At a time when broad appeal and maximum sales are all important, Juan Diego Flórez has been notable for his deliberate narrow repertoire, concentrating almost exclusively on the 19th-century bel canto for which he’s ideally suited, while leaving alone swathes of the repertoire most star tenors can’t resist. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.
Limelighteditor Francis Merson speaks to Sir Simon Rattle about his past, present and future with the Berlin Philharmonic. Access our paywalled content and archive of magazines, regular news and features for the limited offer of $3 per month. Support independent journalism. Subscribe now or log in to continue reading.
Ten years after his award-winning Beethoven sonatas, Gerard Willems braves the composer’s pianistic Everest, the Diabelli Variations.
Reportedly the world’s best-selling classical artist, Italian opera star Cecilia Bartoli is set to tour Australia in 2011.
Soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa talks about finding her place in the world of opera, her illustrious colleagues and the great roles that make her tick.
The Australian pianist/comedian talks to Limelight about his upcoming national tour.
Orchestra Victoria will be forced to shrink their core ensemble in 2011 in order to avoid bankruptcy.
Swiss tenor Hugues Cuénod has died at the extraordinarily advanced age of 108.
Stephen Hawkings' A Brief History of Time may soon be the subject of a new opera collaboration.
A professional Palestinian orchestra has performed in Israel for the first time in the history of the Jewish state – a landmark cultural event for residents of a region wracked by conflict for generations.
ABC Classic FM presents another stellar season of live recordings from New York’s Metropolitan Opera between now and May.
How is it that the overture-concerto-symphony combo came to dominate concert programs?
Interview with 21-year-old Australian violinist Ray Chen who, this week, plays the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony.