Grants Awarded to Making Music and Live Music Now
Making Music, the UK’s membership organisation for leisure-time music groups, has announced that it has been awarded a grant of £44,000 from the second...
Happy Birthday Welsh National Opera – 75 today
Opera Now wishes Welsh National Opera a very happy 75th birthday today.
WNO gave its first performance as an opera company – a double-bill of...
Maria Callas’ abuse and suffering revealed in new biography
A new biography of Maria...
Scottish Opera announces Spring/Summer season
Scottish Opera’s forthcoming season includes two specially made films, along with plans to bring live opera back to audiences with outdoor performances in the...
English Touring Opera appoints new Music Director
English Touring Opera has appointed Gerry Cornelius as its new Music Director with immediate effect. Cornelius conducted an acclaimed new production of Verdi’s Macbeth...
Robert Kyr – A Time for Life
The world premiere of a full-length film directed by Robert Kyr on his work A Time for Life will be shown on Sunday 18...
A New Chapter for Huddersfield’s Historic Town Hall Organ
In preparation for the return of live performances for the 2021-22 Kirklees Concert Season, Kirklees Council has announced the appointment of David Pipe as...
Gabriela Montero to headline London Piano Festival 2021
Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero will open this year’s London Piano Festival (LPF) on 8 October with a solo recital inspired by...
Royal Opera House announces a full season of live opera for 2021/22
The Royal Opera House in London has announced plans for its first full season on its mainstage since 2019, opening in September 2021.
Celebrating the birth centenary of Franco Corelli
The opera world celebrates the centenary of one of its greatest tenors, Franco Corelli, on 8 April.
Corelli’s huge voice had both epic and romantic...
Strong opinions about opera? Enter Opera Now’s Young Critics Competition
Opera Now magazine is joining forces with Grange Park Opera this summer to help identify a new generation of opera critics.Read More
International Piano Guide to Instruments & Accessories 2021
Montreal Competition names new jurors for Piano 2021 edition
The Concours musical international de Montréal (CMIM) has named pianists Till Fellner and Charles Richard-Hamelin as jurors for its Piano 2021...
Applications open for Budapest’s 2021 Liszt Competition
Applications are now being invited for the 15th Franz Liszt International Piano Competition at Budapest’s Liszt Academy, 12-19 September 2021.Read More
Paul Stanhope ‘Requiem’
364 days after their previous performance in City Recital Hall, Sydney Chamber...
Self-Isolation Choir – All Things Bright and Virtual
The Self-Isolation Choir, an online choral project set up by Mark Strachan and comprising of thousands of singers worldwide, is launching the hymn-singing course...
Easter Monday Organ Recital from Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral will broadcast an hour-long recital on the cathedral’s Father Willis organ at 7.30pm on Easter Monday, 5 April.Read More
Alderney Voices – First British Amateur Concert Choir Meets after Lockdown
Alderney Voices has become the first amateur British concert choir to reconvene after lockdown. The island of 2000 inhabitants moved,
Cliftonwood Home with Unusual Home Organ Sells at Auction
A four-bedroom house in Cliftonwood, Bristol, with a two-manual organ and pipework encased against the walls, has sold at auction for an undisclosed amount.