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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
Christopher Maltman
Christopher Maltman is one of this country’s most sought after baritones, having appeared with all the major opera houses in the world. I caught up with him at The Royal Opera House midway thr
The Revival Director
The revival director is one of the unsung heroes in the world of opera, but what exactly do they do and how do they re-create the work of another director? We asked Justin Way, who is responsible fo
Christine Rice discusses playing Hansel
This country has produced its fair share of internationally acclaimed mezzo-sopranos over the years, and Christine Rice is definitely one of the most exciting to appear in recent years. Equally at h
Christian Gerhaher discusses The Royal Opera's new Tannhäuser
You never know quite what to expect when you arrive at the Royal Opera House after a stage rehearsal, but on this occasion everyone looked rather dishevelled – the chorus was wielding machine
Simon McBurney on A Dog's Heart
Despite being a fine actor in his own right, Simon McBurney is probably best known as founder and artistic director of the theatre group Complicité, which has produced many iconic theatre pie
Tenor Jonas Kaufmann talks about Adriana Lecouvreur
Arriving early at the Stage Door of The Royal Opera House, there can be no mistaking the clarion tenor voice echoing from the loudspeakers - I take a peek at the monitor and witness the last few min
The legend of Don Juan
Libertine, serial-seducer, sex-addict, rapist and murderer. Not bad going for one person – indeed looked at in the cold light of day one is hard-pressed to work out why we’re so fascinated
Piotr Beczala
It’s not every day you get to interview a man in tights, but as Polish tenor Piotr Beczala rushes past me on the way to his dressing room following one of the penultimate stage rehearsals for