United States PROTOTYPE: OPERA ǀ THEATRE ǀ NOW: co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, New York, streaming through 16.1.2021 (click here). (RP)
Austria Various – Maki Namekawa (piano): Prerecorded live at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, and video streamed by the Center for the Art of Performance at the University of California, Los Angeles, 12.1.2021-14.1.2021. (HS)
Robert Beattie in conversation with pianist and author Jack Kohl Jack Kohl is a pianist and writer from the north shore of Long Island, New York. In 2019 he published a series of essays, Bone over Ivory: Essays from a Standing Pianist. In 2021 he follows this up with a new series of essays, From … Read more
United States Lee Hoiby, Bon Appétit!: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), Jonathan Easter (piano), Opera Philadelphia. Available on Opera Philadelphia Channel until 15.1.2021. (RP)
KATHLEEN FERRIER AWARDS 2020
The prize winners of the 65th Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition were announced on 13 December at the end of the competition’s final, streamed from Southwark’s Henry Wood Hall.
The prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards, held annually in memory of the great British contralto, are renowned for kick-starting the careers of outstandingly talented young singers. This year Jessica Cale won the first prize of £12,500. Jessica, from Pembrokeshire, studied at the Royal College of Music, having already worked extensively with The Sixteen and the Monteverdi Choir. She has appeared with the Gabrieli Consort, at Ryedale Festival Opera and was a finalist in the 2020 London Handel Festival Singing Competition.