Thursday, 26 April 2007

Owen Wingrave and Murray Perahia

The Royal Opera's new production of Owen Wingrave in the Linbury Studio Theatre:

Murray Perahia's concert at the Barbican Hall:

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

On the Town

ENO's 2005 production of Leonard Bernstein's On the Town returned to the Coliseum last night:

Not to be missed!

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Saturday, 21 April 2007

Netrebko and Villazon Duets; Dom Sebastien

New CD reviews:

Rolando Villazon and Anna Netrebko duet their way through Verdi, Massenet, Bizet and others:

Donizetti's last opera, Dom Sebastien, roi de Portugal, comes in a sublime live recording from Covent Garden:

Stiffelio returns to Covent Garden

After a twelve-year absence, Verdi's sixteenth opera returns to the Royal Opera House with Jose Cura in the title role:

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Jacques Imbrailo on Owen Wingrave

The young baritone, who is this year's South African entrant for the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World competition, talks about his role in the Royal Opera's production of Britten's Owen Wingrave in the Linbury Studio Theatre:

ENO announces the 2007-8 Sky Arts Season

English National Opera has announced details of their 2007-8 season, which is sponsored by Sky Arts as part of a unique £5 million, six-year deal. The eleven new productions and three revivals include Aida, Carmen, The Turn of the Screw and Der Rosenkavalier.

For more details see

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Andras Schiff and Friends talk about the QEH's Bartok Festival

A special preview feature with interviews and commentary on the forthcoming Bartok festival curated by Andras Schiff at the Queen Elizabeth Hall:

Rossini: Salon Songs

Miah Persson and Bruce Ford sing Rossini songs at the Queen Elizabeth Hall:

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Satyagraha, Nicole Cabell, Maria Stuarda, Nina Stemme's Strauss

Review of the UK premiere of Glass' Satyagraha:

Nicole Cabell's sensational debut CD:

Opera Rara: Mercadante's Maria Stuarda, regina di Scozia:

Nina Stemme: Strauss' Four Last Songs:

Friday, 6 April 2007

Jose Cura interview

Jose Cura talks about his role in Verdi's Stiffelio - and his desire to play the title role in Britten's Peter Grimes:

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

The Royal Opera announces the 2007-8 season

The Royal Opera has announced the 2007-8 season, including new productions of Verdi's Don Carlo and Strauss' Salome, as well as returns for La traviata, Carmen, Simon Boccanegra, Le nozze di Figaro, The Magic Flute and Tosca.

For more info, see: