Q & A: Emma Stannard, Opera Singer

Gian-Carlo Menotti’s much-loved family Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors, shall be performed as a semi-staged production at St John’s Smith Square by Bampton Classical Opera. Emma Stannard - winner of Bampton Classical Opera…

Q & A: Sinéad O Neill – Opera…

Hampstead Garden Opera, North London’s leading opera company, presents a new production of Domenico Cimarosa’s masterpiece of opera buffa, ‘THE SECRET MARRIAGE’. Stage Director, Sinéad O Neill shares with us what it's like to collaborate with HGO on…

Barbara Hannigan as Isabel, Stéphane Degout as King and Gyula Orendt as Gaveston in Lessons in Love and Violence, The Royal Opera © 2018 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

Lessons in Love and Violence: ROH (2018)

[fourstar] Following from George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s marvelous production, Written on Skin – which was performed at the Royal Opera House in 2017 – their third opera, Lessons in Love and Violence carries the…

Q & A with John Savournin, Artistic Director…

John Savournin, artistic director of Charles Court Opera (CCO) and professional opera singer, met me at Rosemary Branch Theatre in the middle of rehearsals (on a chilly Saturday) to discuss CCO’s new and fresh production…