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
Edinburgh International Festival Joins the Party
By Editorial Staff
The 64th Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) got properly under way over the weekend, after officially launching on Friday. The parent to the larger Edinburgh Fringe continues until 5 September ...
Holland Park Presents Opera Challenge This Summer
By Editorial Staff
Opera Holland Park, owned and managed by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, are giving people the chance to ‘try before you buy’ in their new ‘Opera Challenge’. As pa
Opera North and ETO Announce New Seasons
It's diary time again as two of our busiest regional companies announce new seasons that include an array of new and neglected work alongside more familiar fare. It is a tribute to the ...
Sir Charles Mackerras 1925-2010
Sir Charles Mackerras, who has died aged 84, was the maestro who bookmarked the life of every  music lover of the past six decades. We think of him as our own, yet he was a fifth-generation ...
OperaUpClose Supports Breast Cancer With A Charity Bohème
By Editorial Staff
If you missed OperaUpClose’s La bohème at the Cock Tavern, Kilburn, you can catch it over the Summer at the West End’s Soho Theatre.  On Saturday 31 July they’ll b
Yorkshire Youngsters Re-imagine The Magic Flute
By Editorial Staff
An exciting community operatic project featuring young people aged from 4-18 is set to come alive in the market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire this July when over 120 people come together to ...
Opera Explodes on Kentish Beaches
By Editorial Staff
Xenon is an “exploded opera”, playing out in six parts across East Kent’s major arts events and festivals this Summer.  Exploring ideas of “the stranger” th