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Opera North “homegrown” events

27th July 2021

A series of “homegrown” events are being scheduled by Opera North among its international programme for the Howard Assembly Room’s reopening season this autumn. Opera North says the programme will bring together artists and organisations from the north and performers from the Company’s ensembles to the stage, and putting the venue at the heart of […]

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Notting Hill Carnival comes to Opera Holland Park

27th July 2021

Opera Holland Park has teamed up with Notting Hill Carnival, bringing calypso, steelpan and Caribbean jazz to the theatre for three concerts on 19, 20 and 21 August. Featured artists and ensembles in the series include the Mangrove and Ebony Steelbands, Leon ‘Foster’ Thomas, Alexander D Great and Trinidadian opera singer, Anne Fridal in what […]

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Welsh National Opera team up with Expo 2020 Dubai UEA from October 2021 to March 2022

26th July 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai has commissioned the first Emirati opera produced in collaboration with Welsh National Opera to celebrate the United Arab Emirates, as part of Expo 2020 Dubai UEA which runs from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Al Wasl Opera will be sung in English and Arabic and push the message of the […]

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Nevill Holt Opera’s 2021 outdoor season

26th July 2021

Opera’s most famous unjustifiably fallen woman and justifiably fallen man will be the two August offerings from Nevill Holt Opera’s ambitious 2021 outdoor festival. Shadwell Opera’s Music Director Finnegan Downie Dear and Nevill Holt Opera’s Artistic Director Nicholas Chalmers will conduct performances of Verdi’s La traviata and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. La traviata will be directed […]

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Welsh opera stars in Cardiff Castle Summer Prom 2021

22nd July 2021

The Welsh capital is to host an open air concert on Sunday, August 1 with some of Wales’ singers carving out names for themselves. The event had to be postponed due to the Covid pandemic and forms part of an inaugural Live Under the Stars Cardiff festival at Cardiff Castle. Fresh from her success as […]

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ENO’s new artistic director unveils 2021-22 plans

22nd July 2021

English National Opera’s recently appointed artistic director Annilese Miskimmon has announced the company’s 2021/22 season which will include four new productions, including her own directorial debut with a new production of Ruders’ The Handmaid’s Tale and comedian Les Dennis performing in HMS Pinafore. Director Cal McCrystal returns to direct the first production of Gilbert & […]

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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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