The Italian tenor Daniele Barioni, an internationally renowned opera singer between the 1950s and 1970s, has died at the age of 92 during the night from Saturday to Sunday, Nov. 6. Daniele Barioni began studying singing in 1949 in Milan with Attilio Bordonali, his first studies were in the baritone repertoire. He made his singing debut that same year at Circolo Italia, Milan, in a concert with soprano Claudia Parada. His debut as an opera tenor was in 1954 in the part of Turiddu in Cavalleria rusticana at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan. Read More →

Paavo Järvi
(c) Sébastien Grébille

In an interview conducted by the Living the Classical Life videocast, Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi discusses his musical beginnings, the role and influence of his father, conductor Neeme Järvi, the story of his early meeting with composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Pärnu Music Festival, which he founded. Read More →

Am Wochenende trafen sich die Mitglieder der Deutschsprachigen Opernkonferenz (DOK) in Leipzig. Die DOK ist ein Zusammenschluss von 13 Opernhäusern im deutschsprachigen Raum sowie drei assoziierten Mitgliedsbühnen aus London, Mailand und Paris. Zweimal jährlich tagt die DOK im Beisein des Deutschen Bühnenvereins zum Austausch über aktuelle Themen und Herausforderungen. Im Fokus der gemeinsamen Gespräche an der Oper Leipzig standen u.a. die Folgen der Pandemie, sowie des Krieges in der Ukraine und damit zusammenhängender Faktoren, wie die Energiekrise und steigende Kosten. Read More →

Several major London based music organizations will see cuts in their Arts Council England (ACE) funding from 2023. Allegedly, ACE was “instructed” by the UK government to shift funding to other cities and the London suburbs that were considered by the UK government to be culturally underfunded. Read More →

In the piano division of the 76th Concours de Genève, the First Prize went last night to Kevin Chen (17, Canada). Other prizes went to musicians from Japan, China and Russia. Read More →

Der 10. Internationale Louis Spohr Wettbewerb für Junge Geiger an der Franz Liszt-Hochschule für Musik in Weimar hat neun Preisträger bekannt gegeben. Den 1. Preis in der jüngsten Kategorie I (*2009 und jünger) erspielte sich die 11-jährige Finnin Lilja Haatainen. Den 2. Preis gewann die 12 Jahre alte Ukrainerin Margarita Pochebut. Aus Australien kommt die 3. Preisträgerin, die 10-jährige Geigerin Laura Jin. Read More →

Oksana Lyniv
(c) Oleg Pavlyuchkiy

Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv wrote on her Facebook page: « Dear friends and colleagues. Due to a minor health issue I am forced to cancel my upcoming engagements until the end of December 2022. This unfortunately also affects my planned debut at Los Angeles – LA Opera where I should have conducted Puccini’s Tosca in the upcoming weeks. Read More →

Hannu Lintu
(c) ICMA / Martin Hoffmeister

The Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu, 55, will become Chief Conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lissabon from the 2023-2024 season. Currently Chief Conductor of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, Hannu Lintu has been a regular performer at Gulbenkian Music in recent years, conducting around twenty concerts by the Gulbenkian Orchestra to both public and critical acclaim.

Julia Hagen
© Neda-Navaee

Der Beethoven-Ring des Vereins Bürger für Beethoven geht in diesem Jahr an die 27-jährige österreichische Cellistin Julia Hagen (27). Das teilte der Vorsitzende des Beethoven-Vereins Stephan Eisel mit: « Julia Hagen gehört zu den vielversprechendsten Instrumentalisten ihrer Generation. Sie ist in der Kammermusik ebenso zu Hause wie in der Arbeit mit großen Orchestern. Ihr Spiel gibt dem Cello eine eigene Persönlichkeit, und das fasziniert die Zuhörer.“ Read More →

Ivan Fischer
(c) Alfonso Salgueiro

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra will visit Spain from November 25 to 30, on a tour that will take it to Valencia, Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza. The program has been designed by Zubin Mehta, who at the last minute has taken leave for health reasons. He will be replaced by Iván Fischer, regular guest conductor of this orchestra and, therefore, one of the most qualified to replace Mehta. Read More →

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