OPERA


Interviews


Sir Mark Elder - knight on a mission
By Mark Valencia · 17 Sep 2014

The conductor of Il barbiere di Siviglia for the Royal Opera waxes lyrical about his career, past and future

Stuart Skelton talks about Otello, Tristan and the one role he will never sing
By Mark Valencia · 13 Sep 2014

The tenor opens English National Opera's new season with a new role in a much-anticipated new production

Saimir Pirgu, the Duke in the Royal Opera's Rigoletto
By Keith McDonnell · 12 Sep 2014

The young tenor from Albania has risen fast into the exclusive brotherhood of romantic tenors

Alan Oke - from Grimes on the Beach to Anna Nicole
By Mark Valencia · 8 Sep 2014

The doyen of psychological operatic acting discusses his career as a baritone-turned-tenor

Joshua Hopkins - Glyndebourne's new Argante
By Simon Thomas · 24 Jul 2014

'Colm Wilkinson in Les Misérables is the reason I discovered I could sing'

Royal Opera's John Fulljames on Quartett: 'This is an immersive, visceral experience'
By Keith McDonnell · 17 Jun 2014

John Fulljames discusses The Royal Opera's forthcoming staging of Quartett

Christiane Karg, Glyndebourne's Sandrina: 'It's like being part of a big family'
By Simon Thomas · 1 Jun 2014

Rising German soprano stars in Glyndebourne's first-ever staging of Mozart's 'La finta giardiniera'.

Sophie Koch, The Royal Opera's Mère Marie: 'To me, it is a highly spiritual experience'
By Keith McDonnell · 18 May 2014

The celebrated French mezzo sings Mère Marie in The Royal Opera's staging of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites

How does Frederic Wake-Walker manage it?
By Mark Valencia · 15 May 2014

Working with two separate companies, the youthful director has a pair of very different operas on the stocks.

Tara Erraught, Glyndebourne's Octavian: 'This is a mezzo's dream come true'
By Keith McDonnell · 7 May 2014

The young Irish mezzo makes her UK stage debut in Richard Jones' new staging of Strauss' 'Der Rosenkavalier' this month.