Monthly Archives: May 2015

Being Both | Alice Coote explores gender in opera, Brighton Dome

The common practice in 18th century Handel operas for women to sing the roles of men was accepted without controversy by the audience. These so-called ‘trouser roles’ were not limited simply to the characters of young boys, but could be … Continue reading

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Oboist Emily Pailthorpe – “The oboe is not for the faint-of-heart!”

  Oboist Emily Pailthorpe was described as ‘the Jacqueline du Pré of the oboe’ by adjudicators of the Fernand Gillet International Oboe Competition. At 17 Emily was the youngest artist ever to win it. Paul Austin Kelly interviews. What do … Continue reading

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Classical Round-Up for May 2015

The Brighton Fringe and OperaCoast present a programme of vocal and instrumental music commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2. School children from Lewes will read selected poems written by children of Theresienstadt concentration camp. Fri, 1-7:30pm at … Continue reading

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