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April 10   -  

ENO's new chief executive is......John Berry

ENO today announced the appointment of Henriette Götz as Executive Director. At first glance it looks like she's a replacement for Loretta Tomasi, who stepped down as Chief Executive at the end of 2013. But no. Read on. John Berry, ...

April 9   -  

Weeny Wiener workforce

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra were today announced as the third-ever winners of the $1m Birgit Nilsson prize. In case you're thinking that sounds a lot, it only works out at about £4,000 per player - and it's more likely to be put towards ...

April 8   -  

Luke Bedford comes up smiling

Through his Teeth - Linbury Studio, 7 April 2014 The laws of statistics suggested that if the Royal Opera House tried out enough new operas, sooner or later one would work. After an endless train of inept, underbaked or just plain boring efforts ...

April 7   -  

Jonas Kaufmann's Winterreise comes to the Royal Opera House

Jonas Kaufmann Winterreise - Royal Opera House, 6 April 2014 While opera squeezes itself into pubs, clubs and underground bunkers, could piano recitals take over its abandoned theatres? Jonas Kaufmann's sold out the Royal Opera House instantly. ...

April 4   -  

Did someone say bite me?

The Gheorghiu cancellation story gets odder. The capricious diva has pulled the Facebook statement quoted below . Baden Baden remain silent on the 'withdrawal' and continue to show her name in their cast list . Is this a brief delay to ...

April 3   -  

Maria Callas Museum to open in Athens

Greece may be more than a little strapped for cash, but it seems it can still throw the odd euro at culture. The stage is set for the opening of a new Maria Callas Museum in Athens in 2015 . Many of the museum's exhibits were formerly on show in ...

April 3   -  

Gheorghiu pulls out (again)

It always sounded too strange to be true. Angela Gheorghiu, the opera world's most notorious canceller, filling in for Anna Netrebko , holder of the #2 position? Now Gheorghiu announces via Facebook that she's not going to replace Netrebko in the ...

April 3   -  

How do you wrap that?

Plácido Domingo with his 72nd (/76th?) birthday present, a gift from his son. In a plausibly uncoincidental tie in with his latest album release , the canny baritenor has named his equine hair-twin Wojtyla .

April 2   -  

Russian opera without the Russians

For those who find Polovtsian Dances in sequinned Hammer pants too saccharine for their tastes, Graham Vick's Birmingham Opera Company present a hardcore alternative later this month - an English language adaptation of Musorgsky's Khovanshchina. ...

April 2   -  

Prince Igor reigns

Prince Igor - Novaya Opera, Coliseum, 1 April 2014 A despotic invader annexes a troubled state and casts out the rightful ruler. Given recent events, Prince Igor may not be the most sensitive choice to mark the UK-Russia Year of Culture But if ...
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