Classical Notes: Why Netrebko blew a gasket over social distancing
Covid-19 measures, which mean reducing audience sizes in music venues, are causing some opera singers to be quite vocal indeed
You’d be surprised what opera superstars are doing to stay sane. Anna Netrebko, the Russian diva who has been dubbed the “new Callas”, has found solace in an Instagram supporters club that has grown to over half a million subscribers.
She’s sad about not having been able to wow New York with her Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera last March as had been scheduled, but she is putting on a brave...
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Album reviews: Julien Baker, Maximo Park, Wyvern Lingo
A fearless US songwriter, down-to-earth Newcastle band and resilient Bray trio are reviewed this week
Classical Notes: Female composers reap the rewards for original music
The NCH’s Female Commissioning Scheme offers established and emerging female and female-identifying composers from all musical idioms a platform to create work
David Gray interview: ‘All that matters is the thing you’re doing and how much heart, energy and creativity you’re giving it’
He should be on his 20th anniversary White Ladder tour right now, but with that on hold, the singer-songwriter has taken the opportunity to release a new record, one that has an Irish connection