14th March: Classical Bieber, an Opera Loving Pope and Twitter Music App

Thursday 14th March 2013

The Guardian

Royal Opera music director rails at young opera stars’ ‘weakness’

Antonio Pappano claims that ‘they are weaker in their bodies or don’t care’ and are too ready to pull out of productions

The Independent

Justin Bieber song ‘Beauty And A Beat’ gets classical revamp on Radio 3 for Comic Relief

Teen pop idol Justin Bieber is unlikely to be heard on highbrow Radio 3, but he will be this week when one of his hits gets a classical makeover.


Royal Opera to stage Verdi’s Les Vepres siciliennes with the ballet intact

Covent Garden premiere is the highlight of a busy 2013-14 season including seven new productions

Classic FM

Pope Francis loves opera

Never mind pop music, we’re talking Pope music – and it seems the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergolio is a particular fan of opera.

BBC Music Magazine

Winners of South Bank Sky Arts Awards announced

Scottish Opera and London Philharmonic Orchestra take home prizes

Music Week

Twitter Music app to launch within weeks – report

Social media platform Twitter is to launch its own standalone app after acquiring music discovery platform We Are Hunted.

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