FROM ROME: Keep in touch with the Italian opera and classical music scene by reading Giuseppe Pennisi's regular reports.
PODCAST: Join Jenna Orkin, Maria Nockin, John Daleiden, Gerald Fenech, Julian Jacobson, Patrick Maxwell, Giuseppe Pennisi and Mike Wheeler for a fascinating fifty-minute audio only programme.
The English soprano and later administrator, Joan Cross, was born on 7 September 1900. She was also a founder member of the English Opera Group, and later founder of the National School of Opera. Her earlier career on the stage gave her leading roles in several of the Britten operas, and when she died on 12 December 1993 she was buried in the same Aldeburgh churchyard as Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Imogen Holst.
Highly Articulate - American dramatic soprano Christine Brewer talks to Robert Hugill
Ensemble. Unique Sonorities - Britten's Peter Grimes, heard by Maria Nockin