Glyndebourne announces three Jerwood Young Artists for 2023

Glyndebourne had announced the names of three singers who will be taking part in its Jerwood Young Artists Programme in 2023. The Jerwood Young Artist Programme started in 2010 and…

In conversation with Antony Hermus

“Organised chaos!” is how the Dutch conductor Antony Hermus describes the first production rehearsal of the Prologue of Ariadne auf Naxos, when he chats to me from his hotel room…

Glyndebourne announces it will no longer tour in 2023 following cut in Arts Council funding 

Glyndebourne regrets to announce that it will no longer be able to tour as planned in 2023, following a reduction to its Arts Council England (ACE) funding for touring and…

Rachel Duckett and Thando Mjandana win the Voice of Black Opera Awards

The soprano and tenor were chosen as winners at the Grand Final concert of the competition, chosen by a panel of judges chaired by internationally renowned tenor and composer Tom…

Ukrainian opera companies honoured by International Opera Awards

Two Ukrainian opera companies were celebrated for their outstanding work in challenging circumstances at the International Opera Awards 2022 this evening [28 Nov]. The international opera world came together at Teatro Real…

A Child in Striped Pyjamas: a new chamber opera by Noah Max

When John Boyne’s book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was published in 2006, it immediately became an international bestseller. Boyne’s ‘fable’ presents a fictional account of the horrors of a…

In conversation with Mary Bevan

Operas sometimes seem like the proverbial London bus: you wait at the stop for ages and then three come along at once.  This year, the bus’s destination has been Alcina’s…

Danielle de Niese to perform in English National Opera’s UK premiere of It’s a Wonderful Life

This November, ‘opera’s coolest soprano’ (The New York Times Magazine) and Australian-American actress Danielle de Niese makes her ENO operatic debut at the London Coliseum, opening the festive period with…

The Voice of Black Opera Competition

Twelve international singers are bound for Birmingham to compete for cash prizes and career development opportunities, with five singers advancing to the Grand Final on 5 December Black British Classical…

Visionary new-style classical music experience to launch with starry performance of Handel’s Messiah

A new vision for live classical music with a star-studded and spectacular performance of Handel’s Messiah from Classical Everywhere, a new venture from Immersive Everywhere the multi-award-winning creators of extraordinary theatrical events …