OPERA



Soprano Launches World Cup in Trafalgar Square
By Editorial Staff
South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza kicked off the London celebrations for the FIFA World Cup in Trafalgar Square alongside Mayor Boris Johnson.  She sang the South African national anthem fo
Longborough Continues Its Ring With Die Walküre
By Simon Thomas
Perhaps the most ambitious of the Summer country house programmes this year is Longborough Festival Opera's 20th anniversary season, in which they continue their acclaimed Ring with a new ...
3D Carmen Coming To A Cinema Near You
By Editorial Staff
The Royal Opera House continues to break new ground as a leader in digital distribution of the arts, announcing today that it will be the first opera house to film and distribute full length product
Opera Holland Park Salutes Bonynge at Gala Event
By Simon Thomas
Preparations for Opera Holland Park’s Summer season are hotting up (you can follow progress from the producers on Twitter @JamesOHP and @MikeOHP). The opening and closing shows – Debussy
'New' Mozart Opera Opens at Sadler's Wells
By Editorial Staff
Following the success of their work on Thomas Arne’s Artaxerxes at the Linbury Studio last autumn, Ian Page and the Classical Opera Company return to Sadler’s Wells to present the w
Top Stars Queue Up for Wigmore Season
By Simon Thomas
In launching Wigmore Hall’s 110th season, artistic director John Gilhooly delivered a shocking statistic. The proportion of money that goes to the arts in the UK is just 0.007% of public funding
Tenor Philip Langridge Celebrated at Gala Concert by Co-Opera Co
By Simon Thomas
The loss of Philip Langridge, who died of cancer in March, was felt throughout the opera world and it’s no surprise that his colleagues would want to pay tribute to this great artist. Co-Opera C
Early Vivaldi Opera Comes To The Barbican
By Editorial Staff
Although Antonio Vivaldi is perhaps best-known now for his Four Seasons string concertos, it was the success of his first opera Ottone in Villa, which catapulted him into the heart of ...
Auction House Christie's Hosts Wine and Song
By Simon Thomas
Opera keeps cropping up in all sorts of unexpected places these days. The latest unusual environment is Christie’s auction house, where a new comic opera will premiere next month. The Lovely ...
Traviata Hits the Streets in Devon
By Simon Thomas
New Devon Opera has been commissioned by Exeter Council to present an unusual piece of street theatre on the last day of this year’s Exeter Summer Festival. The company will present a 25 minute