OPERA


Interviews


Sir Mark Elder - knight on a mission
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
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
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.