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British baritone Roderick Williams talks about his debut as Pollux.
By Editorial Staff · 29 Oct 2011 · London
It's 1977, the year punk broke into the mainstream and Maria Callas died of a heart attack in her home in Paris, and Roderick Williams is taking the stage in North London for perhaps the first time.
ENO's Figaro, Iain Paterson, discusses Wagner and Fiona Shaw.
By Keith McDonnell · 23 Oct 2011 · London
Scottish bass-baritone Iain Paterson is currently in demand at some of the most prestigious opera houses throughout the world and recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Gunther in Wagner̵
Soprano Giselle Allen discusses her role in The Passenger
By Keith McDonnell · 25 Sep 2011 · London
Irish soprano Giselle Allen has been captivating UK audiences with her searing portrayals of some of the operatic canon’s most complex roles. Rusalka, Ellen Orford, Jenufa, and Tosca have all
Ben Johnson on singing bel canto
By Keith McDonnell · 14 Sep 2011 · London
Young British tenor Ben Johnson’s star is most certainly in the ascendency. Not only did he win the Kathleen Ferrier Award in 2008, but became a BBC Young Artist last year and had critics reac
Lucio Gallo discusses his roles in the Royal Opera's new il Trittico
By Keith McDonnell · 6 Sep 2011 · London
Italian baritone Lucio Gallo has a celebrated career that spans over two decades. He made his Royal Opera debut in the early 90s as Mozart’s Figaro and has recently added heavier roles to his
We chat to Anthony Michaels-Moore about his illustrious career
By Keith McDonnell · 28 Jun 2011 · London
British baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore has not only enjoyed a rich and varied operatic career at home, but has been in demand in most of the world’s top international houses as well including
Joyce DiDonato shall go the Ball!
By Keith McDonnell · 28 Jun 2011 · London
Joyce DiDonato is one of the most in-demand mezzo-sopranos of her generation. Equally at home on the concert platform as the opera house, we’ve been hugely privileged in London to see her freq
Susan Bickley discusses Two Boys
By Keith McDonnell · 23 Jun 2011 · London
Mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley is one of this country’s most distinguished singing-actresses, whose broad repertoire encompasses everything from Purcell and Monteverdi to Birtwistle, Benjamin and A
Sir Mark Elder Pays Tribute to Sir Charles Mackerras
By Editorial Staff · 21 Jun 2011 · London
English National Opera’s current Music Director Edward Gardner will be joined by two former holders of the post on Sunday in paying tribute to yet another, the late Sir Charles Mackerras, at a s
Ben Heppner Talks About Peter Grimes And The Rake’s Progress
By Editorial Staff · 12 Jun 2011 · London
When Canadian tenor Ben Heppner opens in his second run of the Willy Decker production of Peter Grimes at the Royal Opera House next week, he will still not have met the director.  Such