13th March: new opera, the Queen’s Jubilee and silk violin strings

Tuesday 13th March 2012


March Of The Women: Discovering Classical Music’s Forgotten Voices.

The Southbank Centre’s Women of the World festival is shining a light on lost composers from Amy Beach to Lili Boulanger – and proving you have to look back to look forward.

The Telegraph

Student Laura Wright Sings Queen’s Jubilee Anthem.

Soprano Laura Wright sings her Queen’s Jubilee song Stronger as One in front of the Royal family at Westminster Abbey.

Financial Times

Let There Be Light.

After years of self-imposed seclusion, composer George Benjamin emerges with a new opera and a retrospective.


Seiji Ozawa To Take A Year Off.

Japanese conductor steps away from the podium to recover from ill health.

BBC Music Magazine

Violin Strings Spun From Spider Silk.

5000 strands wound together to create strings for a violin.


Fate is… a counter tenor?

Jessica Duchen on the UK premiere of Judith Weir’s new opera Miss Fortune.


Munich audience boo silence

More booing at the opera, this time in Munich where the audience did not enjoy the silent tap dance preceding the final act.