Opera + Classical Music Features

Preview: BBC Proms 2024 – wider still and wider

by Barry Creasy

A round up of this year’s forthcoming BBC Proms season



Preview – Summer festival operas 2024

by Melanie Eskenazi

Yes, it’s those four Gs again: Garsington, Glyndebourne, Grange Festival and Grange Park bring exceptional seasons

Preview – Opera Holland Park’s 2024 season promises everything from Handel to Puccini

by Sam Smith

The festival Londoners can find on their doorstep combines famous works with lesser known gems

Preview – a plethora of Passion performances to please lovers of Bach’s St Matthew

by Melanie Eskenazi

Passionate about Bach’s greatest work? Here’s your chance to hear it over Lent and Easter, both in London and elsewhere

Preview – Nevill Holt Festival’s 2024 season has something for everyone

by Sam Smith

Opera and classical music rub shoulders with literature, history, comedy and jazz

Preview – West Green House Opera’s 2024 season promises innovation in the most idyl...

by Sam Smith

A ‘hidden gem’ of the summer opera season returns with an eclectic programme

Q&A: Louisa Muller on Garsington Opera’s Platée

by Melanie Eskenazi

Garsington Opera’s 2024 season begins with a production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Platée. We interviewed its director

Preview – On Wings of Song: Leeds Lieder 20th Anniversary Festival

by Melanie Eskenazi

Leeds Lieder celebrates with a two week festival of outstanding quality

Preview: Opera North’s Q1 2024 season

by Melanie Eskenazi

Opera North’s new season brings performances for everyone – and a welcome for English National Opera

Preview – Longborough Festival Opera’s 2024 season includes a complete Ring Cycle

by Sam Smith

Wagner takes centre stage at this coming year’s festival

Preview: Opera in the regions – Autumn 2023

by Melanie Eskenazi

Seasons come and go, but good music continues all around Britain

De Mowbray Music Festival 2023 Preview – a small but perfectly formed celebration of ...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Head North for an eclectic Festival in a beautiful market town

Q&A: Bruno Ravella on Garsington Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos

by Melanie Eskenazi

Garsington Opera’s new production of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos opens soon. In mid-rehearsal, its director found time to talk to us

2023 Yorkshire Summer Music Festivals preview – something for everyone

by Melanie Eskenazi

Every summer, God’s own county hosts some of the most splendid music in the land

BBC Proms 2023 Preview – back to normal Part 2

by Barry Creasy

A round up of this year’s BBC Proms season, that includes Simon Rattle’s swan song, celebrations of Rachmaninov, Pejačević, Ligeti, Byrd and Coleridge-Taylor, 23 premieres and an expansion into all four nations of the UK

Preview: Opera Holland Park’s 2023 Season is as varied as it is accessible  

by Sam Smith

An eclectic programme from the festival Londoners can find on their doorstep

Preview: Leeds Lieder Festival 2023 – Touches of Sweet Harmony

by Melanie Eskenazi

Look North for some of the finest music in the UK

Preview: Summer Festival Operas 2023 – Looking forward to great productions at Th...

by Melanie Eskenazi

In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love

Longborough Festival Opera’s 2023 season includes everything from Monteverdi to Wagner

by Sam Smith

A varied programme that focuses on the 17th and 19th centuries

Nevill Holt Opera celebrates its 10th anniversary with a summer season and much more be...

by Sam Smith

Productions of three operas in June represent just one part of the company’s output

West Green House Opera’s 2023 season offers variety and enchantment

by Sam Smith

The festival that came out of COVID-19 stronger than ever promises to hit the heights once more