It’s the fiercest, sweatiest, most nerve-shredding competition in the classical world. Tom Service reports from Moscow
(Reuters) – The death of a tyrant, abduction by the secret police and insight into the minds of some of the greatest composers in history are all part of the details that Russia’s Bolshoi Theater have discovered in the margins
The classical music world can be obsessed with glitz, celebrity and sex appeal – but not Verbier Festival
This year’s Verbier Festival – the ultra-classy annual meet of music superstars that happens 1,500m up in the Swiss mountains – has been surreally accident-prone with its turnout of artists. Conductor Charles Dutoit cancelled his opening concert. Thomas Quasthoff cancelled
Bayreuth Festival’s supervisory board will examine the way it allocates tickets and make improvements where needed, after federal auditors criticized current practices, German Culture Minister Bernd Neumann said.