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When Sebastian F Schwarz was announced as the successor to David Pickard as Glyndebourne's general director in November 2015, all looked set for an...

Sebastian F Schwarz has announced he is stepping down as general director of Glyndebourne after less than two years at the opera company. Schwarz was...

Premiered two years apart in the early 1890s, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci soon became conjoined as a perennially successful double bill. Rodula Gaitanou’s vital...

Glyndebourne has more experience in staging new youth operas than any other UK company. The work of composer Lewis Murphy and librettist Laura Attridge,...

The course of love never does run smooth and neither does the course of most fairytales. Random cruelty and stunning setbacks abound until the...

Scottish Opera has launched a campaign to debunk the “myths” of the artform and to try to encourage new audiences. Tongue-in-cheek posters display messages such...

After a report last year bemoaned opera as ‘shockingly monocultural’, diversity on UK stages is improving. Yehuda Shapiro looks at how the industry is...

It is English Touring Opera's experienced general director, James Conway, who devised and stages this version of Handel's opera seria, split over two evenings...

English Touring Opera’s autumn tour launches with what is effectively half an opera: artistic director James Conway, wishing to play the entirety of Handel’s...
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