30 May: Sir Simon Rattle casts homeless people and ex-offenders, Royal Northern Sinfonia announce next Music Director and the LSO welcome their youngest ever member

Friday 30th May 2014

Classical News

The Guardian

Sir Simon Rattle leads a revolution at the Royal Opera House

How do you give Poulenc’s opera about revolutionary France an authentic edge? Cast homeless people, ex-offenders and the unemployed.

The Guardian

Lars Vogt to replace Zehetmair at Royal Northern Sinfonia

The Gateshead-based chamber orchestra announce the pianist and conductor as their next Music Director.

The Telegraph

Glyndebourne gardens: ‘They must, simply, look perfect’

The immaculately prepared gardens at Glyndebourne deliver a dress rehearsal to rival the most spectacular opera.

Classical Music Magazine

Peter Moore named LSO co-principal trombone and youngest ever member

The London Symphony Orchestra has appointed 18-year-old Peter Moore as co-principal trombone, the orchestra’s youngest ever member.

Die Zeit

Eine gewichtige Debatte

Wie dick dürfen Sängerinnen sein? Und wie dick Sänger? Ein Kommentar von Christine Lemke-Matwey.


 “Karajan – The Great Vote”: Deutsche Grammophon sucht die beliebtesten Karajan-Aufnahmen

Deutsche Grammophon sucht die 50 beliebtesten Aufnahmen von Herbert von Karajan. Mitmachen kann jeder, der über ein Konto bei Facebook oder Twitter verfügt. Die Top 50 werden in einer Spotify-Playlist veröffentlicht.


Pianist Lang Lang mit eigenem Parfum

Star-Virtuose macht seinen Namen zu Geld.

Washington Post

At the Kennedy Center, a rock-star welcome for Arvo Pärt

The composer hears Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform his work.


@WildKatPR Artistic Residencies and European Support for Young Artists @HuffPostArts http://huff.to/1mutMWS

@HelpMusiciansUK A fantastic opportunity to help more children experience live classical music from @ApolloMusicLDN http://bit.ly/1mxX335 

@RoyalOperaHouse Classical & electronic #music aren’t polar opposites. They’re closer than you might think. Here’s why: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-feelings-mutual-why-classical-and-electronic-music-arent-the-polar-opposites-you-might-expect …

@lsostlukes Two blogs have come out of the @londonsymphony‘s recent tour to Eastern Europe – catch up on the gossip http://bit.ly/1pxq6pJ

The Cast of Dialogues des Carmélites in rehearsal

Stephen Cummiskey – Guardian

The cast of Dialogues des Carmélites in rehearsal