30th July: Opening Ceremonies, Archives and the Three Tenors

Monday 30th July 2012

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc 

Breaking: America loses one its last classics-only stores 

Music Millennium will shut down their long time classical music store, Classical Millennium in September.

The one-armed pianist who’s playing the Olympics 

The Paralympic team welcome ceremony features The British Paraorchestra.

Kate Wagner wants to open archives, but the family won’t let her

Katharina Wagner wants to come clean over Bayreuth’s Nazi past.

BBC News 

Thousands attend Three Choirs Festival 

Organizers of the Three Choirs Festival report that up to 30,000 people attended this year’s festival.

Classic FM 

Nikitin to appear in Met Opera’s Parsifal  

Opera star Yevgeny Nikitin returns to stage in the Metropolitan Opera’s forthcoming performance of Wagner’s Parsifal.

Opera’s brightest starts at Covent Garden 

Seven opera singers including Joseph Calleja, Joyce DiDonato and Plácido Domingo all take to the stage at the Royal Opera House.

China’s ‘Three Tenors’ give Olympic performance

China’s answer to the Three Tenors have performed a special concert fusing Western and Chinese classical music.

Classical Music Features in Olympic ceremony 

The world’s best classical artists descended upon Stratford for the Olympic ceremony.