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
Zandonai Rarity Crowns Holland Park’s Opera Season
By Editorial Staff
In recent years, Opera Holland Park has produced new productions of Montemezzi’s masterpiece of late, symbolist verismo L’amore dei tre Re, Cilea’s L’arlesiana (twice) and Adri
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 ...