Dame Sarah Connolly Masterclass

Every month, OperaVision sets out to meet young artists around the world and give them a platform by streaming new performances, documentaries, concerts, masterclasses and podcasts. This time we are…

International Opera Awards 2023 Shortlist Announced

The International Opera Awards has today [11 October 2023] announced the shortlist for this year’s Awards, which will be held at Teatr Wielki, Polish National Opera, Warsaw on Thursday 9 November. The International Opera Awards celebrate…

Ethel Smyth’s Der Wald: a new recording on Resonus Classics

In March 1903, The Metropolitan Opera presented a double bill of Verdi’s II trovatore and Ethel Smyth’s Der Wald (The Forest).  The latter was the first opera written by a…

Films d’Opéra in Entrecasteaux

Festival International Film d’Opéra d’Entrecasteaux (FIFOE) debuts this September in this small village nestled among the vineyards in the hills of Provence. The village is Entrecasteaux, famed for its farmhouse…

PwC Ireland showcases sponsorship of Wexford Factory 2023

Opera singers Ami Hewitt and Maria Hughes performed at a cultural event in PwC Ireland’s Spencer Dock offices. Artists Maria and Ami have both been supported by the partnership between the Festival and…

Opera Rara launch Donizetti Song Project at Wigmore Hall with Lawrence Brownlee & Carlo Rizzi

On Saturday 9 September, Opera Rara launch its Donizetti Song Project at Wigmore Hall with tenor Lawrence Brownlee and its Artistic Director Carlo Rizzi. Continuing its year-long celebration of Donizetti’s…

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2023 Announcement

Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2023 – Entries now Open Public Final: Saturday 25 November, 6pmLeonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD Applications are now open…

English Touring Opera begin new era with Robin Norton-Hale at the helm

English Touring Opera’s General Director, Robin Norton-Hale, launches the ETO’s new era with an ambitious season that places innovation and excellence at the heart of the company’s work. Norton-Hale, who assumed leadership…

Elgan Llŷr Thomas launches his debut disc, Unveiled, at Wigmore Hall

The press release for Unveiled, Welsh-born tenor Elgan Llŷr Thomas’s debut disc, suggests that ‘as a gay musician and composer, [Thomas] became increasingly frustrated by opera’s traditional focus on heterosexual…

Barbara Hannigan appointed Reinbert de Leeuw Professor of Music at the Royal Academy of Music

The Academy is proud to announce that distinguished soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is to become Reinbert de Leeuw Professor of Music at the Royal Academy of Music. This new…