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Holland Park Presents Opera Challenge This Summer
By Editorial Staff · 21 Jul 2010 · London
Opera Holland Park, owned and managed by The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, are giving people the chance to ‘try before you buy’ in their new ‘Opera Challenge’. As pa
Opera North and ETO Announce New Seasons
By Mark Valencia · 21 Jul 2010 · London
It's diary time again as two of our busiest regional companies announce new seasons that include an array of new and neglected work alongside more familiar fare. It is a tribute to the ...
Sir Charles Mackerras 1925-2010
By Mark Valencia · 16 Jul 2010 · London
Sir Charles Mackerras, who has died aged 84, was the maestro who bookmarked the life of every  music lover of the past six decades. We think of him as our own, yet he was a fifth-generation ...
OperaUpClose Supports Breast Cancer With A Charity Bohème
By Editorial Staff · 8 Jul 2010 · London
If you missed OperaUpClose’s La bohème at the Cock Tavern, Kilburn, you can catch it over the Summer at the West End’s Soho Theatre.  On Saturday 31 July they’ll b
Yorkshire Youngsters Re-imagine The Magic Flute
By Editorial Staff · 25 Jun 2010 · London
An exciting community operatic project featuring young people aged from 4-18 is set to come alive in the market town of Skipton in North Yorkshire this July when over 120 people come together to ...
Opera Explodes on Kentish Beaches
By Editorial Staff · 21 Jun 2010 · London
Xenon is an “exploded opera”, playing out in six parts across East Kent’s major arts events and festivals this Summer.  Exploring ideas of “the stranger” th
Zandonai Rarity Crowns Holland Park’s Opera Season
By Editorial Staff · 16 Jun 2010 · London
In recent years, Opera Holland Park has produced new productions of Montemezzi’s masterpiece of late, symbolist verismo L’amore dei tre Re, Cilea’s L’arlesiana (twice) and Adri
Soprano Launches World Cup in Trafalgar Square
By Editorial Staff · 11 Jun 2010 · London
South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza kicked off the London celebrations for the FIFA World Cup in Trafalgar Square alongside Mayor Boris Johnson.  She sang the South African national anthem fo
Longborough Continues Its Ring With Die Walküre
By Simon Thomas · 27 May 2010 · London
Perhaps the most ambitious of the Summer country house programmes this year is Longborough Festival Opera's 20th anniversary season, in which they continue their acclaimed Ring with a new ...
3D Carmen Coming To A Cinema Near You
By Editorial Staff · 13 May 2010 · London
The Royal Opera House continues to break new ground as a leader in digital distribution of the arts, announcing today that it will be the first opera house to film and distribute full length product