Wexford Festival Opera announces 2023 season

Women and War70 events, 13 days24 October – 5 November 2023 The programme for the 72nd Wexford Festival Opera has been announced by Artistic DirectorRosetta Cucchi. Centring around the theme…

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 English National Opera announces departure of Stuart Murphy, CEO, in September 2023

The English National Opera (ENO) today announces that Stuart Murphy, current Chief Executive of the ENO and London Coliseum, will leave the company in September 2023. His five year contract…

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 …

Magic and Music: Wexford Festival Opera 2022 – in conversation with Rosetta Cucchi

Magicians and monsters, gods and ghosts, witches and the wonderous: the mysterious and the marvellous are woven into the fabric of opera, the music itself expressing the enigmatic and ineffable…

Garsington’s Orfeo on OperaVision

With Autumn in the air, Garsington Opera is delighted to offer viewers the chance to relive one of the highlights of the summer festival. The 2022 production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo will…