Judge Richard J. Sullivan recently granted an extended curfew to disgraced businessman Alberto Vilar, so that he could attend the Metropolitan Opera's own scandal-ridden performance of 'Eugene Onegin.' Now...Sullivan is extending Vilar's sentence for 10 more years.
Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the musical "Fun Home" after state lawmakers approved a proposed cut in school funding over the critically acclaimed lesbian memoir on which the musical is based.
BBC Music Magazine has announced its annual awards, voted on by the public and some by a jury of critics. The big winner was the cellist Alisa Weilerstein, whose recording of the Elgar and the Carter cello concertos with the Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim won Recording of the Year, as well as the Concerto Award
"He's going to go down in the history books as a great artist." -- Bonnie Floor, a Georgia artist who told Fox 5 Atlanta that she spent a month in Boca Raton, Fla. teaching the president how to paint.
"Nearly every child I knew surfed because there's no admission to the sea." -- Kent Nagano
Another Disney movie bound for Broadway is "Frozen," this year's Oscar-winning best animated film which has generated $1 billion at the global box office since November.
Both an adrenaline-infused spectacle and a surprising tale of blossoming romance between two lonely outsiders, ROCKY is a visceral and heart-stopping theatrical experience for everyone brave enough to follow their dream.
Directed by John Ridley, 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' stars Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, Burn Gorman...and André Benjamin as Hendrix, himself.
But performing a piece that at times seems to require the violin to disintegrate along with the shuttle is not enough for the restless and questing Kopatchinskaja. For her 37th birthday later this month, she will give the premiere of her first violin concerto in Berne, Switzerland.
How many of the late, great Claudio Abbado recordings have we yet to discover? Undoubtedly, there will be a rush of unreleased or reissued material, but Deutsche Grammophon has just brought out a new piano concertos album from 2013.
A year or so ago, American music fans were decrying the fact that Charles Ives, in many ways the godfather of American classical music, was relatively little known among the American public. His house was up for sale by property developers and faced the very real threat of being bulldozed and turned into apartments or a convenience store or something. And not many people seemed to care all that much.
Kiri Te Kanawa has said in a British television interview that she will retire from the opera stage. She's currently giving a cameo as the Duchess of Crackentorp in Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment at Covent Garden--and the staging has been massaged to give her an aria (from Puccini's Edgar, since you ask, as the Duchess is written as a speaking role). And that, she expects, will be it as far as the opera stage goes.
"[The Passenger] is probably the only opera about the Holocaust that's really worth watching." -- Linus Roth
A nice initiative from the folks at Rhinegold Publishing, the house behind specialist music titles such as Classical Music, International Arts Manager and International Pianist. They have announced the creation of a series of free concerts, six a year, at London's Conway Hall.
BBC Television is about to embark on a major "Ballet Season" across March 2014. "Lost" archive footage will alternate with some new performances and documentaries.