Rome Opera sacks 200 permanent members of orchestra and chorus
Management says outsourced musicians and singers will save millions of euros as economic crisis chokes state funding of art
Classical music breaks out and joins the youth underground
Radiohead star Jonny Greenwood teams up with online channel to bring orchestral sounds to a new audience
Brahms is a prickly composer – but a powerful one
This shows the Brahms “problem” never goes away, which is why the BBC Radio 3 focus on his music next week is welcome.
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Impersonator records incredible Pavarotti and Freddie Mercury duet
Impersonator Marc Martel has recorded a duet featuring two of his idols, opera star Luciano Pavarotti and Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury, taking on both roles himself in one single take.
Atlanta Symphony Negotiations To Resume With Federal Mediator
After four weeks of a lockout with no negotiations, the management and the musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra have agreed to federal mediation.
Syrian refugees stage Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in Germany
The plight of a group of Syrian refugees and Mozart comic opera don’t obviously have a lot in common, but the two are being jointly brought to the stage in Germany on Sunday in a special adaptation of Cosi Fan Tutte.
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Michael Brown protesters interrupt St. Louis Symphony performance
It was a moment that many at Powell Symphony Hall did not expect.
Mike Brown demonstrators started singing and chanting just before the orchestra and chorus started performing a piece.
BBCSymphonyOrchestra @BBCSO: Hear the stunning finale to our Total Immersion: Tavener here –http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04k7zfc …
Gramophone @GramophoneMag: Yesterday was the anniversary of the premiere of #Gluck‘s opera, ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’. Read our review: http://bit.ly/Z86xMq
The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera: Król Roger composer Karol Szymanowski was born #onthisday in 1882. Listen to #ROHroger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mWLSdcCb_k … ^C
Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: Tune in to @BBCRadio3 at 1pm to hear baritone Henk Neven and pianist Hans Eijsackers perform songs by Wolf and Mahler http://bit.ly/1vIthhW
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. The loss-making Rome Opera has accumulated debts of more than €40m. Photograph: AGF s.r.l./REX/Rex Features