Day: 21 July 2021

A new Butterfly, a delayed migration-themed opera and three revivals for Welsh National Opera’s 21-22 season

21st July 2021

Welsh National Opera brings back the 1980s Giles Havergal production of Rossini’s Barber of Seville to Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff in September, marking the company’s return to the stage. The company had performed a slapstick new co-production with Grand Théâtre de Genève in 2016 but has reverted to the near-40 year old show to […]

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Irish National Opera 2021-22 season underway

21st July 2021

Irish National Opera ‘s diverse 2021-22 season is now underway with screenings of Edwina Casey’s new film of Peter Maxwell Davies’ chamber opera, The Lighthouse. “It’s been a most exciting year at INO,” says artistic director, Fergus Sheil. “Hectic, changeable, unpredictable and challenging. And yet peculiarly rewarding as the best laid plans had to be […]

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Dorothea Herbert’s Glyndebourne debut and first album release

21st July 2021

German dramatic soprano Dorothea Herbert joins Glyndebourne Touring Opera as Leonore inFrederic Wake-Walker’s new production of Fidelio, scheduled to open on Friday 8 October. The chanceto perform at the Sussex opera house is sure to stir strong emotions in a singer who auditioned for theGlyndebourne Festival Chorus without success during her student days. “It’s a […]

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Opera North to perform five new productions for 2021/22

21st July 2021

Opera North has announced five new productions for its 2021/22 season and a programme of live music in the Howard Assembly Room, as it also reopens its buildings in central Leeds following a transformational £18 million capital redevelopment programme, Music Works. The completion of Music Works will see Opera North move back into greatly enhanced […]

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