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Domingo Withdraws from Tamerlano Due to Illness
By Editorial Staff · 23 Feb 2010 · London
An artist renowned for never cancelling, international tenor Placido Domingo has had to withdraw from the Royal Opera's forthcoming production of Handel's Tamerlano due to illness. After bein
Conductor Blogs from the Royal Opera House
By Editorial Staff · 21 Feb 2010 · London
Ever wondered what a conductor is doing, exactly? Or how an opera production with world-class singers works behind the scenes? English conductor Ivor Bolton, currently in rehearsals for Handel's
Sound Moves: Music and Dance Celebrated at Southbank Centre
By Simon Thomas · 12 Feb 2010 · London
Over two days in March, Southbank Centre will be overflowing with performances, open rehearsals and workshops by some of the UK's most talented young musicians and dancers with Sound Moves. At the c
ENO & ROH Battle it out for Olivier Opera Accolade
By Simon Thomas · 8 Feb 2010 · London
English National Opera and the Royal Opera battle it out for the opera categories in this year’s Olivier Awards. It may look as though the odds are in the RO’s favour, with three nominatio
Royal Opera Appoints New Jette Parker Young Artists
By Editorial Staff · 1 Feb 2010 · London
Following a record number of applicants from 52 countries for the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme, the Royal Opera House has announced the five singers who will join the Programme in September ...
Donmar Wins Theatre Prize at South Bank Awards
By Theo Bosanquet · 26 Jan 2010 · West End, London
The Donmar Warehouse production of A Streetcar Named Desire has scooped the Theatre Award at the fourteenth - and final - South Bank Show Awards, which were announced during a lunchtime ...
Opera North Announces 2010/11 Programme
By Editorial Staff · 25 Jan 2010 · London
Opera North is to launch its first full season of the new decade with a repertoire consisting entirely of new productions. This is with the notable exception of Jonathan Dove’s hugely successful
OperaUpClose Announces Extension for Bohème
By Simon Thomas · 7 Jan 2010 · London
So well-received has OperaUpClose’s opening production been at the Cock Tavern, Kilburn (see our review here) that they’ve announced a third extension to the run of La bohème
Habit & Jerusalem up for Last South Bank Awards
By Terri Paddock · 7 Jan 2010 · West End, London
Though the final regular edition of The South Bank Show has already aired, the long-running ITV programme’s fourteenth – and final – South Bank Show Awards, which celebrate th
WOS Assesses Opera in the Noughties
By Editorial Staff · 29 Dec 2009 · London
Ten years ago, an operatic event of some import unfolded not in one of the UK houses but on the Olivier stage of the National Theatre. John Caird’s revival of Candide was significant beca