Classical and Opera Features

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…



English National Opera: The Future

by Simon Thomas

If the creative team at English National Opera is putting an optimistic gloss on the company’s potential problems, they have plenty new to boast about....




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...


Satyagraha

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...

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



Felicity Palmer

by Dominic McHugh

Mezzo-soprano Felicity Palmer is one of the most respected and admired opera singers of the past three decades, her vivid performing style, pronounced acting ability...

Anthony Michaels-Moore

by Dominic McHugh

A witty conversationalist and modest interlocutor, baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore’s real-life persona could hardly be further from that of the character he’s about to play at...

Great Performers 2007-2008

by Dave Paxton

With the Royal Festival Hall threatening to finally reopen in June of this year, its competitors must work especially hard to attract both audiences and...

Preview: Opera In The UK 2007

by Dave Paxton

Antonio Pappano in the pit and a high-octane cast including Eva Maria-Westbroek, Bryn Terfel and Placido Domingo gracing the boards, anticipation is sky high (from...

Preview: Concerts in the UK 2007

by Simon Thomas

One of the joys of living in London is that you can go out almost every night of the year and see world-class music-making. Londoners...