Brokeback Mountain is being turned into an opera. American composer Charles Wuorinen's second opera will be performed in New York during the 2013 season.
An Inconvenient Truth will be transformed into an opera by Italian composer Giorgio Battistelli and will be performed at La Scala in Milan in 2011

Deborah Voigt, dropped four years ago by Covent Garden for being too fat (she was unable to fit into the slinky black dress), was called to sing in Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos after she lost about 100 pounds!

John Cage's As Slow As Possible, may possibly be the world's slowest composition. The latest performance, currently at the church of St. Burchard in Halberstadt, Germany, began September 2001 and is scheduled to finish in 2639!

James Levine , conductor of the Boston Symphony, canceled all his concerts with the BSO at Tanglewood this summer due to kidney surgery.

Asimo , the Honda robot, conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a performance of The Impossible Dream from the musical Man of La Mancha.

Youngest ever pianist signs with Yamaha. 11 year old Alice Burla (Canada) has performed in major concert halls around the world and was one of the youngest students to be accepted by the Juilliard School pre-college division.