Glyndebourne begins 2022 with Pay the Piper, a brand new youth opera from an all-female composer team

On 25 February 2022 Glyndebourne will present the world premiere of Pay the Piper, Glyndebourne’s first youth opera since 2017. The opera has been jointly composed by the four participants of…

‘Christmas with Jonas Kaufmann’ at the Royal Albert Hall

Widely acknowledged as the world’s leading tenor, the singer shares his personal favourite songs of the festive season in Christmas with Jonas Kaufmann at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday…

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition – finalists announced

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2021 – Finalists ChosenPublic Final: Sunday 28 November 2021 6pm, Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3SD After an exciting first round of the fifth…

Opera Holland Park releases a new online production of William Walton’s The Bear

“If there’s going to be equality between the sexes, then let us have it!” An angry creditor, a reclusive widow, a loyal servant and a pair of pistols are the…

Glyndebourne Encore, a new streaming service giving on-demand access to its filmed operas

Glyndebourne is launching a new streaming service called Glyndebourne Encore, giving on-demand access to its back catalogue of world-class opera, as well as all future filmed productions. Glyndebourne has been…

Glyndebourne Tour hits the road + screenings of Chaplin’s City Lights with live orchestral accompaniment

Glyndebourne Tour hits the road in November taking performances of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (pictured), Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress and Handel’s choral masterpiece Messiah to The Marlowe, Canterbury (3 – 5 November), Milton Keynes Theatre (10 –…

Music opens the doors of memory: new opera company, Theatre of Sound, launches with a radical retelling of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Forbidden chambers, corpses dangling from wall-hooks, pools of clotted blood, stigmata of guilt: ‘Bluebeard’, which first appeared in literary form in Charles Perrault’s seventeenth-century collection, Tales of Mother Goose, is…

London Oriana Choir announces new choral scholarship programme

London Oriana Choir has announced the launch of a new Choral Scholarship Programme , offering a select number of funded places for singers aged 18-25 for its 2021-22 season, as part of its commitment to…

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…