The Australian reports that singers on 12 month contracts with Opera Australia will be rested for upto 12 weeks without pay in 2013. A representative of Actors’ Equity claims that this is to make way for the musical The King and I; OA artistic director Lyndon Terracini says it is due to “casting and financial considerations.”
The Australian pianist Roger Woodward has been awarded the Medal for Merit to Culture, Gloria Artis, gold category, by the Polish government – the highest award for contribution to Polish culture. This is Wooward’s fourth award for his services to Polish culture. Roger Woodward’s interpretation of the music of Chopin, his promotion of Polish culture, his services to…
Miriam Cosic previews the Sydney Symphony’s staged production of Tchaikovsky’s mammoth opera: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/gamblers-tale-makes-for-another-sure-bet/story-e6frg8n6-1226526044660
A fabulous concert from Pinchgut Opera, Splendour of Venice is available to watch online. Scheduled for live performance last weekend, the concert was recorded in 2019 and is conducted from the chamber organ by Pinchgut’s Artistic Director Erin Helyard. Splendour of Venice features a vocal ensemble of 9 with 8 instrumentalists performing Renaissance gems by…
Last week we published the first of a two part interview with emerging conductor Jennifer Condon whose ambition to record Sappho, the forgotten final opera by Peggy Glanville-Hicks has propelled her into the spotlight and into history. Navigating the hurdles, she has landed on the rostrum feet first. The recording was completed last July….
The 55-year-old Dutch conductor and violinist Jaap van Zweden has been announced as the incoming conductor of the New York Philharmonic. He is currently Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and succeeds Alan Gilbert, whose appointment began in 2009 and ends with the 2016–17 season. Click here for more.
Are music downloads declining in popularity with a return to the hallowed CD? The people who were surveyed in this feature seem to overwhelmingly prefer to spend their money on music they can hold.