700-seat venue, which will be home to Grange Park Opera, will be situated on the 400-acre estate at West Horseley Place
Bieito has been likened to radical film directors such as Quentin Tarantino or Pedro Almodovar
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra proved that Strauss's opera can make more sense in concert-hall than opera house
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The warm crackle and hiss of AM radio lives on in the US, and is about to get a boost that could put it back at the heart of communities
The search engine's logo shows the diva singing against the backdrop of an opera house
The Berlin Phil, the Gewandhaus, and the CBSO have long done it, and now the Mariinsky are doing it too: sending a posse of top instrumentalists as chamber-music outriders to their main orchestral push. Making their British debut under Valery Gergiev in the Guildhall's new Milton Court auditorium, the Stradivarius Ensemble went through their paces with three works which showcased their instruments as much as their talent. For these were no ordinary instruments: Strads and Guarneris, Guandinis and Amatis, all from the golden age of string manufacture.
A mind-numbingly pretentious 75 minutes
70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy unless it manages to reach its fundraising goal
There’s nothing like kicking off a new season with an old favourite.
The first recording made by legendary opera singer Luciano Pavarotti has gone straight to the top of the classical artist album charts six years after he died.
o farewell to another Proms season, with its pleasures and surprises, longueurs and banalities. Moments I will long remember: blind pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii making something rich and luminous out of Rach Two, Ex Cathedra debating love in a babel of unknown tongues, the Tallis Scholars delivering transcendent a cappella polyphony, Nigel Kennedy (pictured) orientalising Vivaldi with the Palestine Strings. Most of these were Late Proms. There's a magic in the Royal Albert Hall when the streets outside go quiet and minds are sharpened.
OperaUpClose specialises in bold transpositions, best exemplified by its witty setting of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera in an IKEA store. For Tosca their writer-director Adam Spreadbury-Maher has effected a different kind of transposition, but one which is entirely logical.
Russian maestro Valery Gergiev performs erratically, but empty seats are the evening’s real surprise
It's a family affair at the Proms. The Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, 33, will be conducted by her husband Andris Nelsons (both left) of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. She will perform Desdemona's “Willow Song” and “Ave Maria” from Act 3 of Verdi's 1887 opera Otello and Tatyana's letter scene from Tchaikovsky's 1879 opera Eugene Onegin.
In this final report, Michael Volpe is overjoyed to finally see Alice on stage