Nicholas Milton
(c) Linnet

Der australische Dirigent Nicholas Milton (*1968) wird nach nur einer Amtszeit als Generalmusikdirektor das Saarländische Staatstheater 2018 wieder verlassen. Milton ist seit 2014 dort engagiert. Das teilte die Pressestelle des Theaters mit. Der Dirigent habe familiäre Gründe für seine Entscheidung angeführt.

Antonio Pappano
Photo: Musacchio & Ianniello

Together with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Benevento, an Italian city 50 kilometres northeast of Naples, British conductor Antonio Pappano launches this year a new competition for young singers named after his father, Pasquale Pappano, who was a singing teacher. Read More →

The physical CD is still alive and many music lovers care for it. They expect an informative booklet and precise information about the recording. Yet, if many labels are fulfilling such an expectation, they also care for an attractive presentation of cover and back-cover. Unfortunately, while leaving the back-cover to designers, things often get out of control. Read More →

Es sollte das Opern-Open Air des Jahres werden: Die monumentale ‘Aida’-Inszenierung von Plácido Domingo (76), die im Mai starten und durch ganz Europa touren sollte, muss wegen technischer Probleme um ein Jahr verschoben werden. Die Tour starte nun erst 2018, sagten die Organisatoren am Mittwoch.

Alessandro Mazzamuto and Remy Franck
(c) ICMA

Sicilian pianist Alessandro Mazzamuto, Young Artist of the Year 2013 of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA), is firmly establishing his career from Dallas, United States, where he lives. He is now represented by the agency Amusart in Rome. Read More →

Gustavo Dudamel
Photo: Mathew Imagaing

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces among its ‘Season Highlights’ for 2017/18 Gustavo Dudamel’s festival ‘CDMX: Music from Mexico City’ emphasizing the creativity and vibrant contemporary music culture thriving in Mexico City. Read More →

Herbert von Karajan
(c) Siegfried Lauterwasser / DG

Created by Herbert von Karajan, the Salzburg Easter Festival celebrates this year its 50th birthday. To mark the occasion Hannes M. Schalle is is presenting his new film ‘Karajan – the Maestro and his festival’, a Moonlake Entertainment production, coproduced by the Karajan Institute, ORF, 3sat, Salzburg Easter Festival and Unitel. Read More →

French conductor Louis Frémaux died last week, aged 95. In his career he championed French music while working with the orchestra of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Orchestre Philharmonique Rhône-Alpes (later the Orchestre National de Lyon), the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Daniel Hope
(c) Harald Hoffmann

Die Saison 2017 des Festival Echternach bietet ein vielfältiges Klassik-und Jazzprogramm von Anfang Juni bis Mitte Juli in den historischen Aufführungsstätten der ostluxemburgischen Abteistadt: Basilika, St. Peter-und-Paul-Kirche, erstmals im Pavillon im Stadtpark sowie im Kultur-und Kongresszentrum ‘Trifolion’. Die Open-Air-Konzerte werden, wie in den vergangenen Jahren auch, im Abteihof Echternach stattfinden. Read More →

After announcing a $2.4 million budget deficit, the Cleveland Orchestra is reducing costs. So it is cutting its 2018 Miami residency at Arsht Center in half. The orchestra will perform just two programs in an abbreviated 2018 season. Reportedly the orchestra lost the support of several deep-pocket Miami donors.

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