Great Women: the words and lives of four powerful 20th-century Irish women are brought to life by composer Gráinne Mulvey and soprano Elizabeth Hilliard

Born Constance Gore-Booth in County Sligo in February 1868, Countess Constance Markievicz was a co-commander in the 1916 Easter Rising and the first Irish woman elected to Parliament.  Alongside Markievicz…

Glyndebourne Archive to exhibit photographic works by pioneering female photographer Ilse Bing

The Glyndebourne Archive holds a wealth of material about the people, productions and origins of its world-renowned opera house. During the 2021 Glyndebourne Festival the archive will be exhibiting a…

BBC Proms: audiences return to the Proms in a celebration of live music

Six weeks of live concerts every day from the Royal Albert Hall in its 150th-anniversary year Audiences welcomed back to attend Proms in person A celebration of the riches of…

The 20th Oxford Lieder Festival: Nature’s Songbook

The Oxford Lieder Festival (8 – 23 October 2021) will celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn. Celebrating the magical art of song, an astonishing array of artists will appear in more than…

English Touring Opera announces new Music Advisory Panel

Alongside the recent appointment of conductor Gerry Cornelius as Music Director, English Touring Opera has appointed two new Artists in Association: Holly Mathieson and Jonathan Peter Kenny.  Mathieson is a…

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…

Scottish Opera celebrates 50 years of pioneering outreach and education work

In the 50th anniversary year of its Outreach and Education programme, Scottish Opera announces new projects to connect with communities across Scotland A package of digital initiatives for primary school children…

The Children’s Hour: an eclectic and enlightening new disc from baritone Gareth Brynmor John

Between the dark and the daylight,      When the night is beginning to lower,Comes a pause in the day’s occupations,      That is known as the Children’s Hour. The nineteenth-century poet Henry…

Tête à Tête, The Opera Festival: How to successfully put on live performances during a pandemic

Ahead of its 2021 return, Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival has released a video and other assets with key tips on how to successfully put on live performances in the new age of pandemic. The short…

Date announced for International Opera Awards 2021

2020 winners to be revealed in virtual event on Monday May 10Exclusive performances from stars of the opera worldEvent will raise funds for Artist Hardship Fund#OperaAwards2021 The International Opera Awards…