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Each summer, a major, popular opera festival takes place just off Kensington High Street in a temporary theatre erected in Holland Park. Before Opera...

In the modern world, the staging of opera and theatre poses an increasingly complex challenge, often requiring large teams of specialist personnel. Creating sets...

Despite studying English at college, American soprano Mary Elizabeth Williams has been a professional opera singer for more than 20 years. As she tells...

Every summer in a small Bavarian town, Wagner aficionados gather for the highlight of their year: the Bayreuth Festival. Founded in 1876 by Richard...

Wasfi Kani is one of Britain’s feistiest opera bosses – famous, even notorious, for leading from the front. But our first meeting creates a...

As a script editor, producer and head of the BBC’s series and serials department, Michael Wearing was responsible for such era-defining programmes as Alan...

When opera was born, in Florence around 1600, no one could have imagined that it might develop from its intimate courtly origins into the...

As the first artistic director of the Grange Festival, the world-renowned singer talks to Graham Rogers about what’s on offer in its inaugural season...

It was just a year ago that Paris Fringe made its small but perfectly formed debut, emerging from a seemingly zero budget to create...

Acting for Others is an umbrella organisation representing 15 individual theatrical charities – each with its own remit. Between them, they offer financial and...

Six weeks ago, Oliver Mears took over the post of director of opera at the Royal Opera House – the most important job of...

An aircraft hangar in Liverpool, a room at an Islington pub, a warehouse in Hackney, the space below a canal bridge in Birmingham, the...
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