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Mezzo Sally Burgess Turns Her Hand to Directing
By Simon Thomas · 26 Oct 2009 · London
Some two decades ago, I attended a Stephen Sondheim gala event at Drury Lane in which mezzo Sally Burgess gave a simply superb rendition of “I Never Do Anything Twice.” That an opera sin
Star Friends Join Quasthoff At The Barbican
By Editorial Staff · 22 Oct 2009 · London
The distinguished bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff brings his four-concert series “Die Stimme” at the Barbican to a close next week, with a recital that gathers together an astonishing line-
Mackerras Boosts Royal Academy's Handel
By Simon Thomas · 19 Oct 2009 · London
Students at the Royal Academy of Music will benefit from having the great conductor Sir Charles Mackerras in the pit next month. Following the opening of English National Opera’s The Turn of ...
The Royal Opera Unearths Lost Treasures
By Simon Thomas · 8 Oct 2009 · London
The Royal Opera’s Director of Opera, Elaine Padmore, is the driving force behind two forthcoming projects which see once popular works brought back from almost total obscurity. Thomas ArneR
TMA Announces 2009 Regional Theatre Nominees
By Terri Paddock · 1 Oct 2009 · West End, London
Already hailed as the play of the year by many critics, Lucy Prebble’s corporate fraud drama Enron has today (1 October 2009) received the first of what’s likely to be numerous awar
Globe Links with ROH for Big Screen Broadcasts
By Theo Bosanquet · 23 Sep 2009 · West End, London
Following hot on the heels of the NT Live scheme, which launched back in June (See News, 14 Jan 2009), Shakespeare's Globe has announced that it too will screen productions to a global cinema ...
British Baritone Wins International Song Competition
By Editorial Staff · 11 Sep 2009 · London
British baritone Marcus Farnsworth has won the Wigmore Hall’s prestigious International Song Competition. The final took place at London’s Wigmore Hall, in front of an enthusiastic and e
ETO’s Handelfest Celebrates The Best of British
By Editorial Staff · 25 Aug 2009 · London
This autumn, English Touring Opera will present no fewer than five operas by Handel, in London and on a UK tour. It’s quite an undertaking, marking the company’s 30th birthday as well th
Opera North Reveal All in Blog
By Editorial Staff · 27 Jul 2009 · London
Opera North is the latest company to use blogging as a means of engaging with audiences in the run up to performances. They are focusing their attentions this autumn on their production of Mozart’...
Tête à Tête Gives Opera A Kick Up The Aria
By Editorial Staff · 9 Jul 2009 · London
Tête à Tête, who this month will present some 30 plus works in its third annual Opera Festival, is the sort of set-up that invites you to get in free if you turn up dressed