Burgeoning with life: Tête à Tête announce an exciting 2022 Opera Festival programme

Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 is a-blossom with wild, unique and unexpected operatic shoots as the outlandish opera company continues to nurture theatre-makers with a diverse range of…

Dragons and slayers: a new recording of Lampe’s burlesque opera The Dragon of Wantley from Resonus Classics

‘A dragon is no idle fancy.  Whatever may be his origins, in fact or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of men’s imagination, richer in significance than…

Kaleidoscope: in conversation with Fatma Said

kaleidoscope (OED): ‘an optical instrument containing pieces of coloured glass which may be rotated into constantly altering, brightly coloured, symmetrical figures and reflections; a constantly changing group of bright colours…

Glyndebourne’s landmark production of Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers streaming on Glyndebourne Encore from 1 August

Opera lovers around the world will get their chance to see Glyndebourne’s landmark production of Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers from Monday 1 August when a live film recording is released on the…

PwC announces extended new two-year sponsorship of Wexford Factory as 2022/23 Factory Artists are unveiled

The new participants of the Wexford Factory have been announced. The brainchild of Wexford Festival Opera’s (WFO) Artistic Director, Rosetta Cucchi, the Wexford Factory is a professional academy for young…

Bampton Classical Opera 2022: Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno

This autumn Bampton Classical Opera will be giving performances of Handel’s Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, one of his most extended and loveliest cantatas, at venues in Sussex, Oxfordshire and Surrey.  Also known…

Martin Graham steps down as Chairman of Longborough Festival Opera

Having recently celebrated his 80th birthday, Martin Graham, founder of Longborough Festival Opera, is stepping down from the Board which he has chaired for over 20 years. Martin will retain his…

Vache Baroque Festival to launch video series celebrating women composers on 22 May

The Vache Baroque Festival is proud to announce a new video series which celebrates the work of women composers of the baroque era. Entitled VB Showcase, the project aims to shine…

Royal Opera House launches 2022/23 apprenticeship programme

The Royal Opera House has announced the launch of its 2022/23 apprenticeship programme, which offers nine apprentices high-quality training and two years of paid employment at one of London’s leading…

The Firebird: new digital opera, co-produced with Little Angel Theatre, coming to ETO at Home

English Touring Opera are delighted to announce a new digital opera for children, The Firebird, in a co-production with Little Angel Theatre. It will premiere on ETO at Home on Wednesday 18th May, before being released to…