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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.
ENO's 2009/10 Season in Full
By Editorial Staff
With £5 million of reserves, Tomasi said the immediate future is secure, whatever effect the recession may be having. She described ENO as in “the best place it’s ever been”, w
Wallace Shawn Goes Courting
By Editorial Staff
There can’t be many writers of provocative contemporary American drama who can also act in sitcoms and do voiceovers for Toy Story. Step forward Wallace Shawn, whose many achievements are being celebrated in a dedicated three-month season starting this week at the Royal Court. Michael Coveney reports.
Garsington Opera 2009
By Editorial Staff
Garsington Opera has been operating at its Oxfordshire base for two decades. Along with Glyndebourne and Grange Park, it's one of the Summer's prime country locations for quality opera - not to mention picnicking and enjoying the ambience of one of England's great houses in the sunshine.
Review Round-up:Purcell Goes Multimedia at the Young Vic
By Editorial Staff
After Dido is a show based on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in this 350th anniversary year of the composer’s birth. While the whole of the score is performed live, it’s a