Sound Moves: Music and Dance Celebrated at Southbank Centre
By Simon Thomas
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
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
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 ...
Donmar Wins Theatre Prize at South Bank Awards
The Donmar Warehouse production of A Streetcar Named Desire has scooped the Theatre Award at the fourteenth - and final - South Bank Show Awards, which were announced during a lunchtime ...
Opera North Announces 2010/11 Programme
By Editorial Staff
Opera North is to launch its first full season of the new decade with a repertoire consisting entirely of new productions. This is with the notable exception of Jonathan Dove’s hugely successful
OperaUpClose Announces Extension for Bohème
By Simon Thomas
So well-received has OperaUpClose’s opening production been at the Cock Tavern, Kilburn (see our review here) that they’ve announced a third extension to the run of La bohème
Habit & Jerusalem up for Last South Bank Awards
By Terri Paddock
Though the final regular edition of The South Bank Show has already aired, the long-running ITV programme’s fourteenth – and final – South Bank Show Awards, which celebrate th
WOS Assesses Opera in the Noughties
By Editorial Staff
Ten years ago, an operatic event of some import unfolded not in one of the UK houses but on the Olivier stage of the National Theatre. John Caird’s revival of Candide was significant beca
Rufus Wainwright's Prima Transfers to Sadler's
Prima Donna, the debut opera from singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, which premiered at the 2009 Manchester International Festival, will transfer to Sadler's Wells in the new year. The oper
WOS Reviews the Opera Year 2009
By Simon Thomas
More than any other art-form (except perhaps comedy), opera is sure to divide people. It’s not just those who love opera and those who hate it that are likely to find themselves at loggerheads b