OPERA



ROH Premieres Anna Nicole Smith Opera in 2011
By Terri Paddock · 11 Mar 2010
Anna Nicole, Richard Thomas’ long-planned opera based on the life of the late American glamour model and reputed "gold-digger" Anna Nicole Smith, will receive its world premiere at the Ro
Cock Tavern Boheme Becomes Soho’s First Opera
By Terri Paddock · 11 Mar 2010
OperaUpClose’s record-breaking production of La Boheme will transfer this summer from its 60-seat home at the new Cock Tavern in Kilburn to the 140-seat, West End-based Soho Theatre, where ...
Philip Langridge CBE, 1939-2010
By Mark Valencia · 6 Mar 2010
With the death of Philip Langridge, one of opera's most distinctive voices is now silent. The Kent-born tenor was frequently dubbed the natural successor to another English singer, Peter Pears,...
Mezzo Becomes Blackheath Hall’s Artist-in-Residence
By Editorial Staff · 5 Mar 2010
Mezzo soprano Wendy Dawn Thompson is to be Blackheath Hall’s Artist-in-Residence for 2010. Thompson first collaborated with the venue last year, when she sang the role of Orpheus in the communit
London's Rose Theatre Hosts Mozart's Earliest Opera
By Editorial Staff · 28 Feb 2010
For their inaugural show, The Rose Opera Company will perform Mozart’s very first opera Apollo et Hyacinthus, written when he was just 11 years old. It is the first opera ever to be perfo
Domingo Withdraws from Tamerlano Due to Illness
By Editorial Staff · 23 Feb 2010
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
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
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
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
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 ...