30th July: Google Glass in opera, Live stream of La Traviata and new conductor for LA Phil

Wednesday 30th July 2014

Classical News

The Guardian 

Google Glass to be used for one off staging of Puccini’s Turandot

The Italian opera company will be using Google Glass to broadcast the performance from the eyes of different cast members.

Classic FM

Percussionist plays knives and forks in viral video

In a Stomp audition video Ryan Vezina plays his knives and forks in what has become a internet sensation.

The Telegraph

WATCH: La Traviata live from Glyndebourne

On the 10 August La Traviata will be broadcast live on The Telegraph, using the link above.

BBC News

The man who plays French Horn with his toes

Having been born with no arms Felix Klieser has devised a way for him to play French horn with his feet. The impressive musician has toured with Sting, is in the process of releasing a second album and has a full 2015 concert diary.

The Guardian

Violin teacher charged with rape over alleged attack at Chetham’s School 

Malcolm Layfield was charged with one count of rape against an 18 year old that dates back to 1982.

Berliner Zeitung

Barenboim fürchtet schlimme Folgen

Der Pianist und Dirigent Daniel Barenboim hat sich zutiefst besorgt über die Folgen des jüngsten israelisch-palästinensischen Konflikts geäußert.


Italienischer Tenor Maurizio Graziani gestorben

Der italienische Tenor Maurizio Graziani ist im Alter von 64 Jahren in seiner Heimatstadt Macerata gestorben. Graziani war vor allem als Belcanto-Sänger bekannt, der sich aktiv für die öffentliche Verbreitung des Repertoires einsetzte.


Auflösung der Opera di Roma vorerst abgewendet

Die Leitung der Opera di Roma und die drei führenden Gewerkschaften haben offenbar in letzter Minute eine Einigung erzielt und damit die drohende Liquidation des Opernhauses abgewendet.

New York Times

Labor Struggles at Metropolitan Opera Have a Past

There are historic examples that point to reasons for worry in the current contract dispute between 15 unions and the Met.

San Francisco Classical Voice

New Assistant Conductor for LA Philharmonic 

Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla, 28, from Lithuania, has been named Assistant Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a two-year term.



BBC Proms Team: @bbcproms Tonight at #BBCProms @BBCPhilharmonic perform Ravel with @atharaud and Mahler’s 5th Symphony http://ow.ly/zJPHK  live 7.30pm @BBCRadio3 

Royal Albert Hall: @royalalberthall We’re delighted to be shortlisted for London Cultural Attraction of the Year at the @LLAwards http://http://bit.ly/1rOp9gJ

The Listener: @Inthetheatre Age Before … What Does It Take to Be An Opera Singer? | @scoopit http://sco.lt/4wjiYj

Ideastap: @ideastap Playwright or performer going to #EdFringe this weekend? You might like this free workshop with @SabrinaMahfouz: http://bit.ly/1lCSy6m

Bristol Old Vic: @bristololdvic Coming up @bristolproms today: #HackTheChoir @wshed all day, @jonpjames Inside the Music 6pm, @SacconiQuartet 7.30pm, @CharlieHazlewoo 9pm




Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images