3rd May: Nina Stemme, Ludovico Einaudi and Mariinsky II Opera House

Friday 3rd May 2013

The Guardian

Nina Stemme: ‘I am always questioning myself – could it be better?’

The Swedish soprano is the outstanding Isolde and Brünnhilde of her generation and, in July, will sing the latter role in the first-ever complete Ring cycle at the Proms. Here, she reveals how she climbed the Wagnerian mountain.


The Economist

Multimedia theatre

All theatre requires some form of collaboration. For nearly ten years, Katie Mitchell, a British theatre director, and Leo Warner, a video designer, have been working together on genre-defying operas and plays.


Classic FM

Einaudi shares his musical inspiration

From Bach to Stravinsky, electronic music, and folk tunes, Einaudi reveals the inspiration behind his latest compositions in an interview with Margherita Taylor.



Mariinsky II Opera House opens to the public

Opening Night Gala launches three days of celebratory performances in St Petersburg.


Classical Music Magazine

Bryn Terfel among artists-in-residence in RLPO new season

Four internationally-acclaimed musicians have accepted invitations to become artists in residence at Liverpool, following the announcement of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s new concert season.


Planet Hugill

What makes a good opera libretto (3): three librettist/composer marriages

On 29 April 2013 a group of writers, composers, contemporary opera creators and producers gathered together at the Barbican’s Pit for a one day conference.



The Economist