9th August: Opera singers capsize, Wigmore Hall launches new televised series, and conductor Mariss Jansons

Friday 9th August 2013

Classic FM Online

Opera singers capsize during open-air Magic Flute

Three opera singers were left bedraggled and sodden when the boat carrying them to an open-air stage capsized, tipping them into a lake

The Times

Explain yourself: Mariss Jansons

Latvian-born and Russian-trained conductor Mariss Jansons describes his shows


Westminster City Council plaque marks the site of the first UK performance of Beethoven’s Ninth

The Green Plaque on London’s Regent Street honours the bicentenary of the Royal Philharmonic Society, who commissioned the work in 1922

London’s Wigmore Hall launches new televised chamber music series

Performances from such artists as Marc-André Hamelin, the Takács Quartet, Sarah Connolly and Stile Antico will be broadcast on Sky Arts 2 from August 12

The Telegraph

New Faces: Fidan HajiyevLa

Azeri singer Fidan Hajiyeva is a young talent with a rivetingly strong tone, writes Ivan Hewett

Ivan Hewett’s Classic 50 No 33: Carlo Gesualdo – Asciugate i Begli Occhi

The latest in Ivan Hewett’s 50-part series on short works by the world’s greatest composers

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall’s deal with Sky Arts is ‘a first step’ to greater broadcasting possibilities

A newly announced deal which the Wigmore Hall has signed with Sky Arts 2 for broadcast of seven concerts recorded live in HD presages plans for the venue to relay events to a global audience

Los Angeles Times

Metropolitan Opera is focus of online petition decrying Putin

The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” has been receiving considerable attention even before its official opening

Die Zeit

Wie klingen Gier, Wonne, Tod?

Zum 200. Geburtstag von Richard Wagner gibt es Berge von Büchern. Über die Musik findet sich darin – fast nichts!