Category Archives: Classical Pit

How Ealing Studios predicted Britain’s breakaway state

Here in sunny London we don’t get a say in the future of our own country after today’s Scottish referendum on independence, so I thought we’d relax and have a laugh while we wait for them to get their act together. Here’s how the Ealing Studios predict…

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No tittering at Anna Nicole

Went to Anna Nicole last night at the Royal Opera House, and took with me an American friend who was seeing it for the first time. She thought Richard Thomas’s libretto was brilliant, which it is, and she laughed at the jokes, of which there are m…

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Orchestra calls for more women composers

The Britten Sinfonia has issued a heartening call for more women composers to step up and enter its Opus2015 competition. Currently in its third year, the scheme offers unpublished composers the chance to win a professional commission for a new wo…

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