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ENO pay tribute to Sir Charles Mackerras
By Keith McDonnell · 24 Apr 2011 · London
One year after his death, the English National Opera will mount a concert led by extraordinary conductors and singers including the ENO orchestra and chorus to celebrate the musical talent of Charles ...
Booking Opens at Brand New Garsington Opera
By Keith McDonnell · 17 Apr 2011 · London
Booking opens today for this year’s Garsington Opera, but it’s been all-change for this most quintessential of ‘country house’ opera companies as this year they present three
Royal Opera Announces 2011-12 'Olympic' Season
By Keith McDonnell · 13 Apr 2011 · Off-West End, London
The Royal Opera today unveiled its plans for the 2011/12 Season which not surprisingly reflect the fact that London hosts the Olympics next year. Following an introduction by Tony Hall, Music Directo
OperaShots at The Royal Opera House
By Editorial Staff · 31 Mar 2011 · London
The Royal Opera presents a double bill of new short operas from Anne Dudley and Terry Jones and Stewart Copeland entitled OperaShots this April. Commissioned and produced by ROH2, OperaSho
Natalie Dessay to star as Melisande at the Barbican
By Keith McDonnell · 22 Mar 2011 · London
On 19 April 2011 the Barbican welcomes a stellar cast for a performance of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande, the only opera the composer ever completed. The title roles are sung
Opening: Grass, Shoes, Anna Nicole, WOS Awards
By Editorial Staff · 14 Feb 2011 · West End, Off-West End, London
Amongst the major London openings, in the West End and further afield, this week are: OPENING TONIGHT, Monday 14 February 2011 (previews from 9 February), Lucy Bailey directs a revival of Alan Ayckb
Ravenhill Turns Director for Early Opera Poppea
By Andrew Girvan · 11 Feb 2011 · West End, Off-West End, London
Shopping and Fu***ng playwright Mark Ravenhill will make his directorial debut at the helm of Monteverdi's 1640 opera The Coronation of Poppea when it opens in rep at Little Opera House
Irène Theorin ‘withdraws’ from ENO’s Parsifal
By Keith McDonnell · 3 Feb 2011 · London
One of the world’s leading Wagnerians, Irène Theorin, has withdrawn from the role of Kundry in ENO’s forthcoming revival of Parsifal. Ms Theorin has sung Brünnhilde to
Troy Boy comes to Highgate
By Keith McDonnell · 26 Jan 2011 · London
The Merry Opera Company’s new staging of Troy Boy, an adaptation of Offenbach’s La Belle Helene by Kit Hesketh-Harvey, opens at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate before