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Tuesday 3 May 2016

8:40AM GMT (16 hours, 20 minutes ago)

Boris Johnson: 'I was very lucky, as a kid I had everything thrown at me'

Emmanuel Odujebe, now 13, became one of the first children to be sponsored by the Mayor’s Music Fund (MMF), launched in 2011 to support some of the most musically talented children from the least privileged backgrounds in the capital. | read article...

5:45AM GMT (19 hours, 15 minutes ago)

'Opera must never offend just for effect,' says Glyndebourne's new general director

Rumour in the opera world whispers that Glyndebourne bagged a tremendous catch when it signed Sebastian Schwarz as its new general director. “I think Covent Garden is kicking itself that it didn't get to him first,” an insider friend of mine comments ... | read article...

Sunday 1 May 2016

2:33PM GMT (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Copyright expires on Bolero, French classical favourite

Almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright runs out on Sunday on one of the most popular and unique pieces of classical music, Ravel's "Bolero". | read article...

2:32PM GMT (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Winners Announced at the 28th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition

Mezzo-Soprano Virginie Verrez Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash! | read article...

Saturday 30 April 2016

11:29AM GMT (3 days, 13 hours ago)

The ballet dance troupe started in a Nigerian garage

Lebanese-Nigerian Mrs Boulos was born in Burkina Faso but moved to Nigeria when her family relocated to expand their business. | read article...

Friday 29 April 2016

6:37PM GMT (4 days, 6 hours ago)

American Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin

She said the fact that her violin, a 1742 Guarneri, is a rare and valuable instrument, is irrelevant: “It could be a $50 student violin and the same problem exists.” | read article...

5:39PM GMT (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Put a lid on the operatic Viking helmet cliché

In the more than 30 years that I have been going to the opera, in no opera house, on any continent, have I seen a production that used the quintessential Wagnerian stereotype: The pseudo-Viking horned helmet. | read article...

5:00PM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Arizona Opera's New Director is Really Excited About the New Job. Like, Really, Really Excited

The recent hiring of Joseph Specter as Arizona Opera's new general director isn't the first time in this last year that Phoenix and Austin have shared organizational arts leaders. | read article...

4:22PM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Opera singer Isabel Leonard has an unconventional approach to wellness

How an opera singer's exercise routine could teach you more than you think... | read article...

2:12PM GMT (4 days, 10 hours ago)

English National Opera appoints Daniel Kramer as artistic director

ENO hoping American-born director will bring stability to company that has lurched from crisis to crisis over past two years... | read article...

1:55PM GMT (4 days, 11 hours ago)

My toes were curled in a rictus of embarrassment at this new opera

The target public – that youthful constituency so reluctant to sample opera – was nowhere in evidence. | read article...

12:42PM GMT (4 days, 12 hours ago)

Stuck on repeat: why we love repetition in music

Music of every genre, every culture and every period employs repeated phrases for effect. Why do we love to listen to the same things again and again? | read article...

Thursday 28 April 2016

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