ENO placed under ‘special funding arrangements’ for two years
Arts Council England, the national agency for funding culture, has announced that English National Opera will no longer be part of its funding portfolio...
Jonas Kaufmann warns against Decca release
Jonas Kaufmann has posted a message on his Facebook page
warning fans not to buy an upcoming release on Decca Classics.
Remembering Jon Vickers
On what would have been his 89th birthday, we pay tribute to the great tenor
‘The meeting of character and singer has proved...
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offering the chance to win an unforgettable holiday to Dallas and Fort Worth,
including flights from the UK and luxury...
Sex, violence and Michael Jackson – it must be opening night at La Scala
Today, St Ambrose Day, is perhaps the most auspicious date of the international opera calendar, since every year,Read More
La Traviata at The Met
Review by Heidi Waleson
The high-concept Willy Decker production of La Traviata was a hit at the Salzburg Festival in 2005 with Anna Netrebko and...
Winners of the 2011 Gramophone Awards announced
This year’s Gramophone Awards have been announced at a ceremony in London hosted by the soprano, Susan Bullock.
The opera category went to Opera Rara...
Penderecki’s Ubu Rex at Opera Bałtycka
Review by Karyl Charna Lynn
This grim comedy of murder, greed, betrayal and lust for power by the lowest rung of social order is a...
Auto-translating opera glasses trialled at Avignon
The world’s first auto-translating opera glasses made their debut at this year’s Avignon Festival.Co-developed by Atos and Theatre in Paris,Read More
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World launches new award for young artists
As the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition got underway earlier this week, a new award was launched to support young singers at...
Inaugural competition for young black opera singers
final of the inaugural Voice of Black Opera
competition will take place today in the Great Hall of Birmingham
Royal Opera House Manchester takes a step closer to reality
Plans to create a second base for the Royal Opera House in the northern English city of Manchester have moved a step closer to...
Philip Langridge dies aged 70Philip Langridge has died aged 70 following a positive diagnosis for cancer earlier this year. Recognised as one of the finest English tenors of...
News round-up – 6 May 2010
NEW YORK MET SELLS RECORD NUMBER OF TELECAST TICKETS
2.2 million sales - up 400,000 on last year
The Metropolitan Opera in New York has announced record...
Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón gets “a perfect facelift”
Report by Karyl Charna Lynn
Festivities were in full swing for the 24 May reopening of the Teatro Colón,Read More
OAE bring contemporary dance to latest performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
The Orchestra Age of Enlightenment will premiere their unique performance of Vivalid’s Four Seasons at the Southbank Centre entitled V4: The Seasons.Read...
Month-long baroque season on BBC Radio 3 this spring
BBC Radio 3 is dedicating a month of broadcasting to the baroque period, featuring music and drama of the era.Read More
Noise and the rest | February's broadcasting
In January, BBC Four’s three-part documentary series The Sound and the Fury: a Century of Modern Music,Read More