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'Classical Style' Takes a Humorous Approach Thanks to Steven Stucky's Latest 'Opera (of Sorts)' at the Ojai Music Festival

Charles Rosenkavalier: Denk and Stucky's 'Classical Style' Gets Humorous at Ojai Music Festival in California >>

The musical stylings of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven come under a close lens at Charles Rosen's The Classical Style.

Santa Fe Opera Preview: the American Premiere of ‘Dr. Sun Yat-Sen,’ Plus a Rare Production of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’

Santa Fe Opera Preview: the American Premiere of ‘Dr. Sun Yat-Sen,’ Plus a Rare Production of Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’ >>

Santa Fe Opera's 2014 season, which begins on June 27, contains much to look forward to: the American premiere of 'Dr. Sun Yat-Sen'; an ingenious pairing of Mozart’s 'The Impresario' with Stravinsky’s 'Le Rossignol'; as well a new production of 'Fidelio.'

Sylvia Milo in 'The Other Mozart'

Sylvia Milo is Mozart's Neglected Sister in 'The Other Mozart' >>

A one-woman show explores the life of Mozart's sister Nannerl and asks, 'How could we have lost the other Mozart?'

Glyndebourne

LPO's Glyndebourne 50th Anniversary Season Open for Business, Sans George Christie and Fat Shaming Scandal >>

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!

Sir George Christie

Sir George Christie, Beloved Glyndebourne Opera Chief, Dead at 80 >>

One of the best-loved figures in the British musical establishment has passed away.

Classicalite Recording News: Claudio Abbado and Martha Argerich in Two Mozart Piano Concertos for Deutsche Grammophon >>

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.

Classicalite Recording News: Conductor Kent Nagano’s Daughter, Pianist Karin Kei Nagano, Debuts on Canada's Analekta >>

The Montreal Gazette has reported on a notable new release from the Analekta label, one of the leading Canadian recording companies. The reason that it will be of especial interest to some casual observers is that the pianist showcased on it is one Karin Kei Nagano--the 15-year-old daughter of Kent, revered chief conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Classicalite's Five Best: Opera Films >>

A dying art? James Inverne picks five of the best cinematic opera adaptations.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2014-15: Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Wagner, Weinberg's 'Passenger' >>

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary season will feature three new productions of Mozart’s 'Don Giovanni,' Donizetti’s 'Anna Bolena' and Puccini’s 'Tosca,' as well as the Lyric premiere of 'The Passenger' by Mieczysław Weinberg.

Gergiev, Nelsons, Gilbert or Alsop...Who is the World’s Busiest Conductor? >>

Some interesting statistics, yes, from the U.K.-based music website Bachtrack. Every year, they compile the stats from the events they have listed, and the list for 2013 has Valery Gergiev as the world's busiest conductor. Andris Nelsons comes second.

BREAKING: Andrés Orozco-Estrada Named Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra >>

Andrés Orozco-Estrada was just named principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, effective September 2015.

Wish You Had Perfect Pitch? Researchers Find Epilepsy Drug May Help Adults Develop Rare Skill

Wish You Had Perfect Pitch? Researchers Find Epilepsy Drug May Help Adults Develop Rare Skill >>

According to a research report published last week, scientists have discovered that Valproate, a drug used to treat epilepsy, can help adults develop perfect pitch.

Stung by Yundi's Erratic "Flight of the Bumblebee?" Yuja Wang, Mnozil Brass Will Give You a Better Buzz! >>

If it's high-speed pianism you want to hear, you could do worse than to watch some videos of another Chinese pianist: Yuja Wang. Her rock-solid technique lets her fingers fly at near-hummingbird frequencies, while staying completely in control.

James Levine to Conduct an Evening of Comic Opera Presented by Juilliard and the Met

James Levine to Conduct an Evening of Comic Opera Presented by Juilliard and the Met >>

Performances of "A Concert of Comic Operas," conducted by James Levine, will take place at Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on February 11 and 14 at 8:00 p.m. and February 16 at 2:00 p.m.

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