Classical and Opera Features


Preview: BBC Proms 2007

by Ben Hogwood

Nicholas Kenyon was in bullish mood as he announced the details of the Proms, season 113. As well he might be, for though he leaves...

Royal Opera 2007/2008 Season

by Dave Paxton

So the Royal Opera’s new season is announced, and what a treat it looks to be. Even the seemingly obligatory revivals are bolstered by attractive...


Chorus Lines by Raymund Dring

by Simon Thomas

Raymund Dring was a member of English National Opera’s chorus for nearly 30 years and in Chorus Lines he chronicles his eventful working life with...

Obituary: Mstislav Rostropovich, 1927-2007

by Ben Hogwood

The great cellist died on 27 April 2007, of a long illness believed to be cancer, aged 80

Elijah Moshinsky

by Simon Thomas

Audiences currently attending The Royal Opera’s Stiffelio are being presented with a naturalistic interpretation of Verdi’s opera with no conceptual excesses. The production is the...

Gerald Finley

by Simon Thomas

Slightly late for our meeting, Gerald Finley found himself winding through the labyrinthine corridors in the depths of the Royal Opera House. He says it...

Satyagraha

by musicOMH




Interview: Philip Langridge

by Simon Thomas

Philip Langridge is one of the UK’s most respected tenors, with over 40 years experience on the opera stage, in the concert hall and recording...


Royal Festival Hall Re-opening

by Dave Paxton

The Royal Festival Hall is finally back, and with a programme packed to bursting with great orchestras, conductors and soloists.Opening night is 11 June, with...

Lesley Garrett

by Simon Thomas

Soprano Lesley Garrett has been successful in everything she’s turned her hand to – stage work (both operatic and musical theatre), concerts, television, recordings and...

Royal Festival Hall 2008 Preview

by Dave Paxton

The Royal Festival Hall is finally back, and with a programme packed to bursting with great orchestras, conductors and soloists.Opening night is 11 June ,...

Constantinople

by musicOMH




Verbier Festival 2007

by Simon Thomas

Not all of us can jet off to this or that festival (apart from anything, it’s bad for the environment) but we can dream. And...

Spotlight: Olivier Awards Opera Winners

by Simon Thomas

At this year’s Olivier Awards, presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Sunday night, there were three opera recipients. A Special Award was presented...