Stuart Skelton: One man, two tenors
The Austrian heldentenor tells Anna Picard about cigars, being an ‘aryan hunk’, and the secret of singing in two places at once.
The legendary, and tragic, voice of a generation at war
Contralto Kathleen Ferrier was born 100 years ago. Jessica Duchen celebrates a very British love affair.
Conductor in hospital after fall
The world-famous conductor Kurt Masur is recovering in hospital.
The five myths about contemporary classical music
Contemporary classical music is devoid of melody and appeal, all noise and no fun. At least, that’s the cliche.
Capturing personality through music
BBC Radio 3 and National Portrait Gallery unveil Portraits Day.
Christie’s auctions Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin bow for record amount
Sale formed part of the company’s ‘Artistry of the Bow’ auction on April 26.
Opera couples debate dual role as lover and colleague
Singers who are linked offstage sees pros and cons of working together on stage.
Kathleen Ferrier – and the Kathleen Ferrier Award
Last night at the Wigmore Hall, the Kathleen Ferrier Awards for young singers held its finals.