NEW! The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Festival

08/07/2016

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup – Festival Guests to include William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Paige Hernandez, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and more.

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule.

The 2017 Festival will include mainstage productions of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Handel’s Xerxes and Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais. The season also includes the world premiere of Stomping Grounds, a piece from Victor Simonson and Paige Hernandez that blends hip-hop, spoken word and opera, and Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg, starring 2017 Artist in Residence William Burden. Read more

NEW! Parsifal Update and Bayreuth Festival 2016 Rings The Changes

06/07/2016

downloadBAYREUTH FESTIVAL 2016 RINGS THE CHANGES Read more

NEW! See The Bolshoi Ballet at Covent Garden in July and August

06/07/2016

VICTOR HOCHAUSER PRESENTS –

THE BOLSHOI BALLET AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE FROM Monday 25 July TO Saturday 13  August 2016 Read more

NEW! PIOTR BECZALA in conversation with Michael Cookson

05/07/2016

Piotr Beczała in conversation with Michael Cookson

Piotr Beczala © Jean-Baptiste Millot (1)

Piotr Beczala © Jean-Baptiste Millot

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to interview star international tenor Piotr Beczała whom I met in the lounge of his Dresden hotel. There was a great feeling of anticipation in the city for the revival of Christine Mielitz’s Lohengrin at the Semperoper as in few days time. Piotr was to sing the title role with Anna Netrebko as Elsa; their first Wagner roles. Read more

UPDATED! See Irina Kolesnikova and the St Petersburg Ballet in Her Name Was Carmen

05/07/2016

The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre presents Her Name Was Carmen starring Irina Kolesnikova

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Poster Image for Her Name Was Carmen © Petr Titarenko

World Premiere at the London Coliseum

5 performances ONLY 23, 25, 26, 27, 28 August 2016

After her visit last year with the St Petersburg Theatre and their thoroughly enjoyable performances of Swan Lake and La Bayadère, Irina Kolesnikova and the celebrated St Petersburg Ballet Theatre return to the London Coliseum to present the world premiere of Her Name Was Carmen from 23 – 28 August 2016.

Click here for Jim Pritchard’s review of Her Name Was Carmen on 25 August 2016.

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NEW! Looking Forward to the Swansea International Festival 2016

02/07/2016

Swansea International Festival 2016 – (30 September – 15 October 2016)

sfi_logoSwansea International Festival expands its programme for 2016 to present over 30 diverse events in 16 days.  From the power of the immense Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra to the intimacy of the Brodsky Quartet and the exuberance of primary school children in creating their own interpretation of Roald Dahl’s work for Roald Dahl 100, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Read more

NEW! Opera North’s Sold-Out Ring Performances are Streamed Live at the Royal Festival Hall

29/06/2016

A RING FOR EVERYONE

downloadOPERA NORTH’S PERFORMANCES AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL ARE STREAMED LIVE IN THE CLORE BALLROOM

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R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM – ALBERTO REMEDIOS CBE (1935-2016)

18/06/2016

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Alberto Remedios (1935-2016)

The death has been announced of Liverpool-born internationally renowned tenor Alberto Remedios CBE Read more

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