5th August: Opera star breaks her leg- but completes the performance, Six hundred voices to mark the centenary of the First World War and John Hurt and Rory Kinnear to be part of BBC Proms

Tuesday 5th August 2014

Classical News

The Telegraph

Opera star breaks her leg – but completes the performance

Soprano Christiane Karg dislocated her knee during Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera.


Six hundred voices to mark the centenary of the First World War

Young singers from the UK, Germany, France and Belgium will join forces.

The Guardian

John Hurt and Rory Kinnear to be part of BBC Proms

Hurt to narrate text of Henry V to William Walton’s seminal score, while Kinnear will play speaker in Oedipus libretto.

Classic FM

Bristol Proms

Pictures, videos and interviews from this year’s Bristol Proms.

LA Times

Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera calling off fall season

The Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera will be scrapping its fall seasons this year as the joint company works its way through financial issues. Leaders are deciding when regular performances will resume and are expected to make an announcement within three months.


Begegnungen im Salon

Vormals die größte Ziegelei Norddeutschlands – heute hat Olav Killinger aus der Villa Papendorf einen Konzertsaal gemacht.


Video der Woche: Be happy!

Jetzt hat es der Erfolgssong endlich auch in die Klassikwelt geschafft.


Interview mit Catherine Gordeladze

Geronnene Improvisation – die Pianistin Catherine Gordeladze erkundet den Grenzbereich zwischen Klassik und Jazz.

El Mundo

‘El ballet es menos peligroso que el toreo… aunque algunas bailarinas sí pueden serlo’

Estrella del New York City Ballet desde hace más de diez años, el bailarín español ofrece una única gala en El Escorial


Abbotsford Convent: ‏@TheConvent Music in the Round returns to the Convent. #ClassicalMusic http://ow.ly/zXcRQ  pic.twitter.com/oGUc1IIbOt

BBC Proms Team: @bbcproms Tonight at the #bbcproms, the wonderful @EUYO and @LDNvoices perform a repertoire of Berio and Shostakovich: http://bbc.in/1ot0VWz 

ClassicalToday: @ClassicalToday Met musician, sworn to silence, tells how opera colours instrumental sound http://bit.ly/1soOzzj 



Christine Karg and Gyula Orendt, La Finta Giardiniera

Photo: Alastair Muir