"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
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Under the baton of Christophe Rousset the Talens Lyriques delight the Theater an der Wien.
Beatrice Rana and Plácido Domingo speak with Musica from the Royal Opera House Muscat
Every year on January 1, music lovers gather in one of the world’s finest concert halls, Vienna’s Musikverein, to celebrate the start of the new year to the sound of waltzes and polkas by the Strauss
Light, hope, joy: thus, on the notes of Nicolò Jommelli, an 18th century Neapolitan composer, ends the extraordinary musical trip Joyce DiDonato invites us to embark on: from the horrors of war to the
It is a mesmerising solo violin that embarks on a journey of sound colours.
Paris’ Opéra Bastille is showing Offenbach’s masterpiece, “Les contes d’Hoffmann”, a fantastic tale where the surreal mixes with the tragic.
Turin's Teatro Regio celebrates the first performance of "La Bohème", 120 years ago. We discuss this with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda
The Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse is staging a new version of "Béatrice et Bénédict," Berlioz's last opera, directly inspired by Shakespeare's play "Much Ado About Nothing."
Milanese Maestro Daniele Gatti takes the helm of Amsterdam's world renowned Concertgebouw Orchestra
It is the pinnacle of bel canto: Vincenzo Bellini’s masterpiece “Norma” has opened the new season at the Royal Opera House in London.
In partnership with: To the outside observer, Yuja Wang, may seem more like a Rock ‘n’ Roll star than a concert pianist.