OPERA



Barbican Head to Head with ENO for Messiah
By Editorial Staff
Whilst all eyes may be on Deborah Warner’s staged production of Handel’s Messiah at the Coliseum this Christmas, it could be easy to overlook The English Concert’s performance
Grange Park Opera Announces 2010 Season
By Simon Thomas
Grange Park Opera has announced its Summer season for 2010. The thought of country house opera in the sunshine might be just what we need as Winter approaches and Grange Park have a particularly ...
Impropera and OperaUpClose Set To Break Barriers
By Simon Thomas
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...