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 ...
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