Let’s have much more opera on the beach
Garsington has proved a hit when beamed to the sands of Skegness.
The chromatic slithering of Delius leaves me cold
Delians claims his music evokes the soul of the forgotten English landscape, but I don’t hear that.
Heads up: Wednesday from Light
Opera aims shy hight with 150 performers and 4 helicopters.
Opera al fresco? What could possibly go wrong?
Stag beetles and bats are among the hazards of outdoor performances, says Michael Volpe, head of Opera Holland Park. And don’t get him started on the weather…
A guide to Kaija Saariaho’s music
All composers are dreamers. But very few have dared to dream sonic images of such magnetic power as those that Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has conjured in her music for ensembles, orchestra, opera houses, electronics and soloists.
Take your seats for Swindon: the Opera
Production with 250-strong cast and crew made up of local people shines spotlight on working-class family life.
BBC Music Magazine
The soprano who appeared with every major opera company in the US dies aged 86.
Woody Allen revisits opera in ‘To Rome With Love’
In his latest movie “To Rome With Love,” Woody Allen plays Jerry, a retired music executive and former opera director who travels to Italy to meet his daughter’s fiancé.
Arts Journal – Slipped Disc
Boulez is out of the BBC Proms
Pierre Boulez has been forced to withdraw from the BBC Proms as a result of continuing difficulties with his eyesight. He is in doubt for the Lucerne Festival.
Daniel Barenboim’s hazardous Proms mission
‘You need t be brave to join this opera’, says Daniel Barenboim. ‘Our mission is vital’.
Proms highlights: what to book for
With the Proms starting on Friday, here are highlights from Berlioz, Beethoven, Boulez, not to mention Wallace & Gromit.
Sarah Connolly, 49, is an English mezzo-soprano, widely viewed as one of the world’s finest.