OPERA


Interviews


Saimir Pirgu, the Duke in the Royal Opera's Rigoletto

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

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

Joshua Hopkins - Glyndebourne's new Argante

'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'

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'

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'

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?

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'

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

Andrei Bondarenko, Glyndebourne's Eugene Onegin: 'I don't expect to be an overnight celebrity'

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

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