Puppetry in Opera
By Editorial Staff
On Friday 8 November The Barbican hosted Puppetry in Opera, the first of two days organised by the Puppet Centre to explore the ways in which puppetry has been used in the past and visions fo
The Francis Bacon Opera
By Editorial Staff
Composer/director Stephen Crowe is taking his seventh chamber opera to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year to run the gauntlet of road-weary reviewers and faintly jaded audiences. The opera is a
Claire Rutter's Leap of Faith
By Editorial Staff
Picture, if you will, Christmas at the Rutter-Gadd household. Engineering-graduate turned award-winning baritone, Stephen Gadd is slaving over a hot stove, dousing the spuds in a lava of goose fat to ...
British baritone Roderick Williams talks about his debut as Pollux.
By Editorial Staff
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.
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
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
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
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
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!
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