Why is classical music so obsessed with anniversaries?

November 15, 2017

From Chopin at 200 to Monteverdi at 450, classical music loves a birthday. Sometimes an anniversary is ripe for the taking, reckons Claire Jackson.

Don Giovanni: Plácido Domingo fulfills a dream in Prague

October 29, 2017

It took five years, but Plácido Domingo finally realized his dream of conducting Don Giovanni in the theatre where Mozart premiered it 230 years ago. If the glow surrounding the performance was more imagined than real, it was nevertheless one of the rare star turns that actually lived up to all the hype.

Plácido Domingo prepares to conduct anniversary Don Giovanni performance in Prague

October 26, 2017

The renowned Spanish tenor Plácido DOmingo is in Prague, readying himself to conduct two performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni staged on the occasion of the 230th anniversary of the premiere of this opera in 1787.

Domingo views original Don Giovanni score in Prague

October 24, 2017

The opera singer Plácido Domingo viewed the original 1787 score of Mozart's Don Giovanni in Prague on Wednesday. The Spaniard is set to conduct the opera at the city's Estates Theatre - where it was first performed - on Friday and Saturday.

Plácido Domingo to conduct Don Giovanni for its 230th anniversary

October 18, 2017

The two sold-out special performances will mark the 230th anniversary of the premiere in Prague.

Plácido Domingo to conduct Don Giovanni 230 years after its world premiere in Prague

January 30, 2017

The world renowned opera singer Plácido Domingo is to conduct two performances of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague in October to mark 230 years since Mozart himself conducted the premiere of this famous opera in the very same opera house. Domingo visited Prague this week to launch preparations for the cultural event of the year.

Plácido Domingo to conduct Don Giovanni 230 years after its world premiere in Prague

January 30, 2017

The world renowned opera singer Plácido Domingo is to conduct two performances of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague in October to mark 230 years since Mozart himself conducted the premiere of this famous opera in the very same opera house. Domingo visited Prague this week to launch preparations for the cultural event of the year.

Plácido Domingo in Prague

February 14, 2017

Plácido Domingo will conduct Don Giovanni at Estates Theatre.

Plácido Domingo will conduct Don Giovanni

January 29, 2017

Opera star Plácido Domingo will be conducting two performances of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni to mark the 230th anniversary of when Mozart himself conducted the world premiere of the opera at Prague's Estates Theatre.

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