Classical and Opera Features

John Tomlinson

by Dominic McHugh

The leading Wotan of his generation, Sir John Tomlinson has sung at Bayreuth every year since 1988 and has appeared regularly at the two London…



Interview: Rory Macdonald

by Dominic McHugh

Since becoming a member of the Royal Opera House’s Young Artists scheme in September 2004, Stirling-born conductor Rory Macdonald has assisted leading conductors Antonio Pappano...

London Concerts and Opera Preview: September-October

by Dave Paxton

After the Proms die down, things are back to normal in London, with the start of new seasons from most companies.The Royal Opera offers an...

Preview: BBC Proms 2006

by Dominic McHugh

With 90 concerts and over 120 events, the BBC Proms 2006 are the highpoint of the classical music calendar.Celebrations of the anniversaries of Mozart and...

Preview: BBC Proms 2005

by Ben Hogwood

This year the BBC Proms have reached the ‘Nelson’ figure: 111 not out, and showing signs of strengthening each year.This term there are 74 concerts...