1. La bohème (Puccini) | 2. La traviata (Verdi) | 3. Carmen (Bizet) | 4. Tosca (Puccini) | 5. Madama Butterfly (Puccini) | Source: Bachtrack
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the world's largest parade of youth orchestras has music by Beethoven in its sights – but audiences can also expect surprises.
Two US classical music companies have cancelled performances with the Spanish opera star Placido Domingo after nine women said they were sexually harassed by him as far back as the 1980s. So far, there've been no cancellations by European opera houses and orchestras. The 78-year-old singer has denied the accusations, calling them inaccurate.
In a world of overwhelming complexity, music – and that means classical music – can provide structure, orientation, self-discovery and social cohesion, says the renowned American conductor, who recently spoke with DW.
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