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New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala celebrating their 175th Anniversary Season

Women could finally be allowed to wear trousers in the oldest US orchestra

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Fact: Beyoncé is actually an insanely good operatic mezzo-soprano in disguise

Renée Fleming

Women’s voices temporarily drop by two semitones after pregnancy

Thea Musgrave at The Ivor Novello Awards

‘We communicate our truest human nature through music’: composer Thea Musgrave, who was honoured at The Ivor Novello Awards

Marni Nixon dubbed the voices of Deborah Kerr in The King and I, Natalie Wood in West Side Story and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady

Who was Marni Nixon, the ‘ghost singer’ behind Hollywood’s famous actresses?

German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter

When were women first allowed to join the orchestra?

Soloist cries in Schindler's List

Soloist is left in tears after an emotional performance of ‘Schindler’s List’

Jenny Lind and Rebecca Ferguson as Jenny Lind

Who actually was Jenny Lind, the real-life opera singer in The Greatest Showman?

Barbara Strozzi, painted 1640

This is the amazing story of Barbara Strozzi – and why you should care

Anne Sophie Mutter

Anne-Sophie Mutter: ‘When I was young, there were a lot of Harvey Weinsteins around’

Wallis Giunta baby

These musicians took a baby on stage to perform a lullaby – and it was unbelievably sweet

Saint Kassia of Constantinople, 1990s. Artist: Kis

Listen to the music of the first female composer: Kassia a 9th-century Byzantine abbess

Farrenc symphony no 3

6 reasons why you should listen to Louise Farrenc’s Symphony No.3 right now

Mozart's sister Nannerl

Was Mozart’s sister actually the most talented musician in the family?

Lucia Lucas

Singer becomes first transgender woman to appear at a US opera house

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

Classical music is still sidelining women, new research shows