For some, it's Ascot time; for others, it's time for Glyndebourne.
I'm a classical singer, not a saint. I've never claimed to be that good.
For those of you familiar with the upheaval created in London Bridge by the now-famous 'Shard', the 71-floor glass building nearing completion after what seems like years of mayhem, you may have a sense of deja vu in a new production opening at the Royal Opera House.
Anyone who wants to spend a couple hours watching a fun West End show, then rush to get tickets for Lend Me A Tenor. It has great singing, great acting, great music, fantastic sets, and an excellent cast. What more could you want?
A warning from Lucerne on the limits of private philanthropy: not content with establishing the world's most luxurious pick-up band, Claudio Abbado's Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and the world's most ambitious project to cement a performance practice of new music at the heart of young people's training – the Lucerne Festival Academy, led every year by Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain – the Lucerne festival and its artistic director Michael Haefliger plan to set up the world's most innovative auditorium for music theatre, the Salle Modulable.
It was announced today that Copenhagen-born Kasper Holten will replace Elaine Padmore as director of opera at the Royal Opera House after the 2010/11 season.
Hoping that you love Mozart as much as I do, I can now go public with certain Mozartian informations I've been privy to for a wee bit now: Radio 3's Genius of Mozart celebration will completely consume the first 12 days of Radio 3's schedule in the New Year, broadcasting every single note that Wolfgang wrote.