Royal Opera Announces 2011-12 'Olympic' Season
The Royal Opera today unveiled its plans for the 2011/12 Season which not surprisingly reflect the fact that London hosts the Olympics next year. Following an introduction by Tony Hall, Music Directo
OperaShots at The Royal Opera House
By Editorial Staff
The Royal Opera presents a double bill of new short operas from Anne Dudley and Terry Jones and Stewart Copeland entitled OperaShots this April. Commissioned and produced by ROH2, OperaSho
Natalie Dessay to star as Melisande at the Barbican
On 19 April 2011 the Barbican welcomes a stellar cast for a performance of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, the only opera the composer ever completed. The title roles are sung
Full List: 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award Winners
By Editorial Staff
The UK’s leading theatre website today reveals the winners for 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards, the only prize-giving event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public.
Opening: Grass, Shoes, Anna Nicole, WOS Awards
By Editorial Staff
Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are: OPENING TONIGHT, Monday 14 February 2011 (previews from 9 February), Lucy Bailey directs a revival of Alan Ayckb
Ravenhill Turns Director for Early Opera Poppea
By Andrew Girvan
Shopping and Fu***ng playwright Mark Ravenhill will make his directorial debut at the helm of Monteverdi's 1640 opera The Coronation of Poppea when it opens in rep at Little Opera House
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One of the world’s leading Wagnerians, Irène Theorin, has withdrawn from the role of Kundry in ENO’s forthcoming revival of Parsifal.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