st May: Harry Ogg joins Welsh National Opera, Renee Hunt appointed to Opera North board of trustees, and a lock of Beethoven’s hair to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

Friday 31st May '19

WNO announces new associate conductor Harry Ogg Young British conductor Harry Ogg will join Welsh National Opera this summer as WNO associate conductor, in collaboration with the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition after reaching the competition …

Read
September 7th: WNO has a new general director and British music exports at their highest since the millenium

Friday 7th September '18

British music exports hit £400M Millennium high Recorded music export revenues have reached their highest level since the turn of the millennium, hitting £408.4m in 2017. This represents a rise of 12 percent year-on-year and sees overall …

Read
Damian Iorio to conduct WNO tour of ‘The Magic Flute’ in 2019

Wednesday 20th June '18

Conductor Damian Iorio will join the Welsh National Opera for its touring production of W. A. Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in the first half of 2019. The production will be directed by Olivier award-winning Dominic Cooke, and …

Read
14th May: BBC Young Musician 2018, phones on in the orchestra, suffragette musical

Monday 14th May '18

In today's news: 16-year-old pianist wins BBC Young Musician 2018, BBC Philharmonic invites audiences to keep their phones on, forgotten suffragette is remembered in musical, Leonard Bernstein is remembered by Wachholtz Verlag in book, and Samuel …

Read
9th February: Classic FM celebrates audience increase, Sergei Dogadin wins Singapore International Violin Competition, North Korean orchestra plays concert in South Korea

Friday 9th February '18

In today's news: Welsh National Opera and Southbank Sinfonia reveal their 2018/19 seasons, Blockchain ticketing platform launches to end touting and Shanghai Isaac Stern Competition announces record number of applicants. Also, the German Cultural Council is …

Read
15th December: MBE for paralysed violinist Rosemary Johnson, Cardiff to be named the UK’s first ‘music city’ and Death of tenor Bruce Rankin

Friday 15th December '17

In today's news: Alexander Liebreich named Chief Conductor of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra and Alison Balsom appointed as artistic director of Cheltenham Music Festival. Also, the Berlin Philharmonic to form an amateur orchestra, tenor Bruce Rankin is …

Read
13th February: £1 million endowment for young musicians, artist ownership debate at Grammy’s, opera and the human psyche

Monday 13th February '17

In today's news, The National Endowment for Music aims to support pupils' musical ability by donating £1 million to the Arts Council of Wales to aid after-school music services that were affected by cuts. Frank Ocean …

Read
More posts