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Vladimir Jurowski - staying with the LPO (photo: Sheila Rock/IMG Artists)

LPO extends principal conductor Jurowski's contract

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has extended the contracts of both its principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski and its principal guest conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The positive feeling among London concert-goers about the Jurowski/LPO relationship, which began with the...

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Scene of a strike: Venice's historic La Fenice (photo: Michele Crosera)

Italian opera houses strike following government cuts

The mayor of the city of Venice, Giorgio Orsoni, is the latest to add his voice to a chorus of disapproval among musicians and theatre workers following government reform of state-supported opera houses and orchestras approved...

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Definitely opera without DJs – dinner jackets, that is... (photo: Matthias Heyde

Savitri staged in the Berghain techno club

Every weekend, Berlin’s most fabulous young things head to Berghain, where Berlin's most celebrated DJs spin way past dawn. For two nights last week, however, the world renown techno club housed in a former power plant,...

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Opera on the BBC

The BBC launches a major opera season

"Opera on the BBC", a cross-network focus on music’s most glamorous art-form has been launched today with a performance on Radio 3 of Bellini’s La sonnambula with Natalie Dessay in the title-role. Television channels BBC Two...

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3D Carmen (photo: Steve Hanson)

Covent Garden to broadcast the first opera in 3D

With all the new innovations in bringing opera to new audiences, including the high-definition cinema showings led by Glyndebourne and the Metropolitan Opera, it has been wondered for some time whether 3D might follow. Now the...

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Salonen and the Philharmonia took two awards (photo: Simon Jay Price)

Philharmonia wins twice; Langridge remembered

This year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, which focus on excellence in live classical music in the UK, took place on the final evening of negotiations between the country’s three main political parties as to the make-up...

James Inverne
Giulietta Simionato

Giulietta Simionato - Obituary

Giulietta Simionato - who died in Rome on May 5, a week before her 100th birthday - had abandoned the stage some 44 years earlier, but for decades afterwards her presence was strongly felt in Italian...

Charlotte Smith
Listen Again to the LPO

Listen to the London Philharmonic – for free

The London Philharmonic Orchestra today launched an on-demand concert streaming service that allows people to enjoy their concerts for a fortnight. Accessed either by the web or via the LPO iPhone app, complete concerts can be...

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B&W's Society of Sound

The LSO joins the B&W Society of Sound

The London Symphony Orchestra has joined the Society of Sound, a music ‘club’ that offers members a series of recordings of each year. The Society will be jointly curated by Peter Gabriel and his Real World...

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