Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Four cities in Italy have created what is known as the Circuito Lirico Lombardo, a consortium that works collaboratively to create four opera productions every season. Fred Plotkin reports from Italy.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The violinist Itzhak Perlman will give a concert with Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the cantor from the Park East Synagogue in the Barclay's Center next month.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Philadelphia Orchestra has a new conductor this season: the 37-year-old Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Canadian composer Mychael Danna won the Golden Globe award for best original score Sunday for his work on the fantasy-adventure film "Life of Pi."
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Richard Dare has quit his new post at the New Jersey Symphony after questions about his personal and professional past emerged in a lengthy New York Times investigation.
Friday, January 11, 2013
A new museum dedicated to Richard Wagner opens this weekend near Dresden. Located in a former hunting lodge, it opens as the world gets ready to mark his 200th anniversary, reports Fred Plotkin.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning with John Williams once again up for a Best Score statuette.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
In the face of a "dwindling of new works," an opera festival highlights ready-to-tour productions of modern chamber operas.
Monday, January 07, 2013
Eight weeks after Sandy, the offices of New Amsterdam Records, an independent record label in Red Hook, Brooklyn, remain battered.
Monday, January 07, 2013
David Finlayson, the second trombonist in the New York Philharmonic, gives us an instrument's-eye view by attaching a GoPro camera to his trombone slide.
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Soprano Angela Gheorghiu’s announcement last week that she and her husband, tenor Roberto Alagna, are getting a divorce surprised few in the opera world.
Friday, January 04, 2013
Classical album sales dropped sharply, by 20.5 percent, in 2012, to 7.5 million copies. In 2011, 9.4 million were sold. It was the largest drop of any genre except for jazz.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
The Baltimore Symphony has begun a pilot project with Parsons The New School for Design, to study new models for concert attire. It has changed little since Brahms's era.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Robert Mann made his New York recital debut in 1941, just two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now age 92, he is leading a series of master classes this week streamed online.