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I’m Colin Anderson, a writer on music and the editor of Classical Source.

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The Metropolitan Opera – US premiere performances of Brett Dean’s Hamlet – Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, Sarah Connolly, John Relyea; directed by Neil Armfield; conducted by Nicholas Carter.

The Metropolitan Opera – US premiere performances of Brett Dean’s Hamlet – Allan Clayton, Brenda Rae, Sarah Connolly, John Relyea; directed by Neil Armfield; conducted by Nicholas Carter.

Friday, May 13, 2022Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York City Guest Reviewer, Susan Stempleski Brett Dean and Matthew Jocelyn’s operatic adaptation of Hamlet, which premiered at the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival, has arrived at the Met, and their daring...

2022 BIRGIT NILSSON PRIZE awarded to YO-YO MA.

2022 BIRGIT NILSSON PRIZE awarded to YO-YO MA.

Birgit Nilsson Foundation President, Susanne Rydén, announced today that the 2022 Birgit Nilsson Prize will be awarded to cellist Yo-Yo Ma. At one million US dollars, the Prize is the largest in classical music, awarded to artists and institutions who have contributed...