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Young musicians are better prepared for the future according to new study

Young people who have the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument are better prepared for a happy and productive future than those who don’t, according to verifiable statistics. That is the basic premise of the Mayor’s Music Fund, a not-for-profit charity funded only by donations that was launched by London Mayor Boris Johnson . . . → Read More: Young musicians are better prepared for the future according to new study

Conor McPherson once again tries to match the success of The Weir

In 1997 Conor McPherson created The Weir which was a brilliant and moving play that took place in Ireland. It has since then essentially become a classic which he likely feels blessed about given the fact that he was only in his twenties when he wrote it.

At the same time his unlikely success also is frustrating . . . → Read More: Conor McPherson once again tries to match the success of The Weir

Inaugural Opera Awards set to take place this week

The Opera Awards Foundation is almost a brand new organisation, founded last year by the editor of Opera magazine, John Allison and the UK businessman and opera enthusiast Harry Hyman. The Foundation was created as a way to promote opera as art form and entertainment; the founders believe fine opera has long been under-supported as opposed . . . → Read More: Inaugural Opera Awards set to take place this week

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Llanelli’s society for drama and music has announced that they will be holding an evening of singing in the coming month. Gary Griffiths, one of the up and coming stars in the industry will take the limelight on April 14 before he joins a singing competition in Cardiff in the latter parts of the year.

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Glyndebourne baritone killed on way to performance

Glyndebourne opera baritone, Robert Poulton, has been tragically killed in a car accident that occurred in Sussex. He was due to appear on stage for a performance of Rusalka by Dvorak at the Theatre Royal, but now in his honour and to pay respect to his colleagues and family members the performance has been cancelled.

Glyndebourne released . . . → Read More: Glyndebourne baritone killed on way to performance

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons brought into the 21st century

Four Seasons by Vivaldi is very well known, and you would think that this would make it very hard for any performance to actually sound reborn and fresh. However, the new joint venture by Oguike Dance and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment manages to take V4: The Seasons and make it completely unique gain.

Running . . . → Read More: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons brought into the 21st century

The solo dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet delight audiences

A humorous dash of classic ballet delighted enthusiasts in an evening programme showcasing the best Birmingham Royal Ballet genius solo performers. The world-class ballet dance performances were just one part of the show because the programme was also a privileged night to welcome Royal Ballet Sinfonia. Instead of watching the ballet soloists invade the scene, she . . . → Read More: The solo dancers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet delight audiences

Benjamin Millepied takes up surprise post at the Paris Opera Ballet

The public has known for quite some time that the Paris Opera Ballet has been searching for a new director, but almost no one could have predicted that they would appoint Benjamin Millepied. Millepied has never been in charge of a major company and the only reason that most people know him is because he is . . . → Read More: Benjamin Millepied takes up surprise post at the Paris Opera Ballet

Royal Ballet quitter loses his right to dance in the UK

Sergei Polunin, the Royal Ballet star who sensationally walked out last week without explanation, is now no longer able to dance in the UK after the revoking of his work permit.

This latest news places a serious doubt over whether the 22 year old Ukrainian star will be allowed to perform at the English National Ballet’s gala . . . → Read More: Royal Ballet quitter loses his right to dance in the UK

English National Ballet now loses artistic director

It has been one month since Sergei Polunin made the announcement that he’s going to be leaving British ballet behind.

This came as a great shock to the Royal Ballet, and the reasons for its departure have not yet been made known.

It has also recently been announced that the English National Ballet’s artistic director is going to . . . → Read More: English National Ballet now loses artistic director