Hello! First, Norman Lebrecht sends his wishes from London for a happy Jewish New Year to everyone who celebrates; it starts Wednesday at sundown. Now, for some news from the past couple of days….
1) Anna Netrebko and Co. will be warming up for the London Olympics…no, opera hasn’t been made an Olympic sport–not yet! Norman gives details and a link to ticket info at Slipped Disc!
2) An opera that celebrates print media; Norman tells you about it through the new media!
4) World leaders are expected at the reopening of the Bolshoi next month…a mere three years late!
5) Violinist Christian Tetzlaff goes to an indie label; Norman has more about his first release for them!
6) The final date for best-offer bids is coming for EMI…who’s gonna get it?
7) Evgeny Mravinsky conducts the third movement of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony; Norman shares the remarkable YouTube video!
Tags: Anna Netrebko, Christian Tetzlaff, EMI Classics, Erwin Schrott, Evgeny Mravinsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Norman Lebrecht