OPERA


Interviews


Brief Encounter with... German tenor Endrik Wottrich
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
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
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
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
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 ...
Daniel Slater directs Mozart at Garsington
Affable, relaxed and knowledgeable, Daniel Slater may seem easy-going but his mind races when he waxes lirico about opera. Those synapses crackle with creative enthusiasm – which is ...
WOS Radio: Edward Seckerson Talks to Ailish Tynan
By Edward Seckerson
Ailish Tynan plays a short, fat, bald man in David Alden's staging of Handel's Radamisto at ENO. It is, she says, an occupational hazard when venturing into the cross-gender world of 18th ...
WOS Radio: Catherine Malfitano Discusses ENO Tosca
By Editorial Staff
She was the Tosca who played live to an audience of one billion in 107 countries; she is the director of English National Opera's new staging of the opera they once dubbed Puccini's "shabby little ...
WOS Radio: Rupert Goold Tackles ENO Turandot
By Editorial Staff
In this latest opera podcast, Edward Seckerson talks to Turandot director Rupert Goold and principal singers Kirsten Blanck and Gwyn Hughes Jones. Goold’s myriad theatre credits inclu
WOS Radio: Catalan Twist on ENO Grand Macabre
By Editorial Staff
In this latest opera podcast, Edward Seckerson talks to La Fura dels Baus director Valentina Carrasco, conductor Baldur Brönnimann and production manager Nicholas Sperling about English National