02.05.2016 - Thomas Hampson - May appearances in Vienna and Hamburg
- Thomas Hampson returns to Vienna on May 8, as a featured performer at this year’s “Festival of Joy” Open Air Concert. This special event takes place at the Heldenplatz, with the Wiener Symphoniker and Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde under the direction of Christoph von Dohnányi. The programme features Schoenberg’s Fanfare for a Bowl Concert on motifs of “Die Gurrelieder”...
02.05.2016 - Kate Lindsey sings Dido this month in performances across Germany
- Kate Lindsey stars as Dido in a staged concert version of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the critically acclaimed Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble und Chor. Thomas Hengelbrock conducts these performances, taking place on May 13 & 14 at the Hamburg International Music Festival and May 28 & 29 at the International May Festival in Freiburg.
01.05.2016 - Die Welt highlights Mojca Erdmann's upcoming performances this week at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr
- Beim Klavierfestival Ruhr gastiert die Sopranistin Mojca Erdmann mit dem irischen Tenor Robin Tritschler. Die beiden singen Lieder von Johannes Brahms, etwa "Vergebliches Ständchen" oder "Sommerabend". Schloss Herten, 20 Uhr, Karten: 01806 – 50 08 03 Read the article here.
01.05.2016 - Anna Netrebko - surprise appearance at the All for Autism Benefit Concert at Musikverein Wien
- Anna Netrebko made a special guest appearance at the Musikverein Wien last week as part of the second annual “All for Autism” benefit concert. Intended to raise awareness of autism, which affects 80,000 Austrians — 20,000 of whom are based in Vienna, the gala event also raised funds to give access for early diagnosis and treatment for children and improving autism therapies to greater aid independent living. With the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and...
01.05.2016 - Angela Brower is Mercédès in Bizet's 'Carmen,' this month at the Bayerische Staatsoper
- Angela Brower sings Mercédès in Bizet's Carmen May 13, 17 & 20 at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Elena Maximova sings the title role, Brandon Jovanovich is Don José, Golda Schultz is Micaëla, and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo sings Escamillo. Dan Ettinger leads from the podium for these performances, directed by Lina Wertmüller.
01.05.2016 - Joseph Calleja - ambassador for Meludia
- On May 2, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will launch a nationwide deployment of Meludia following Joseph Calleja’s championship of the the French web-based music learning platform. Access for an initial three-year period will be granted gratis to every resident and visitor of the Maltese tenor’s home country in an effort to increase music literacy. “Meludia is intuitively interactive, fun and it will bring musical education to a new level,”...