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Tune In: Theatre CDs & DVDs Round-up - Jun 2009
By Catherine Surowiec Theatergoer Reporter
Overture! Curtain up! To mark the premiere of this new monthly Whatsonstage.com feature, here’s an inaugural selection of recent theatre-related CDs. Every month a CD/DVD will be in the spotligh
Oliver Gooch Talks about Opera East
By Editorial Staff
Oliver Gooch founded Opera East Productions in 1999 and it has grown to become the touring opera company for the East of England. Following very successful productions of Britten's chamber operas in ...
By Editorial Staff
THE SHOW: Pete Townshend’s legendary rock opera Quadrophenia is brought to the stage for the first time and appears at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 May a
Spring into Summer Theatre
By Editorial Staff
What’s hot over the next few months in Theatreland? As the temperatures climb, Roger Foss dons his sunglasses and looks ahead to some of the choices on offer in a sizzling summer season in London.
Michael Volpe Talks About Korn/Ferry Opera Holland Park
By Editorial Staff
Richard Bonynge is gracing the company as conductor of Donizetti’s relatively rarely-performed Roberto Devereux, directed by the West End theatre director Lindsay Posner and boasting a ty
A View of the Royal Opera's 2009/10 Season
By Editorial Staff
The recession appears so far to have had little or no effect on the sale of opera tickets and the Royal Opera’s management team is determinedly pursuing its vision without regard to possible future difficulties.
From Kabul to Kilburn: The Great Game
By Editorial Staff
Afghanistan has arrived on stage at Kilburn’s Tricycle Theatre, where a two-month festival - comprising 15 specially commissioned plays by dramatists including Richard Bean, Simon Stephens, Abi Morgan and Colin Teevan - aims to provide a fresh view of a global hot spot.
Classical Opera Company
By Editorial Staff
Fresh from their exploration of Joseph Haydn’s operatic output, during a Haydn Week at Kings Place, COC now embarks on something of a reconstructed Mitridate, re di Ponto. The opera, an
Mezzo-soprano Petra Lang Talks About Lohengrin
By Editorial Staff
When Petra Lang steps onto the stage of the Royal Opera House in Lohengrin next week, it’ll be into a long shadow cast by Waltraud Meier in the last revival six years ago. If anyone can rise to the challenge, it’s Lang, one of the most compelling of current singing actresses.
The Naked Truth About Calendar Girls
By Editorial Staff
All is revealed this month when, following a sell-out UK tour, Calendar Girls transfers to the West End. As the WI ladies dare to bare themselves in Theatreland, writer Tim Firth tells Roger Foss why he stripped away some of his original screenplay to give their story a new life on stage.