Tag Archives: classical music

Coronaclassical 18: British Voices, British Stories

Does the solution to British opera’s problems lie on its doorstep? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 16: Sick Pay and Quarantine

Why opera singers can’t afford to be ill, and how we fix that. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 15: Counting the Peanuts

Do opera singers get paid too much? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 14: Who cares about composers?

Could opera write its way out of crisis? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 12: Drilling Holes in the Titanic

If it’s safe for pubs to open, why are theatres still shut? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 9: Opening Up

How soon should musicians get back to work? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 8: Freelancers and Impotence

Freelance singers: a novel crisis and age-old problems. Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 3: Keeping Going

Michael Heseltine stretched out his veteran legs under the table, leant back and drawled… Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 2: Giving It Away

“Had we already done the work to establish the principle of paying for getting classical music on your TV screen, this could have been a genuine boom time for the industry…” Continue reading

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Wagner: Death of the Hero

We’re not used to stories about failure, and they’re hard for us to understand. Continue reading

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