English Touring Opera’s spring season 2013
Review by George Hall
English Touring Opera’s spring tour is a huge undertaking, visiting 19 theatres around the UK,Read More
Opera studies degree to offer vocal skills
The UK’s Rose Bruford College will be expanding its Opera Studies degree course through a new partnership with The Associated Studios,Read More
Benjamin wins British Composer Award
George Benjamin has won the Stage Works category of this year’s British Composer Awards for his opera Written on Skin.Read More
Canadian tenor Ben Heppner retires from the stage
The Canadian tenor Ben Heppner has announced his retirement from singing, telling fans via a message on his website that ‘I’ve decided the time...
Iconic British Wagnerians revisit Bayreuth legend
‘It was the highlight of my working life.’ That, simply put, was how Sir John Tomlinson described his experience of singing Wotan in a...
English National Opera chief executive resigns
The screw has tightened another notch around English National Opera’s beleagured board with the announcement of the resignation today of the opera company’s executive...
The Queens of Spades at English National Opera
Review by Robert Thicknesse
After the company’s recent excitements,Read More
Win a copy of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s new solo album from Ondine
Renaissance poetry is the theme of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s latest release for the Ondine label, which brings together two masterpieces of song from the 19th...
January Issue Out Now!
In this world music issue of Music Teacher, find out how percussion instruments can offer a
cheap and easy way of engaging your...
Civil action underway against the LPO’s former Finance Director
This week’s classical music news columns have been dominated by allegations of fraud committed by former London Philharmonic Orchestra General Manager &Read...
San Francisco Opera to stage Heart of a Soldier world premiere
San Francisco Opera has commissioned a new opera by composer Christopher Theofanidis and librettist Donna DiNovelli, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James B.
Leading tenor in road tragedy
Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra has died at the age of 43 after suffering severe injuries in a scooter accident in Sicily on 27 August.
Final curtain falls on New York City Opera
New York City Opera has announced it is to close and file for bankruptcy in its 70th anniversary year,Read More
Operalia semi-finalists announced
The 26 semi-finalists of this year’s Operalia competition have been announced. Each singer will perform one aria from the list of prepared arias chosen...
ROH to introduce e-ticket serviceThe Royal Opera House is introducing an e-ticket system for those making online ticket purchases.The decision follows a survey in which a high proportion...
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
Norwegian early music discoveries performed at Barokkfest
A new early music festival in Norway is showcasing repertoire spanning 1,000 years of Norwegian history.
Barokkfest is currently taking place at Nidaros Cathedral,
The Tallis Scholars launch 40th anniversary world tour
The Tallis Scholars are marking the beginning of their 40th anniversary world tour with a concert at St Paul’s Cathedral in March.Read...