21st June: Baritone Barry McDaniel passes away. Christoph Eschenbach to direct Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra. Bournemouth Symphony announces new young conductor.

Thursday 21st June '18

In today's news: Sir Simon Ratlle receives standing ovation in farewell concert. Baritone Barry McDaniel has passed away. Christoph Eschenbach to become director of Berlin Koncerthaus orchestra. Stuttgart Opera to run in Baden-Baden Festspielhaus during …

19th June: Australian National Piano Awards finalists announced. Mozart opera manuscript goes under the hammer in Paris. First RCM Yamaha Clarinet Prize winner announced.

Tuesday 19th June '18

In today's news: Australian National Piano Awards finalists have been announced. Mariinsky Orchestra performs inaugural concerts at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia. Open air opera in Berlin attracts audience of …

‘Travesty’ in Opera: breeches roles and gender reversals

Thursday 12th November '15

In early Italian Opera, from the 1600’s until about 1800, many operatic roles were written for castrati. Recently more men have been trained as countertenors to sing these roles, however it is often women who …

WildKat PR welcomes US baritone John Brancy

Thursday 18th September '14

We are delighted to welcome versatile baritone John Brancy to our international client roster.John has been hailed by the New York Times as “a vibrant, resonate presence” and a “dashing, strong-voiced baritone”. The 2014-2015 season will see …

The WildKats Discuss Favourites From the Royal Opera House 2013/2014 Season

Friday 15th March '13

Earlier this week, the Royal Opera House announced their exciting programme for the 2013/2014 season, which can be seen here, generating a discussion in the office about how we choose which operas we would like …

Yvonne Fontane receives rave review in October issue of Opera Now

Friday 5th October '12

This month’s issue of Opera Now features an outstanding review of Yvonne Fontane’s production of Le nozze di Figaro with Stowe Opera, at Winslow Hall.Described as a ‘just about faultless’ and ‘perceptive, sweet, funny’ production, …

Yvonne Fontane’s Le Nozze di Figaro for Stowe Opera opens tomorrow night

Friday 20th July '12

Following her triumphant directorial debut with the production of Carmen in 2004, which was named Stowe Opera’s ‘punchiest and raunchiest production to date,’ Yvonne Fontane returns to Stowe Opera to direct this year’s production of …

12th July: The Chalk Legend, Nina Schumann and Yvonne Fontane

Thursday 12th July '12

The GuardianHow Dorset's 1000-year-old Viking bones inspired my new oratorioAs the BSO's composer, I was tasked with writing a piece for the London 2012 festival. And it was the skeletons in Dorset's cupboard that inspired …

11th July: Paavo Järvi, Gustavo Dudamel and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 11th July '12

The TelegraphBBC Proms 2012: the Proms has it allIvan Hewett chooses the events he's most looking forward to at the Proms 2012 this year.50 Shades of Grey prompts classical music piece to climb the chartsThe …

WildKat PR welcomes Yvonne Fontane

Friday 27th April '12

Mezzo soprano and director, Yvonne Fontane, joins WildKat PR. Yvonne will both direct and sing in an upcoming production of Le Nozze di Figaro at the newly-located Stowe Opera in July 2012. For details check …

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