20 Shots of Opera: Irish National Opera administer a creative ‘cure’

shot [noun]: an attempt to do or achieve something that you have not done before; an attempt to do or achieve something that is difficult, when success is uncertain; a…

Grange Park Opera forms cultural partnership with The Romanoff Foundation

The Romanoff Foundation (RF) has teamed up with Grange Park Opera, Surrey (GPO) to provide support and cultural collaboration for the upcoming post pandemic season.  Cultural institutions and artists have…

Royal Opera House announces two new Friday Premiere Streams

The Royal Opera House is delighted to continue its #OurHousetoYourHouse programme, featuring online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural highlights thata can be accessed by audiences around the world. Join us…

English Touring Opera presents a powerful pairing of Tippett and Shostakovich

Michael Tippett’s 1943 cantata for tenor and piano, Boyhood’s End, was one of first vocal works composed specifically for Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten.  It was first performed on 5th…

ENO appoints Lord Chris Smith to Board of Trustees

English National Opera (ENO) is pleased to announce that Lord Chris Smith is joining the ENO Board of Trustees with immediate effect. From 1997 to 2001 Lord Smith was Secretary…

A Choral Odyssey with The Sixteen

2020 marked the 20th anniversary of The Sixteen’s annual Choral Pilgrimage tour.  In 2000, founder and director Harry Christophers instituted the Choral Pilgrimage, taking the ensemble to English cathedrals from York to…

English Touring Opera perform Tippett and Britten

Covid-19 brought English Touring Opera’s Spring 2020 tour of Giulio Cesare, Così fan tutte and the St John Passion to an untimely halt, but the company got back on the…

Remembering Anne Ozorio, 1951–2020

“I’m a large Asian-American, and I’ll wear something bright. You won’t miss me!” Anne’s response when I asked how I might recognise her when we first met, at an evening…

Mozart’s Betulia Liberata: Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques

Metastasio must have topped the charts in Padua in the early 1770s.  Performances of settings of his libretto Betulia Liberata seem to have abounded, with the Bohemian Josef Mysliveček’s account,…

Grange Park Opera’s Wasfi Kani Awarded CBE

Wasfi Kani, CEO / Founder of Grange Park Opera, Surrey, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2021 New Year Honours list,…