One of London’s newest opera companies is London Lyric Opera, who specialise in concert performances of works from the German repertoire. Their next performances take place at Cadogan Hall in June, an intriguing presentation of Die Fledermaus involving the participation of pianist Leslie Howard.
Following the recent announcement that Rolando Villazón is withdrawing from public performance for the remainder of the year, the Royal Opera House has confirmed that his place will be taken by Dmitri Hvorostovsky for the 24 June recital.
English National Opera is on a high. While stunning audiences with its brilliant new production of Peter Grimes, the company last night picked up its fourth major award in just two months.
Opera North’s just-announced plans for 2009/10 include some exciting new productions, among them a new chamber opera for younger audiences, from the team who wrote their successful Adventures of Pinocchio of two years ago.
Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami won’t be joining English National Opera for the UK debut of his production of Così fan tutte later this month.