English National Opera Announces 2021/22 Season

The English National Opera (ENO) today announces its 2021/22 main stage season. It heralds the ENO’s ambitious return to the London Coliseum following the coronavirus pandemic theatre closures. In line…

The Royal Opera House announces eight new apprenticeships

The Royal Opera House has been providing sector-leading apprenticeships for fourteen years and, as we reopen our doors after more than a year of closure, we are delighted to announce eight* new…

Leeds Lieder announces 10th anniversary Festival, 17-20 June 2021

Leeds Lieder, the finest festival of art song in the North, returns from 17-20 June 2021 with its most diverse and ambitious programme yet. Hosted for the first time by Leeds Town Hall,…

LIVE From London – Summer: 4th July – 22nd August

ne year on from the initial LIVE From London, The VOCES8 Foundation presents a festival exploring cycles of renewal and regeneration in nature and spirit. A first for LIVE From London, VOCES8…

Winners announced at 2021 International Opera Awards

The much-anticipated winners of the 2021 International Opera Awards sponsored by Mazars were tonight [10 May 2020] announced in an online ceremony watched around the world. The Awards, considered opera’s…

Wagnerians Live in Concert

So, after months of serving as the immensely professional, amiable and modest host of the Metropolitan Opera’s Met Stars Live in Concert series, soprano Christine Goerke finally got her own…

Hérold’s Le pré aux clercs (1832), a Missing Link between Rossini and Offenbach, Done to Perfection

Good rule of thumb: if one or two arias from a forgotten opera have continued to be performed and recorded, and the overture as well, then the whole work is…

Gounod’s Early Mastery in Opera and Sacred Music: World-premiere recordings of scenes and choral works

This is the sixth volume in the “Prix de Rome” series of CD sets produced by the admirable Center for French Romantic Music, a research organization located in the Palazzetto…

Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, impressively shaped by Susanna Mälkki

According to Oscar Wilde’s 1891 essay The Decay of Lying, ‘Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life’.  While this is not the occasion to argue with that proposition,…

A Soldier’s Tale for our time: a captivating new film from the Hallé

One bright morning in mid-February 1919, a crowd of a million people gathered in New York to welcome home the 15th Infantry Regiment of New York’s National Guard, who had…