OPERA


Interviews


Andrei Bondarenko, Glyndebourne's Eugene Onegin: 'I don't expect to be an overnight celebrity'
By Mark Valencia · 1 May 2014

The fast-rising baritone will lend youthful appeal to Pushkin's man-about-town as Tchaikovsky's most popular opera hits the Downs

Brief Encounter with...British bass Matthew Rose
By Keith McDonnell · 12 Mar 2014

We caught up with Matthew Rose as he prepares for the world premiere of a new song cycle by Martin Suckling

Brief Encounter with... Prizewinning tenor Michael Fabiano
By Mark Valencia · 7 Mar 2014

Although not yet 30, Glyndebourne's latest Alfredo has received one of opera's most prestigious awards

Brief Encounter with... Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho
By Keith McDonnell · 19 Dec 2013

We caught up with Ermonela Jaho before she sings the title role in Massenet's Manon for the first time at Covent Garden

Brief Encounter with ... designer Tom Scutt
By Keith McDonnell · 25 Nov 2013

Tom Scutt, last year's winner of Best Set Designer in the Whatsonstage.com Awards, discusses his forthcoming project for The Royal Opera

Brief Encounter with... German tenor Endrik Wottrich
By Keith McDonnell · 30 Oct 2013
Who or what was the biggest musical influence in your life? I grew up in a family where my mother played the piano and made me join the church choir as a child. I decided at a young age that I would ...
Brief Encounter with...Australian baritone Duncan Rock
By Keith McDonnell · 5 Oct 2013
We caught up with rising operatic star Duncan Rock on the eve of his debut as Tarquinius in Britten's 'The Rape of Lucretia' for Glyndebourne on Tour.
Brief Encounter with... South African baritone Jacques Imbrailo
By Keith McDonnell · 23 Jul 2013
We caught up with Jacques Imbrailo as he prepares to reprise his critically acclaimed Billy Budd at Glyndebourne
Brief Encounter with... American tenor Charles Castronovo
By Keith McDonnell · 5 Jul 2013
We caught up with American tenor Charles Castronovo on the eve of his role debut as Ruggero in the Royal Opera's revival of Puccini's La Rondine
Growing in Stuttgart - an interview with baritone Ronan Collett
By Simon Thomas · 14 Jun 2013
Baritone Ronan Collett was born in Norfolk and received his musical education in the UK, at Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music, benefiting from a number of bursaries and awards, before ...