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Northern Ireland Opera La Traviata cast

23rd June 2022

Northern Ireland Opera has announced the main cast for the company’s new adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, directed by Artistic Director Cameron Menzies, opening at Belfast’s Grand Opera House this September. Tenor Noah Stewart and Ukrainian baritone Yuriy Yurchuk return to the company, having starred in the site-specific production of La Bohéme, as Alfredo […]

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Kirklees Concert Season 2022-23 announced

23rd June 2022

Opera North and Kirklees Council have announced the Kirklees Concert Season 2022-23, leading into Kirklees Year of Music 2023 with an all-embracing programme featuring orchestral masterpieces, international guest conductors and soloists, the opening night of the latest of Opera North’s famed concert stagings, lunchtime organ recitals, seasonal favourites for Christmas and New Year, traditional Indian […]

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Opera Holland Park introduces Songs on the Steps

25th May 2022

Opera Holland Park is presenting a new series of free lunchtime recitals from the company’s principal singers.Songs on the Steps will offer a range of new and familiar songs and arias to capture the imaginations of devotees and dog walkers, passers-by and picnickers, featuring music from the 2022 Season.No booking is required. Bring a rug […]

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Waterperry Opera Festival 2022 season

19th May 2022

This year Waterperry Opera Festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an innovative eight-day open-airfestival in August 2022. The programme at the Oxfordshire festival will include eight productions, as well as a variety of other events including talks and workshops. Taking advantage of Waterperry’s extensive historic grounds, the festival will build on the experiences of […]

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Vache Baroque Festival launches video series celebrating women composers

19th May 2022

The Vache Baroque Festival is launching a new video series which celebrates the work of women composers of the baroque era. Entitled VB Showcase, the project aims to shine a light on lesser known songs, with new videos due for release every fortnight from Sunday 22 May to Sunday 31 July 2022. Artists signed up […]

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Martin Graham steps down as Chairman of Longborough Festival Opera

19th May 2022

Having recently celebrated his 80th birthday, Martin Graham, founder of Longborough Festival Opera, is stepping down from the Board which he has chaired for over 20 years. Martin will retain his close interest in the season’s performances and Lizzie Graham will become interim Chair of the Board. Working alongside Executive Director Jennifer Smith, Polly Graham […]

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Rachel Nicholls Longborough role debut

17th May 2022

Following the withdrawal of soprano Noa Danon due to illness, Longborough Festival Opera announces that soprano Rachel Nicholls will make her role debut as Marie / Marietta in the festival’s forthcoming production of Korngold’s Die tote Stadt (21-27 June 2022). Nicholls stunned audiences in the role of Brünnhilde in Longborough’s 2013 Ring cycle and then […]

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The Grange Festival 2022 season details

8th May 2022

Booking is open for The Grange Festival’s 2022 season. The Hampshire festival opens with Verdi’s Macbeth, on Thursday 9 June and followed a day later by Handel’s Tamerlano, These works are followed by Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeomen of the Guard in late June. The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra accompanies these three new productions as part […]

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Royal Opera announces 11 new productions in 2022-23 season

7th April 2022

The Royal Opera 2021-22 season features 11 new productions including Verdi, Berg, Dvořák and Handel. These include Kaija Saariaho’s new opera Innocence – based on Sofi Oksanen’s novel and staged by theatre director Simon Stone. For a new production of Rusalka, Asmik Grigorian returns to perform the title role, joining British artists Sarah Connolly, David […]

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New commission from Opera Holland Park

6th April 2022

Opera Holland Park has announced a new commission and world premiere for 2023: Itch. described as an operatic thriller with a most unusual hero. Based on Simon Mayo’s bestselling novels Itch and Itch Rocks, composer Jonathan Dove, above, and librettist Alasdair Middleton have been commissioned to create a new opera for Opera Holland Park. Its hero is Itchingham […]

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