16th October: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, ENO director swap and Wagner’s letter to be auctioned

Wednesday 16th October 2013

Classic FM

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West turn up late to Philip Glass opera

The celebrity couple made their way to the LA Opera production of Einstein on the Beach – only to leave well before the end of the four hour opera marathon.


Improbable ENO swap

Without announcement or explanation, ENO have surreptitiously swapped directors for their forthcoming Così fan tutte.


Signed and handwritten letter by Richard Wagner to be auctioned in Barcelona

A handwritten letter by Richard Wagner, dated 1881, is due to be auctioned on October 24 at Barcelona auction house, La Suite.

Limelight Magazine

Art Centre Melbourne posts $7m deficit

Embattled CEO defends expensive artistic projects as job cuts are expected.

The Guardian

Pappano conducts Britten’s War Requiem: exclusive live stream

Released to celebrate the composer’s centenary year, this starry recording of Britten’s War Requiem features soloists Anna Netrebko, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Hampson, with Antonio Pappano conducting.


Royal Opera House expands Cinema Season with US simulcasts

London’s Royal Opera House is expanding its 2013-14 Live Cinema Season with simulcasts in more than 500 theatres in the United States for the first time.

The New York Times

A Twirling Airiness in a Recital of Schumann, Bach and Debussy: Lise de la Salle, a French Pianist, Opens Concert Series

When the teenage French pianist Lise de la Salle presented a recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art six years ago, the New York Times critic Bernard Holland ended an admiring review with a blunt declaration: “Ms. de la Salle has a substantial career ahead of her.”


Unter Quarantäne

“Streaming” heißt das Zauberwort: Oper auf Laptops und Smartphones. Sir Peter Jonas hält davon nichts. Ein Geständnis.

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