29th October: WNO appoints new chair and board members, Anthony Bramall extends contract as chief conductor, Don Carlo’s premiere at the Opéra Bastille

Tuesday 29th October '19

WNO appoints new chair and board membersWelsh National Opera has announced the appointment of Yvette Vaughan Jones as chair of the board of directors. Described by WNO general director Aidan Lang as a ‘tremendous asset’ …

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 seasonWelsh 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 …

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 …

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 …

25th October: Tchumburidze wins 15th Wieniawski Violin Competition, RAH appoints new chief executive & British Composer Awards 2016

Tuesday 25th October '16

Classical News In today's classical news, Veriko Tchumburidze receives the top prize of €30,000 following her performance of Wieniawski’s Second Violin Concerto and Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto in the finals of 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin …

29th April: ROH renews partnership with BP, David Bowie at the Proms & WNO reaches new audiences

Friday 29th July '16

Classical News In today's news, The Royal Opera House has renewed its partnership with BP, stars prepare for David Bowie celebration at the BBC Proms & the leading Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara has died at the …

17th March: German copyright law, commissioned opera works & soundtrack of Batman v Superman

Thursday 17th March '16

Classical News In today's news, the German cabinet deciding on a reform of copyright law to secure artist's fair payment. Also, Vienna opera places composition commissions, first looks on Zimmer's soundtrack for Batman v Superman, WNO …

6th August: 11m Apple Music Members, students launch audition crowdfunding, and BBC Proms increasingly important

Thursday 6th August '15

Classical News In today's news Apple Music has gained 11 million members in the five weeks after its launch. The Artistic Director and Executive Producer of the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group are standing down in 2016, …

16th December: Parents dig deep to fund piano lessons: Abigail Pogson new manager of Sage Gateshead: WNO puts ‘invisible people’ on stage

Tuesday 16th December '14

Classical News Classical Music MagazineAbigail Pogson appointed to manage Sage GatesheadSpitalfields Music chief executive Abigail Pogson is to become managing director of Sage Gateshead in May, taking over from Anthony Sargent.The GuardianWNO puts opera's 'invisible people' …

3rd April: the world of Anton Bruckner, Sir Neville Marriner at 90 & the new Orchestival 2014

Thursday 3rd April '14

The GuardianSex, death and dissonance: the strange, obsessive world of Anton Bruckner There's no doubt Anton Bruckner was an oddball, a man with an unhealthy interest in dead bodies and teenage girls. But the composer's obsessions …

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