The Concertgebouw has named Dima Slobodeniouk and Philippe Herreweghe to replace their former music director Daniele Gatti in October and November, both in Amsterdam and on tour. The Russian was due to make his C’bouw debut in April 2019. The Belgian has been a regular guest for 24 years. photo: Borggreve
David DiChiera, founder of Michigan Opera Theatre, has died of pancreatic cancer, the theatre has announced. He retired last year at 82 as the cancer took hold. You can read the story of his life here.
Guillaume Jehl has been upgraded from 2nd trumpet to principal in the Berlin Philharmonic. He replaces Tamas Velenczei, who moves down to 2nd or 3rd. The move was announced in April. Jehl is the former solo trumpet of the Basel Symphony Orchestra (2001-6) and the National Orchestra of France (2006-9).
The figures are out for theatre activity in Germany in 2016/17. The Deutsche Bühnenverein covers 140 state and regional theatres, 128 orchestras, 210 privately owned theatres and 84 Festivals. It finds a 2.2 percent drop in opera attendancs, 3.3 percent in dance and 6.4 percent for the operetta and musicals. There was no obvious cause.
A few days ago, after the Welsh baritone’s debut at Teatro Colón, fans began singing Welsh songs as he was signing autographs. Bryn, never missing a beat, joined in, singing as he signed. Watch. Who knew there were so many Welsh in Argentina? Earlier:
Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector of Ofsted, has come out with an attack on the Government’s results-oriented policy which has caused a narrowing of the education arteries. She writes: Some secondary schools were significantly shortening key stage 3 in order to start GCSEs. This approach results in the range of subjects that pupils study narrowing at […]
Deutsche Grammophon and Decca are about to release ‘the biggest ever box set for a single composer’ on October 26. The complete works of JSB are housed on 222 CDs. The box contains 280 hours of music and weighs 13.5 kilos J.S. Bach – The New Complete Edition is the result of two years of curation, developed with the co-operation […]
From a media release just in (sorry about the clumsy syntax): Askonas Holt Ltd. announces today the creation of a new position on its leadership team, Director, Global Head of Strategy & Innovation, and the appointment of Sean Michael Gross to it. With his arrival in London this December, Sean will become the first external […]
She tweets: Sonya Yoncheva is very sorry not to be able to leave Berlin to perform the recital at Teatro alla Scala scheduled for September 18 she was very much looking forward to. Sonya will be back at La Scala in March for “La traviata” and in June for the Rolex Ambassadors Gala. — SONYA […]
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