The classical music festival from Northern Ireland Opera and BBC Radio 3 returns to the Northern Irish coastal village of Glenarm this August for the first time since 2019.
The Royal Opera House has announced the full details of this year’s Engender Festival, celebrating the work of women and non-binary people in opera.
The Leeds-based company has announced Leeds-born sitarist and composer Jasdeep Singh Degun as its new Artist in Residence.
In our continuing series on who does what in opera, editor Rebecca Armstrong looks at the all-important role of lighting technician.
Opera can seem removed from everyday life – costly, remote and taking place elsewhere. But, says Rebecca Armstrong, there are many outreach programmes that are taking the artform out into the community.
The first-known opera to be composed by a woman, Francesca Caccini’s work tells the story of the knight Ruggiero and his escape from the evil sorceress Alcina.
The north-west London-based company presents a double-bill of two English Baroque operas. Rebecca Armstrong was impressed by this female-led production.
This pared-down, modern-day production of Puccini’s timeless classic packs an enormous emotional punch, says Rebecca Armstrong.
This classic interpretation of Puccini’s tragic tale sticks closely to the opera’s original story to create a work that is both intimate and powerful.