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DiDonato Returns to Stage Following Broken Leg
By Theo Bosanquet · 8 Jul 2009 · London
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 · 30 Jun 2009 · London
Due to an attack of acute colitis, American soprano Deborah Voigt has withdrawn from the role of Tosca for all performances at the Royal Opera House next month.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 · 18 Jun 2009 · London
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 · 9 Jun 2009 · London
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
Katie Mitchell Directs MacMillan Opera
By Editorial Staff · 3 Jun 2009 · London
Following her ENO debut with After Dido in April, controversial theatre director Katie Mitchell returns to opera this month. She is directing a new production of James MacMillan’s 2000
ENO Offers £20 tickets for Some Faraway Love
By Editorial Staff · 22 May 2009 · London
English National Opera is offering tickets for just £20 for the UK premiere of Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin (Love from Afar) in July. With top price seats normally costing around
LLO Prepare to Sparkle with Die Fledermaus
By Editorial Staff · 20 May 2009 · London

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.

Hvorostovsky Replaces Villazón at ROH Concert
By Editorial Staff · 15 May 2009 · London

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.

ENO Wins Fourth Major Award in Two Months
By Editorial Staff · 13 May 2009 · London

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 Announces 2009/10 Programme
By Editorial Staff · 7 May 2009 · London

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.