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Brigitte Fassbaender Masterclasses

The impassioned German mezzo who took the music world by surprise with her sudden retirement last year gives the benefit of her experience to a sextet of young British singers. 3pm today and tomorrow, 4pm Sunday. Wigmore Hall, London W1 (0171-935 2141)

Camera Makes Whoopee!

The cinema may be 100 years old, but the scores which Robert Ziegler and his Matrix Ensemble are playing to accompany Robert Florey's Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra and Norman McLaren's Camera Makes Whoopee! are brand-new and fresh from the pens of David Sawer and Mike Westbrook respectively.

7.45pm tonight, QEH, SBC, London SE1 (0171-960 4242)


Roocroft and Terfel may have gone AWOL, but there's still Mark Elder in the pit, riding high on the waves of acclaim for his ENO Tristan and the obvious successor to Haitink.

7pm Wed, ROH, Covent Gdn, London WC2 (0171-304 4000)