New music director confirmed at La Scala
In an announcement made by Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan, the trustees of Teatro alla Scala have confirmed the appointment of Riccardo Chailly as...
Festival Choice: Lu Festival ti tri Culuri
Report by Mark Glanville
Lu Festival ti tri Culuri (The Festival of Three Colours in Pugliese dialect) is a celebration of the music of a...
Portland Opera at 50 – becoming a summer festival
Report by Karyl Charna Lynn
Earlier this month Portland Opera launched its fiftieth anniversary season with a sparkling production of Die Fledermaus,Read More
Police investigation continues at Valencia’s Palau de les Arts
Authorities in Valencia have come under fire for ignoring accusations regarding contractual irregularities and misappropriation of funds at the Palau de les Arts,
WNO appoints new managing director
Welsh National Opera has appointed Leonora Thomson as its new managing director. Currently director of audiences and development at the Barbican Centre,Read...
British Library acquires D’Oyly Carte archiveThe British Library has acquired the archive of the D’Oyly Carte Theatre Company.The archive includes extensive correspondence with agents and artistes,Read More
The Opera Platform announces January-July streaming programmeThe Opera Platform has announced its streaming programme for January to July 2016.
- 17 January: Mozart La Clemenza di Tito –
Opera North General Director gives reaction to ROH Manchester plans
When the plans for Royal Opera House Manchester (ROHM) were first announced in October 2008, Opera North’s General Director, Richard Mantle,
Classical music journalist Lynne Walker dies, aged 54
Music critic, reviewer and writer Lynne Walker, has died after a battle with cancer. A regular reviewer for Opera Now,Read More
Opéra de Marseille presents Massenet’s Le Cid
Review by Francis Carlin
You cannot help liking Roberto Alagna despite his irritating stage antics. The voice is superb and his famous diction is still...
Virginia Opera’s 40th anniversary season opens with Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
Review by Karyl Charna Lynn
The Virginia Opera has chosen an eclectic programme to celebrate its 40th anniversary season: Sondheim’s chilling thriller Sweeney Todd and...
Operalia 2015 winners announced
The Romanian tenor Ioan Hotea and Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen have been named as the joint winners of Plácido Domingo’s 2015 Operalia competition,
OAE bring contemporary dance to latest performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
The Orchestra Age of Enlightenment will premiere their unique performance of Vivalid’s Four Seasons at the Southbank Centre entitled V4: The Seasons.Read...
Month-long baroque season on BBC Radio 3 this spring
BBC Radio 3 is dedicating a month of broadcasting to the baroque period, featuring music and drama of the era.Read More
Noise and the rest | February's broadcasting
In January, BBC Four’s three-part documentary series The Sound and the Fury: a Century of Modern Music,Read More
Norwegian early music discoveries performed at Barokkfest
A new early music festival in Norway is showcasing repertoire spanning 1,000 years of Norwegian history.
Barokkfest is currently taking place at Nidaros Cathedral,
The Tallis Scholars launch 40th anniversary world tour
The Tallis Scholars are marking the beginning of their 40th anniversary world tour with a concert at St Paul’s Cathedral in March.Read...
BBC series traces history of music
A new six-part series about the history of Western music from composer Howard Goodall is to be broadcast on the BBC.Read More
Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music unveils 2013 programme
This year’s Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music will see 13 events and concerts take place in London over a nine-day period in May.
Looking ahead, looking behind | January's broadcasting
The Radio 3 schedules this year will be dominated by three composers celebrating birthdays. You’ll know who they are: Verdi,Read More