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Should the Nazis be Put to Bed?
By Editorial Staff
Terry Gilliam’s new production of The Damnation of Faust for ENO, in which he sets large parts of the action in the Third Reich, raises the question of whether it’s time that Nazi
Sophie Koch discusses her glittering career.
Mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch is one of the leading French singers of her generation, and audiences in London have been fortunate to see her in many of her most famous roles at The Royal Opera including
Johan Reuter discusses Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, The Tsar's Bride
Danish baritone Johan Reuter is not only a regular visitor to Covent Garden these days, but has established himself as a firm audience favourite. He has sung the title role in Wozzeck, create
We meet soprano Elizabeth Watts.
Elizabeth Watts is one of this country’s most exciting up and coming sopranos, having won the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the world competition in 2007. She has
Tom Randle returns as Ulysses for ENO/Young Vic
Whilst dance takes over the London Coliseum, ENO have decamped for their annual presentation south of the river in association with The Young Vic. Over the last few years they have enjoyed public an
Roberto Alagna discusses his glittering career
It’s almost 20 years since tenor Roberto Alagna burst onto the scene as an ardent Romeo in Gounod’s Romeo et Juiette at The Royal Opera and he’s been a regular visitor there
Director Stephen Barlow discusses The Carmelites
Stephen Barlow has become one of the most talked about opera directors within the last couple of years, primarily because of his radical reworking of Tosca at Opera Holland Park which, for wa
Soprano Sophie Bevan discusses The Mikado at ENO
Sophie Bevan is one of the most exciting young British singers to emerge in recent years. Equally at home on the lyric stage and the concert platform, she has garnered a wealth of rave reviews since
Tenor Stuart Skelton Talks About Parsifal
By Editorial Staff
London has been lucky with Stuart Skelton.  Two years ago, audiences witnessed his superlative performance as Peter Grimes in David Alden’s astonishing ENO production and before that he had
Michael Fabiano on working with Mike Figgis
American tenor Michael Fabiano is one of the most exciting young singers to emerge over the last few years. Despite still only being in his mid 20s, he’s already appeared at La Scala Milan, wo