Opera News

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Due to an attack of acute colitis, American soprano Deborah Voigt has withdrawn from the role of Tosca for all performances at the Royal Opera House next month.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
Madeleine Lovell, who conducted the company’s earlier performances of Fidelio, will lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Strauss’ bubbling score over two evenings. Howard, a Lis
Hvorostovsky Replaces Villazón at ROH Concert
By Editorial Staff · 15 May 2009 · London
It marks the first solo recital by the Russian bass baritone at the ROH and the programme will include arias by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov in the first half and Italian arias and Neapolitan songs in ...
ENO Wins Fourth Major Award in Two Months
By Editorial Staff · 13 May 2009 · London
The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Award for Opera and Music Theatre for the creative ambition of its work during 2008 is added to the South Bank Show Award and Olivier for music director Ed
Opera North Announces 2009/10 Programme
By Editorial Staff · 7 May 2009 · London
Jonathan Dove and librettist Alisdair Nicholson are working on Swanhunter, based on Norse myths, which will premiere in November. Other new productions are Massenet’s Werther, Ja
Iranian Director Fails To Join ENO For New Cosi
By Editorial Staff · 6 May 2009 · London
“Complex issues surrounding his visa application” have been cited as the reason Kiarostami can’t leave Tehran. The production has already been seen in Aix-en-Provence so, to an ext