OPERA



James MacMillan's new opera, Clemency premieres at ROH2 this month.
By Keith McDonnell · 4 May 2011
The world premiere of James MacMillan’s new one-act opera, Clemency takes place at The Royal Opera House this month. An ROH2 co-production with Scottish Opera, and co-commissioned by Th
ENO pay tribute to Sir Charles Mackerras
By Keith McDonnell · 24 Apr 2011
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
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
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
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
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
Full List: 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award Winners
By Editorial Staff · 20 Feb 2011
The UK’s leading theatre website today reveals the winners for 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards, the only prize-giving event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public.
Opening: Grass, Shoes, Anna Nicole, WOS Awards
By Editorial Staff · 14 Feb 2011
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
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
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