New opera proves an asset to the Abbey in St Albans
Opera Now’s Roderic Dunnett reports from the world premiere an accomplished chamber opera that recalls the church parables of Benjamin Britten .Read...
Glyndebourne appoints new Chorus Master
Jeremy Bines has been appointed as the new Chorus Master for Glyndebourne. ‘I am absolutely thrilled’ says Bines. ‘Having come from three successful and...
News round-up – 26th November 2009
BRITISH OPERA PHILANTHROPIST RECEIVES PRINCE OF WALES MEDAL
Arts & Business announces this year’s awardees
Bradford based academic publisher,Read More
Plácido Domingo recovering after surgery for cancerPlácido Domingo has announced via his official website “that the doctors have given me a clean bill of health, with no follow-up therapies necessary”.
Plácido Domingo’s Operalia 2010 at La Scala, Milan
Plácido Domingo’s Operalia 2010 ‘World Opera Competition’ was launched on Sunday at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
40 singers aged 18 to 30 were...
Ship Shape: Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Britten’s Billy Budd
Lynne Walker talks to conductor Sir Mark Elder as he conducts his 100th opera – Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd.
National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors 2010
The recipients of this year’s National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Opera Honors were announced today in Washington by NEA Chairman,Read More
Welsh National Opera General Director to step down
John Fisher, the Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Welsh National Opera (WNO), has announced that he will step down from his post next...
Chinese soprano wins 48th Concours de Chant Toulouse
Chinese soprano, Yuan-Ming Song, has won the 48th Concours International de Chant Toulouse with a performance of ‘Toi qui sus le néant’Read...
Opera Now launches Stella Maris Vocal Competition blog
Opera Now correspondent, Yehuda Shapiro, has launched a new blog to cover this year’s Stella Maris International Vocal Competition (6-16 November 2010).
Preview – Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart at the ENO
Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart opens at English National Opera on Saturday 20 November. Opera Now correspondent,Read More
Subscribe to Opera Now and win Cecilia Bartoli’s new CD – Sospiri
Subscribe to Opera Now by 28 February 2011 and you’ll receive a complimentary copy of Cecilia Bartoli’s magical new CD,Read More
Ben Heppner withdraws from The Met’s Ring cycle
The leading Wagnerian heldentenor, Ben Heppner, has withdrawn from Robert LePage’s new Ring cycle production at The Metropolitan Opera.Read More
London’s Royal Opera House launches 2011-12 season
The Royal Opera House has launched its 2011/12 season.
The progamme through the year will be built around a series of opera cycles,Read...
ENO’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream divides opinion
Report by Claire Jackson
The new English National Opera production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has experienced a controversial start to its ten-date run.
Rossini marks the high point of this year’s Garsington Opera festival
Review by Andrew Green
Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia is the clear success of Garsington’s season at its new home in Wormsely,Read More
Domingo signs exclusive recording contract with Sony
Plácido Domingo has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Classical, bringing him back to the company where he began his recording career in...
David Pountney takes charge at Welsh National Opera
David Pountney has announced his first six seasons at the helm of Welsh National Opera, where he became the chief executive and artistic director...
COMPETITION | Win a 10-CD set of Sumi Jo’s The Erato Recitals
Opera Now has four copies of this newly released 10-CD compilation from Erato to give away!
To enter,Read More
Win a pair of tickets to Scenes from an Execution at the National Theatre!
Fiona Shaw takes the role of artist Galactia in Howard
Barker’s darkly humorous and provocative play.
Commissioned to paint a vast canvas celebrating the triumphant...