OPERA



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One of the world’s leading Wagnerians, Irène Theorin, has withdrawn from the role of Kundry in ENO’s forthcoming revival of Parsifal.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
Troy Boy comes to Highgate
By Keith McDonnell · 26 Jan 2011
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
La Boheme Leads First Rep at Little Opera House
By Terri Paddock · 18 Jan 2011
OperaUpClose’s modern, English-language version of Puccini’s La boheme - a frontrunner for Best Off-West End Production in the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards – will continue to
Ladyboy Butterfly Comes to Islington
By Keith McDonnell · 10 Dec 2010
As Bangok Butterfly opens at The King’s Head in Islington, a ladyboy version of Puccini’s evergreen masterpiece, director Adam Spreadbury-Maher explains to Whatsonstage.com his thin
Whatsonstage.com Awards Nominees Announced
By Editorial Staff · 3 Dec 2010
The nominations in the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards, the “theatregoers’ choice”, were announced today (3 December 2010) at the West End's Cafe de Paris. The Whatsonstage.com Awards a
OperaUpClose Gets Real in Islington
By Editorial Staff · 15 Oct 2010
Opera is as much about theatre as it is about music, suggested Adam Spreadbury-Maher at the launch for his new “Little Opera House” at Islington’s King’s Head.  He wen
Sellars returns to the Barbican with Kafka
By Keith McDonnell · 12 Oct 2010
Cutting-edge American director Peter Sellars makes his eagerly-awaited return to London when his staging of Kafka Fragments receives its European premiere on 11 November at the Barbican as ...
Opera Soprano Joan Sutherland Dies, Aged 83
By Keith McDonnell · 11 Oct 2010
Dame Joan Sutherland, one of the finest opera singers of the 20th century, has died at the age of 83 in Switzerland. Few singers truly deserve to be called legendary, but Dame Joan was an exception. ...
Joyce DiDonato wins two Gramophone Awards
By Keith McDonnell · 2 Oct 2010
Leading American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has won two Gramophone Awards. She was named Artist of the Year and came first in the Recital Category for her recording of Rossini arias on Virgin ...