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VIDEO: Britain's Got Talent star Lucy Kay sings Nessum Dorma just for us + MORE

Soprano Lucy Kay releases her debut album at the end of this month and performs her signature aria exclusively for Express.co.uk.... More »
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Pierre Boulez Saal opening concert : Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen + MORE

The Opening Concert  of the Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin's new hall for chamber recitals.  Daniel Barenboim  did the honours in the Mozart Piano Quartet KV 493, with his son, Michael, the violinist, beside him.  No way would a concert as significant as this have been  complete.... More »
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Music Review: Trifonov and the Philharmonic, Together Again at Avery Fisher + MORE

The young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has returned to Avery Fisher Hall for a program of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky with the New York Philharmonic..... More »
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LA’s much-loved oboe star died while surfing + MORE

David Weiss, principal oboe and photographer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 30 years, died last weekend at the age of 67. The LA Times reports, after talking to the Weiss family, that David collapsed while surfing off the Pacific Palisades. The cause of death has not been ascertained. Far too s.... More »
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Eastman School of Music: Pianist Leonard O. Hayes Performs Works of Howard Swanson & George Walker in Links Scholarship Concert 3 p.m. Sun., April 26, Kilbourn Hall + MORE

Leonard Otis Hayes(Facebook)Howard Swanson (1907-1978)(Image Courtesy of Howard Swanson Papers,Amistad Research Center,New Orleans, Louisiana)Papers Amistad Research Center New Orleans, LA - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/swanson-howard-1907-1978#sthash.UQfgN2Rj.dpufImage Courtesy of How.... More »
Gloria: A Pigtale review  five singing sausages on a missionHull Truck theatreA clamorous, hyperactive production of HK Gruber’s ‘cabaret opera’ blends satire, rhythmic anarchy and hotdogs in hatsMahogany Opera and the Opera Group have amalgamated to form the Mahogany Opera Group. The first act of the new company is to revisit HK Gruber’s "cabaret opera", first seen at the Huddersfield contemporary music festival in 1994, which is set in a pig sty and performed by five singing sausages…

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German Opera Discovery Day Bham. Inc Michael TannerWell, there’s our Saturday taken care of. Full day event from 10.30  till 15.30. And should you get a chance there is a concert performance of Der Rosenkavalier afterwards. More here: Der RosenkavalierDiscovery Day: The German Operatic TraditionPart of Birmingham International Concert Season 2013/14Saturday 24 May, 10:30amCBSO CentrePARTICIPANTS FOR GERMAN OPERA DISCOVERY DAY ANNOUNCEDExpert presenters and performers have been announced for the next THSH Discovery Day: The German Operatic Tradition, at CBSO Centre on Saturday 24 May…

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Ukrainian singer-composer Marianna Sadovska brings Chernobyl Harvest, a musical reflection on her country’s crisis, to London’s Barbican Centre.

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Gabrielle Herbst’s Bodiless premiere at RouletteOn Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Roulette presented the premiere of Gabrielle Herbst’s opera Bodiless in Brooklyn, New York. The piece was performed by Contemporaneous with David Bloom conducting with vocalists Lucy Dhegrae, Ariadne Greif, and Herbst herself. Initially conceived as a 10-minute opera short presented by Experiments in Opera in 2013, this performance featured a significantly expanded version that represents Herbst’s first evenling-length opera…

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Straussian high days and holy days

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Straussian high days and holy daysTussock time, as in leaping from one pleasure to another, truly began the Friday before last with the annual Europe Day Concert in St John’s Smith Square and continued on Sunday and Monday at Glyndebourne. 150th birthday boy Richard Strauss was central to both: for the Rosenkavalier Study Day, obviously, in anticipation of Richard Jones’s production opening this afternoon – can’t wait – and in the truly surprising component of the European Union Youth Orchestra’s yearly marriage with singers from the European Opera Centre (official credit to the European Commission for the concert photos)…

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Talent Abundant in Five Hogarth Operas

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 Hogarth’s Stages – Five short operas: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra, Tim Murray (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 17.5.2014 (MB) Josephine Stephenson: On False Perspective Professor – Jerome Knox The Raver – Rebecca Hardwick Reader – Katie Coventry Barista – Nick Pritchard Mathematician – Keith Pun Algirdas Kraunaitis: The Bet […]

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New Classical Tracks: Performing Without a Net

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According to members of the Chiara String Quartet, playing Brahms quartets entirely from memory creates performances with a new, authentic feel.

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Ritz Chamber Players FINALE | Seating is limited | RESERVE NOW! | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:30 pmTerrance Patterson writes:It is with great anticipation that we look forward to seeing you at the Ritz Chamber Players Spring Finale concert on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.   Because of a scheduling conflict, the Ritz Chamber Players performance will be held at the Hicks Auditorium at the Main Library, 303 North Laura Street, in Jacksonville, Florida instead of Jacoby Symphony Hall…

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The office of the California attorney general is launching an audit of San Diego Opera, the company said on Tuesday, a day after the company announced it has reversed its decision to close and will have a 2015 season. Opera officials said they received word about the audit this week and…

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A great cellist goes west…

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A great cellist goes west...A couple of years ago the much-loved British cellist Robert Cohen made a move that took many of us by surprise: despite having enjoyed a strong solo career since his youth, he joined a string quartet. And not just any old string quartet, but the Fine Arts Quartet, one of the most distinguished and distinctive chamber ensembles in the States, and very much a full-time concern…

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Singers, looks and art – who is Octavian ?

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Singers, looks and art - who is Octavian ?Grand furore about Octavian  at Glyndebourne’s Der Rosekavalier (read my review HERE).  At right, the first ever Octavian, Eva von der Osten, in 1911. Short, fat, dark and dumpy.  She got even more so as she grew older. Strauss thought she was fine. So what’s  all the fuss about  now?  Strauss didn’t describe what Octavian looked like…

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The only surviving handwritten copy of Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony, which was lost for nearly a century, has made £1.2m at auction in London.

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Anger in opera world at 'cruel' criticism of female soprano star's appearanceDescriptions of Irish mezzo soprano Tara Erraught’s weight condemned by leading opera figuresThe opera world has reacted with anger to the disparaging remarks made by several critics about the appearance of the female soprano star of this year’s Glyndebourne festival opera, Der Rosenkavalier.Irish mezzo soprano Tara Erraught, who is the principal soloist in the Bavarian State opera ensemble, made her UK stage debut at the 80th anniversary season of the opera festival on Saturday, playing Octavian in Strauss’s comic masquerade…

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