Taking Opera to the People

29/10/2013

Study Day exploring the history of the travelling opera companies in the 19th Century, The Royal Academy of Music, London, 26.10.2013.  (RJW)

This one day conference was devoted to a neglected area of theatre history and in particular with reference to the companies devoted to touring opera. Writers on this topic and those with expertise in the Carl Rosa and Pyne Harrison companies in Britain and the Boston Ideal company in America were represented. A warm Academy welcome was given by Deputy Principal, Dr Timothy Jones. The Academy has a wealth of memorabilia to do with famous British composers, conductors and singers and during  the event Royal Academy Archivist, Janet Snowman, gave tours of the Academy’s rich collection of memorabilia to provide some relevant and fascinating background. Read more

Ivan Fischer Answers a Few Questions from Antoine Leboyer

10/10/2013

Ivan Fischer Answers a Few Questions from Antoine Leboyer   Read more

Beethoven’s Ninth: Morning, Noon and Evening

06/10/2013

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: An App for the iPad, published by Touch Press
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: Copyist’s Manuscripts from The Royal Philharmonic Society and Juilliard School’s Manuscript Collection.
Beethoven: Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Kelley O’Conner (mezzo-soprano), Russell Thomas (tenor), Shenyang (bass), New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Allen Gilbert (conductor), Manhattan School of Music Symphonic Chorus, Kent Tritle (director), Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York, (3.10.2013) (SSM)

Alan Gilbert  Photo: Chris Lee

Alan Gilbert
Photo: Chris Lee

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Opernwelt Elects Komische Oper Berlin “Opera House of the Year”

01/10/2013

Opernwelt Elects Komische Oper Berlin “Opera House of the Year”

Fifty journalists from all over the world voted the Komische Oper Berlin with its Intendant Barrie KoskyOpera House of the Year”. Read more

Pianist Barry Douglas in Conversation with Robert Beattie

01/10/2013

Pianist Barry Douglas in Conversation with Robert Beattie

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Barry Douglas (c) Eugene Langan

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BASCA Unveils British Composer Awards Shortlist

26/10/2012

 BASCA Unveils British Composer Awards Shortlist Read more

Trade Munich for Cannes – Classical:NEXT

06/06/2012

Classical:NEXT, Munich's new fair for classical music bound to replace Cannes' MIDEM for the independent classical music industry.


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Happy 53rd Birthday, Rossini

29/02/2012


Fifty-three is no age for a composer and so it is little wonder that Rossini – or at least his music – is alive and well. Born on February 29th, 1792, Gioachino Antonio Rossini soon discovered a penchant and talent in culinary appreciation as well as note-churning. The latter he put to use for the creation of almost 40 operas, the former to support his stately appearance.

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