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…

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…

A magical marriage of Occident and Orient: Fleur Barron at Leeds Lieder

‘Dreams, Homeland and Childhood’ was an apt title for Fleur Barron’s Leeds Lieder Festival recital with pianist Joseph Middleton.  Born in Northern Ireland, to a British father and Singaporean mother,…

Re-Wilding the Wasteland: I Fagiolini return to Live from London

I Fagiolini’s third contribution to VOCES8’s Live from London series took its inspiration and its structure from T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, a poem described in the introductory programme note…

Free opera broadcasts from Glyndebourne return this summer

Glyndebourne Open House returns this summer with a series of free online streams of some of Glyndebourne’s best-loved productions. Glyndebourne Open House first launched in May 2020 as a virtual…