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Carly Paoli: Lorry driver’s daughter on road to opera stardom + MORE

A lorry driver’s daughter from Mansfield will next week realise a dream as she takes the stage where the Three Tenors – Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo – debuted together a quarter of a century ago..... More »

Davis to face music until 2019 + MORE

British conductor Sir Andrew Davis will remain at the helm of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra until 2019..... More »

What women conductors say + MORE

Keith Cerny, founder of the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at Dallas Opera, has published a sampling of the hopes, fears and prejudices he receives from candidates all over the world. Examples: – In Europe as a woman, you very seldom get the chance to show your proper abilities and talen.... More »

Masterclass with a legend + MORE

Professor Andrzej Jasinski visits the Chopin Society. Photos by Marek OstasThe other night I was fortunate enough to be drafted in by the Chopin Society as interviewer for a very special evening at Steinway's with Professor Andrzej Jasinski from Katowice, the former teacher of Krystian Zimerman and .... More »

A Hypnotic and Hyperbolic Akhnaten + MORE

Glass, Akhnaten: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera/Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 5.11.2016. (JRo) Cast: Akhnaten – Anthony Roth Costanzo Nefertiti – J’Nai Bridges Queen Tye – Stacey Tappan Horemhab – Kihun Yoon The Scribe – Zachary James Hi.... More »

Breaking: Chicago flute flies off to Berlin

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Breaking: Chicago flute flies off to BerlinAfter months of cogitation Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has submitted his regination, effective November 4, 2014, in order to join the Berlin Philharmonic in the same position in the new year. We hope he’s made the right choice.
Press release follows. 

CHICAGO—Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute, the Erika and Dietrich M…

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Opera is in deep trouble in the land of its birth, says Rupert Christiansen

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Handel House Talent

– www.planethugill.com

Handel House TalentCaoimhe de Paor, Laurence Cummings, Elspeth Robertson, Cathy Bell, Marie van Rhijn, Edwin Hillier, Katarzyna and George RossBy Lucy Judson (c) Handel House Trust LtdThe Handel House Museum has had a composer in residence for some time (the current one is Cevanne Horrocks Hopayian and her final sequence of concerts is in November)…

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Opera Review: Anita Rachvelishvili in Richard Eyre’s ‘Carmen’ at the MetAnita Rachvelishvili is a grim and no-nonsense Carmen in the revival of Richard Eyre’s melancholy production of Bizet’s opera at the Met.

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Sergio A. Mims: Among the standouts of new production of Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' by Lyric Opera of Chicago was baritone Michael Sumuel as MasettoMichael Sumuelimgartists.com/artist/michael_sumuelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vceEBYIYcB8#t=33Sergio A. Mims writes:Last night I saw a fantastic new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni kicking off the 60th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago directed by The Goodman Theater’s Robert Falls and conducted by Sir Andrew DavisA fascinating new production set of 1930’s Spain with many original ideas and an excellent cast starring Mariusz Kweicien as Giovanni, Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, Ana Maria Martinez as Donna Elvira among others…

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Joshua Bell at Union Station

– ionarts.blogspot.com

We are glad to have this report by author, classical music fan, and Friend of Ionarts Robert Pohl.

Joshua Bell in press scrum at Union Station, September 30, 2014 (photo by Robert Pohl)
Whenever a concert has been severely under-attended, all responsible try to figure out why nobody showed up and how to rectify this in future…

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The Berlin Philharmonic and its chief conductor Simon Rattle will open the legendary Carnegie Hall's season Oct. 1. You can watch a live stream of the concert right here on Classical MPR's website on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. CDT.

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Bernd Weikl: Why Richard Wagner needs to be banned in GermanyUPDATE HEREBernd Weikl, yes the baritone well known for his Wagner roles, argues that Wagner’s work not only should but must be banned in Germany. Why? Well, it seems that after a very, financially, successful career performing Wagner, he has just discovered that Wagner was anti-Semitic [must have come as a surprise that, after all these years – Ed]…

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Day of the Trifonovs…

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Day of the Trifonovs...Thank you, PIANIST MAGAZINE, for this rather to-the-point image! Attention BIRMINGHAM: he is doing the whole thing again tonight, in the Town Hall…(Update: PIANIST mag tells me this inspired bit of imagery arrived originally from our doughty friend Yehuda Shapiro.)

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Well isn't that Pinteresting….?

– brittensinfonia.blogspot.com

Well isn't that Pinteresting....?Being part of an orchestra’s marketing team isn’t always just about promoting concerts, keeping up to date with the latest marketing techniques, or sourcing biographies for performers… it’s also quite often about cake.At Britten Sinfonia we enjoy celebrating our staff member’s birthdays with cake, and as our office team has grown to a mighty 14 members that means we get to sit down for a slice of cake more frequently than ever before! Not only do we all enjoy eating cake but quite a few of us are keen bakers…

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Grand hotel

– parterre.com

Grand hotelOn this day in 1907, the Plaza Hotel opened in New York.

Born on this day in 1865 composer Paul Dukas

Born on this day in 1901 tenor Marcel Wittrisch

Born on this day in 1903 pianist Vladimir Horowitz


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Oh, what a tangled World Wide Web we weave. Such is the focus of “Men, Women & Children,” Jason Reitman’s ensemble drama about the intersecting lives — online and off — of various teens and adults in a suburban Texas town.

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Opera: Robert Carsen’s Falstaff looms large in the (second) Elizabethan eraShakespeare’s roguish knight, as interpreted by Verdi, fits 1950s England perfectly, says the director of the Canadian Opera Company’s season opener.

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