Like a scene from Mozart in the Jungle, classically-trained singers held an “impromptu opera” in the middle of a busy public market in Mexico City this weekend. The August 25th performance of the stirring zarzuela La Tabernera del Pueblo, the AP reports, even moved some shoppers to tears. Continue reading Opera Singers Delight New Audiences at Food Markets Throughout Mexico City
The tenor Luis Gomes grew up in Sarilhos Grandes, a small Portuguese town across the Tagus River from Lisbon. There was only one bridge at the time, so studying at the conservatory in the city was not simple. The only opera theater in Portugal, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, seemed like a world away. Continue reading For Portuguese Singers, Opera Is Elsewhere
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, a new musical about one of R&B’s premier vocal groups, will hit Broadway in Spring 2019. The production will run at the Imperial Theater in New York, New York, producers announced Thursday, although no opening date has been set. Continue reading Temptations Musical Booked for 2019 Broadway Run
Global music and video streaming platform, TIDAL in partnership with the leading communications operator in Uganda offering mobile & fixed telecommunications, MTN Uganda, have today announced an exciting, first-of-its-kind collaboration. Continue reading Tidal Launches In Africa; Partners With MTN Uganda For Video And Music Streaming
Andy Ma has been appointed CEO, Warner Music China and EVP, Commercial and Business Development, Greater China. Continue reading Warner Music Appoints Andy Ma CEO In China
As soprano Joyce El-Khoury launches into a soaring F-major aria and the orchestra follows with a booming theatrical march, David Trippett, his head sunk in concentration over a large score, gives his nod of approval.
Trippett is Cambridge University’s senior lecturer in music. “Just to think,” he says, “this music might well have been left undisturbed in the archive for another hundred years.” Continue reading Lost Liszt Opera to Premiere in Germany
Collider has released a behind-the-scenes look at Brian Tyler’s score for the highly anticipated new romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians. Based on the worldwide bestselling book by Kevin Kwan, the film stars Constance Wu as a New Yorker who accompanies her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to Singapore to attend a wedding. But her first visit to Asia is soon thrown for a loop when she learns that Nick actually hails from an incredibly wealthy family. Continue reading ‘Crazy Rich Asians’: Behind the Scenes of Music Score
Famous saxophonist Kenny G will be holding a solo concert “One Night Only – Kenny G Live in Singapore” on 8 November 2018 at The Star Theatre @ The Star Vista. Continue reading Kenny G to Perform in Singapore for a Night on 8 November 2018
DC World Reggae Festival, an Embassy of Jamaica-endorsed event, will have its inaugural staging on August 19, 2018 featuring Jamaican artistes such as Shabba Ranks, Chronixx, Toots and The Maytals, Kes the Band, Raging Fyah, Rupee, Jah Works, and Ras Slick. Continue reading Inaugural DC World Reggae Festival August 19
One of the biggest exports coming out of Nigeria right now is music, with Afrobeats stars such as Davido and Wizkid making it big on the international stage.
It’s no surprise that global music giant Universal Music Group (UMG) has expanded its tentacles and set up a new venture in Nigeria. Continue reading Eyeing Big Money In Nigerian Music