Operatic face-off shows that in Milan at least, Verdi v Wagner is still more of a cultural draw than Strictly v The X Factor
The orchestra Spira Mirabilis is making a bid for artistic freedom by playing without a conductor
The piano used in the Humphrey Bogart film Casablanca is up for auction in New York in December 2012.
Screening operas at cinemas is helping to bolster the popularity of this frail art form, but it’s no substitute for the emotional intensity, acoustic quality and excitement of live drama
The orch, which receives £2,245,000 in Arts Council and other public grants, registered a deficit of £189,824.
Composers Hubert Parry, Charles Villiers Stanford and Edward Elgar dominated the British musical scene in the latter half of the Victorian age through the Edwardian era.
What happens when you get a teenage piano whiz and the 24-year-old, multi-talented winner of NBC’s The Sing-Off in a rehearsal room together?
Orchestra receives $950,000 to develop amateur musicians programme