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
Garsington Opera Stages Rare Rossini in 2010
By Editorial Staff
Following on from the announcement of Grange Park’s 2010 season, Garsington Opera have announced their programme for next Summer. It will be the last season at Garsington Manor, the company
Whatsonstage.com Awards Nominees Announced
By Editorial Staff
The nominations in the tenth annual Whatsonstage.com Awards, the “theatregoers’ choice”, were announced today (4 December 2009) at the West End's Cafe de Paris. The Whatsonstage.com
Win Tickets for The Enchanted Pig this Christmas
By Editorial Staff
This competition has now closed. Thanks to everyone who took part and the winner was Lara Burton. Congratulations to her and don't miss this great show (booking details below). The Royal Opera House
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