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Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo has been performing his first production at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. The final performance of Zeffirelli's La bohème takes place on Friday 5 November.
Grigolo spoke to Anne-Marie Minhall about his Met debut and his recent US chart success. Listen to the complete interview in the Interviews section.
Karl Jenkins conducted a special tenth anniversary concert of The Armed Man at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Sunday 31 October. He also spoke to Classic FM's Bob Jones and features in The Classic FM Podcast.
Dawn French is on The Classic FM Interview with Nick Ferrari on Saturday 6 November at 9pm. She joked that she would like Welsh tenor Bryn Terfel to sing the Vicar of Dibley theme music, Howard Goodall's The Lord is My Shepherd, at her funeral.
On the eve of his 15-date tour of the UK and Ireland, Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi reveals to Classic FM that performing is just as vital to him as composing. Hear the interview in the Interviews section and The Classic FM Podcast.
Family, friends and fans packed the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 4 November to pay musical tribute to the great Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, who died in July. Read about the concert in Latest Music News.
In the December issue of The Classic FM Magazine, out this week, André Rieu tells John Evans, Editor of the Classic FM Magazine, that the secret to playing the waltz is “making it sound effortless”. He says the waltz is “like a mirror on life. All human emotion is in the waltz – melancholy, joy, romance, drama…”. Read more in Latest Music News.
Only Men Aloud announced that they're growing beards this month to raise money for the Welsh Rugby Players’ Association Benevolent Trust and the Ray Gravell Trust. The venture is part of ‘Grow a Grav’, a fundraising initiative commemorating the late rugby player Ray Gravell and his legendary beard.
Nigel Kennedy performed Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Birmingham, London and Manchester.