Thomas Hampson Talks Traviata and New Technology
By Editorial Staff · 9 Jun 2009
Chatting with American baritone Thomas Hampson, which I do in a rehearsal break for his first Covent Garden Traviata, is a stimulating experience. Renowned for his intellectual rigour, he has ...
Oliver Gooch Talks about Opera East
By Editorial Staff · 27 May 2009
Oliver Gooch founded Opera East Productions in 1999 and it has grown to become the touring opera company for the East of England. Following very successful productions of Britten's chamber operas in ...
Michael Volpe Talks About Korn/Ferry Opera Holland Park
By Editorial Staff · 7 May 2009
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 · 3 May 2009

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.

Classical Opera Company
By Editorial Staff · 21 Apr 2009
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 · 20 Apr 2009

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.

ENO's 2009/10 Season in Full
By Editorial Staff · 6 Apr 2009
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
Garsington Opera 2009
By Editorial Staff · 25 Mar 2009

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 · 24 Mar 2009
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
Grange Park Opera 2009
By Editorial Staff · 15 Mar 2009

The Grange is an early 19th Century Greek revival house located near Winchester and for the past 12 years has been the home of Grange Park Opera. It’s an idyllic setting which, like Garsington and Glyndebourne, presents opera to well-heeled suburban audiences at premium prices.