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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...

A Welsh opera company has been forced to defend the “racist” casting of Caucasian actors in an opera set in a Chinese restaurant. Industry figures,...

This pairing of Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana in Opera North’s Little Greats season is traditional – though not in this order. Deemed the more...

Back in 2004, Opera North enjoyed artistic success with Eight Little Greats, a season made up of one-act pieces played in various permutations. This...

Verdi’s Aida lends itself to spectacle. Set in ancient Egypt, and with temple scenes and triumphal processions crucial to the plot, it’s an opera...

Have you ever wondered whether an opera singer can really shatter a wine glass with their piercing voice alone? Tabard certainly has! Well, the mystery...

Hackney Empire is clearly strengthening its opera programming. For this flying visit by a European company that is an offshoot of the Armel Opera...
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