Irène Theorin ‘withdraws’ from ENO’s Parsifal
One of the world’s leading Wagnerians, Irène Theorin, has withdrawn from the role of Kundry in ENO’s forthcoming revival of Parsifal. Ms Theorin has sung Brünnhilde to
Troy Boy comes to Highgate
The Merry Opera Company’s new staging of Troy Boy, an adaptation of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene by Kit Hesketh-Harvey, opens at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate before
La Boheme Leads First Rep at Little Opera House
By Terri Paddock
OperaUpClose’s modern, English-language version of Puccini’s La boheme - a frontrunner for Best Off-West End Production in the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards – will continue to
Ladyboy Butterfly Comes to Islington
As Bangok Butterfly opens at The King’s Head in Islington, a ladyboy version of Puccini’s evergreen masterpiece, director Adam Spreadbury-Maher explains to Whatsonstage.com his thin
Whatsonstage.com Awards Nominees Announced
By Editorial Staff
The nominations in the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards, the “theatregoers’ choice”, were announced today (3 December 2010) at the West End's Cafe de Paris. The Whatsonstage.com Awards a
OperaUpClose Gets Real in Islington
By Editorial Staff
Opera is as much about theatre as it is about music, suggested Adam Spreadbury-Maher at the launch for his new “Little Opera House” at Islington’s King’s Head.  He wen
Sellars returns to the Barbican with Kafka
Cutting-edge American director Peter Sellars makes his eagerly-awaited return to London when his staging of Kafka Fragments receives its European premiere on 11 November at the Barbican as ...
Opera Soprano Joan Sutherland Dies, Aged 83
Dame Joan Sutherland, one of the finest opera singers of the 20th century, has died at the age of 83 in Switzerland. Few singers truly deserve to be called legendary, but Dame Joan was an exception. ...
Joyce DiDonato wins two Gramophone Awards
Leading American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has won two Gramophone Awards. She was named Artist of the Year and came first in the Recital Category for her recording of Rossini arias on Virgin ...
King's Head Reborn as New 'Little Opera House'
By Andrew Girvan
PLEASE NOTE: This story has been edited since its first appearance on 17 September 2010 The newly appointed artistic director of Islington's King's Head Theatre Adam Spreadbury-Maher, who takes ove