OPERA



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
Cock Tavern's Bohème Still Packing the Pub
By Simon Thomas
With a claim to being the longest run in history of Puccini’s work, OperaUpClose continues playing La bohème in a Kilburn pub, prior to a transfer to the West End’s Soho Thea
Opera Holland Park Offer Free Tickets This Summer
By Editorial Staff
Tickets for Opera Holland Park’s 2010 Summer season appear to be flying out of the door since booking opened last week, with phone lines blocked and the website approaching overload in the first
Punchdrunk & ENO Collaborate on Office Duchess
By Editorial Staff
The forthcoming Punchdrunk/English National Opera collaboration on The Duchess of Malfi will mark firsts for each company – the first time ENO has ventured into the world of 'immersive' t
Opera and Food Meet at Bel Canto
By Simon Thomas
Two of the finest things in life are good food and opera and the two come together at Bel Canto restaurant, now cannily re-located to Lancaster Gate. Here at whatsonstage.com/opera we’r
Andreas Scholl Brings Troubador to Life
By Editorial Staff
Andreas Scholl, one of the world’s finest countertenors, brings a unique staging of works by Oswald von Wolkenstein to the Barbican on 19 April. Von Wolkenstein’s works, which range from
Olivier Analysis: Spring & Dolly Lead, Play Upset
By Terri Paddock
Upsets ruled at the 34th annual Laurence Olivier Awards, held tonight (Sunday 21 March 2010) at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. And the biggest and, by far, most unexpected came with this year’s Bes