Against all odds the festivals of Salzburg and Rossini’s Pesaro are forging ahead this summer with real, live opera, though the limited programs and scarcity of tickets may discourage us from journeying to Austria or Italy in August. Would that we could!
One of the nicest things about being lucky enough to enjoy opera, music and theatre, week in week out, in London’s fringe theatres, music conservatoires, and international concert halls and opera houses, is the opportunity to encounter striking performances by young talented musicians and then watch with pleasure as they fulfil those sparks of promise.
English National Opera (ENO) today announces that three new singers will be joining the Harewood Artists programme this summer.
It’s ingrained in theatre-makers: “Make a show.” As she prepares to announce some new events and performances that will take place in forthcoming weeks, as well as Longborough Festival Opera’s 2021 productions, Artistic Director Polly Graham reflects on the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Longborough Festival which she was forced to take.
Grand open-air celebrations in the Boboli Gardens of Florence’s Palazzo Pitti for this year’s transformed New Generation Festival
The Royal Opera House is proud to continue its #OurHouseToYourHouse programme throughout the summer, announcing the Friday Premiere screening of ZooNation’s The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Friday 31 July at 7pm BST.
Glyndebourne has announced the next two opera titles in its virtual festival, Glyndebourne Open House – Verdi’s Falstaff and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (pictured above).
A brand-new opera – A Feast in the Time of Plague – will be performed by Grange Park Opera, live on the stage of the Theatre in the Woods on Sunday 13 September 2020 in front of an invited audience of 250 people.
“It’s forbidden, and where’s the art in that?”