A lovely poster has been released by the opera festival to mark the festival's 80th birthday.
The Glyndebourne Festival is underway, a 50th anniversary season already marked by the sad death of its previous owner-chairman Sir George Christie, a scandal around critics' comments on a female singer's (by no means unusual) body shape, and a production of Der Rosenkavalier that opens on its Marschallin naked in the shower. And it only opened less a week ago!
One story is dominating the Twittersphere for opera fans just now, and that is the outraged reaction by singers to critics' observations of the body shape of a cast-member of Glyndebourne's season-opening production of Strauss' 'Der Rosenkavalier.'
One of the best-loved figures in the British musical establishment has passed away.
Benjamin Britten's profound, though often maligned Billy Budd, directed by Michael Grandage, is underway at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Howard Gilman Opera House--running through February 13. Of course, we told you to see the traveling Glyndebourne production, conducted by Sir Mark Elder, back in December.
The American soprano Danielle de Niese, has told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that the era of the "fat lady" stereotype in opera is over. Or rather that it has no basis in fact, though it might linger in the media and people's imaginations.
Not to steal even the smallest beat away from maestro Orozco-Estrada's good news, but inquiring minds do want to know what's up with Jurowski's tenure at the LPO.
Classicalite wants to know. Really.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada was just named principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, effective September 2015.
It's too late now to order a classical music CD or DVD for Christmas, but why not take the New Year as a cue to freshen up your musical tastes?
The 'H.M.S. Indomitable' will be sailing across the Atlantic early in 2014, as Glyndebourne's much-admired production of Benjamin Britten's 'Billy Budd' heads for the US. The staging, by Michael Grandage, will play at BAM from Feb. 7 through Feb. 13.
New York City Opera has announced it will close; Classicalite take its measure.
Essential recordings from the much-missed great Italian tenor, as Decca marks 50 years of his international career.