Stockholm Opera house

The Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm has now its own digital channel. Viewing operas is completely free of charges. « No Login, No Fees », the website says.Currently the channel is presenting a series of new operas under the title Short Stories, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, the ballet Eskapist, a concert with the opera house’s orchestra as well as the audio recording of Wagner’s Die Walküre. To access the channel, just click here.

All of Placido Domingo’s performances at the Royal Opera House in London have been cancelled by mutual agreement, the organisation announced. This a subsequent evolution since the allegations of sexual misconduct appeared last year. Read More →

Marin Alsop
Photo: Grant Leighton

Die Wiener mdw (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst) konnte ab dem Sommersemester 2020 die Chefdirigentin des Radio-Symphonieorchesters Wien, Marin Alsop, als Artist in Residence gewinnen. Alsop wird im Rahmen dieser Kooperation in regelmäßigen Masterclasses mit Studierenden der mdw arbeiten und ihr Wissen weitergeben. Read More →

Australian composer Brett Dean, 58, has been diagnosed with coronavirus and is currently receiving treatment in Adelaide, his agents have confirmed. He is receiving treatment in an Adelaide hospital, his agents said. Dean recently came back from Taiwan.

Brussels based International Queen Elisabeth Competition has announced that 74 pianists have been admitted to the 2020 Piano Competition, held from 4 to 30 May in Brussels. The 58 male and 16 female pianists come from 19 nationalities. Read More →

Sebastian Tewinkel
(c) Vincent Stefan

Der aktuelle Generalmusikdirektor der Theater und Orchester GmbH Neubrandenburg/Neustrelitz, Sebastian Tewinkel, wird seinen noch bis zum Sommer 2022 laufenden Vertrag nicht verlängern, teilte das Haus mit. Read More →

Die Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi hat das Management des Beethovenfestes Bonn heute darüber informiert, dass sie von dem Gastspielvertrag für das geplante Konzert am 14. März 2020 in der Kreuzkirche Bonn aufgrund aktueller Reisebestimmungen zurücktreten muss. Das Konzert entfalle ersatzlos, teilte das Beethovenfest mit. Read More →

Daniel Harding
(c) Philharmomie Luxembourg/Grébille

In der Reihe Grands classiques wurde wirklich ein klassisches Programm im besten Sinne geboten, das Wellness für Ohren nach allen Regeln der Kunst bot. Uwe Krusch für Pizzicato hat das Wohlfühlprogramm mit größtem Vergnügen genossen. Read More →

Placido Domingo

The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) announced that formal union disciplinary charges were filed against opera singer Placido Domingo. This came after the Union concluded an investigation about the singer. The investigation had « substantiated sexual harassment allegations against Mr. Domingo », AGMA says. Read More →

Myung-Whun Chung

Korean conductor Myung-whun Chung has cancelled performances in Italy after going into home quarantine in France upon returning from a trip to Tokyo, the Korean Herald reports. Chung was to conduct the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence next Saturday. It remains unclear whether Chung’s cancellation is really the fear of having been infected in Japan or the fear of being infected in Italy.

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