Sarah Hopwood, Managing Director at Glyndebourne, to retire in autumn 2022

Glyndebourne has announced that Sarah Hopwood, Managing Director, will step down in autumn 2022 at which time she will join the Board as a Trustee. Sarah’s career at Glyndebourne has…

Soprano Hilary Cronin wins First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2021 Handel Singing Competition

After a thrilling final, 29-year-old soprano Hilary Cronin won the £5000 First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2021 Handel Singing Competition last night. Hilary Cronin impressed the judges with a performance…

Glyndebourne partnering with Pegasus Opera Company on mentoring programme for singers from diverse backgrounds

Glyndebourne has announced that it is supporting the Pegasus Opera Mentoring Programme, which offers aspiring and emerging artists of African and Asian heritage a bespoke programme of coaching and mentoring…

Ephemera & Inventions: composer Tom Coult discusses two Oxford Lieder Festival premieres

‘Suppose you were to be roused from your sleep with the cry of “Fire!” and were informed that the house in which you had been sleeping was in flames, how…

Angel Blue and the National Institute of Social Sciences present ‘What’s Next for Opera?’ webinar

On September 23 at 12pm ET / 5pm BT, the National Institute of Social Sciences (NISS) will present a webinar, ‘What’s Next for Opera?’, with a distinguished roster of industry…

A trio of operas by Gustav Holst at the 2021 Leeds Opera Festival

Gustav Holst completed nine operas.  They span his compositional career.  None were commissioned; several were not performed in his lifetime; most did not meet with critical acclaim.  Few would consider…

The 20th Oxford Lieder Festival, 8-23 October 2021: Nature’s Songbook

Oxford Lieder, the UK’s biggest festival of song, marks its 20th year with its most ambitious programme to date, featuring more than 100 events, both in-person and live-streamed. ·         20 new works…

Irish National Opera 2021-22: an explosion of opera

Irish National Opera’s biggest-ever seasonWednesday 7 July 2021 to Saturday 25 June 202258 performances in 26 spaces at 20 different locations, 9 new productions,6 operas by Irish composers, including 4…

Academy of Ancient Music to launch new season with Haydn’s The Creation

The Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) opens its first season under new Music Director Laurence Cummings on Tuesday 28 September, with a performance co-produced by the Barbican. In an evening celebrating new beginnings, Cummings…

ENO presents Tosca at the brand new South Facing Festival

On Friday 27 and Sunday 29 August 2021 – as a part of South Facing Festival at historic music venue Crystal Palace Bowl in Crystal Palace Park, South London –…