TMA Announces 2009 Regional Theatre Nominees
By Terri Paddock
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
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
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
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
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
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
DiDonato Returns to Stage Following Broken Leg
Never mind Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, last weekend's truly impressive feat of endurance came courtesy of US opera singer Joyce DiDonato, who completed her performance in the Barber of Seville a
Gheorghiu Replaces Voigt as Tosca
By Editorial Staff
Due to an attack of acute colitis, American soprano Deborah Voigt has withdrawn from the role of Tosca for all performances at the Royal Opera House next month. The role of Tosca will now be sung by ...
Martinu meets Goldoni at Garsington
By Editorial Staff
Martinu’s 1959 comic opera Mirandolina is receiving its UK premiere as part of Garsington Opera’s summer season. The work, a bubbling comedy based on Carlo Goldoni’s 1753 pl
First-time Operagoer Confesses
By Editorial Staff
Seattle Opera is undertaking a novel audience interaction exercise, which plunges a new operagoer into all aspects of the opera experience, and then gets her to feedback her thoughts and feelings vi