Impropera and OperaUpClose Set To Break Barriers
By Simon Thomas · 4 Nov 2009
As if it isn’t a city rich enough with operatic wonders, two London initiatives are seeking to draw more people into the art form. Impropera have been performing their unique brand of opera impr
Enron, Spend, Price & Kent Honoured at TMAs
By Theo Bosanquet · 1 Nov 2009
The 2009 TMA Awards were announced today (1 November 2009) at the Lyric Hammersmith, with Lucy Prebble's Enron picking up the Best New Play award, and the Watermill Newbury's production of S
Mezzo Sally Burgess Turns Her Hand to Directing
By Simon Thomas · 26 Oct 2009
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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