Opera

65831808 - dnipro, ukraine - may  25, 2016: rigoletto opera performed by members of the dnipropetrovsk state opera and ballet theatre.

   OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL  12 – 27 October 2018

           The Grand Tour – A European Journey in Song A celebration of European song will be the focus of the 2018 Oxford Lieder Festival and will showcase the familiar masterpieces of the song repertoire while exploring wider […]

The Magic Flute at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire

The Magic Flute at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire

A review by Nicholas Newman For many Mozart’s Magic Flute is connected with the television series Inspector Morse and Young Morse, less so with a fight between good and evil. Though one thing is certain, […]

by July 8, 2018 0 comments Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Theatre
Anne Sofie von Otter  at the Sheldonian Theatre

Anne Sofie von Otter at the Sheldonian Theatre

  A review by Nicholas Newman As part of the Oxford Festival of the Arts, I saw last night at the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford internationally acclaimed Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of […]

by June 29, 2018 0 comments Music, Opera, Oxford, Oxford University
53572316 - frankfurt, germany - december 19, 2010 - classical concert with female singer

Notes on getting a job as an opera singer

By Nicholas Newman Here is a list of useful links about getting a job as an opera singer. Key qualities needed by an opera singer “Great personal performance in audition.. well groomed and presented. Good […]

by January 18, 2018 0 comments Art, Lifestyle, London, Opera, Paris
FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Janacek;
Welsh National Opera;
Wales millennium Centre;
Cardiff;
5 October 2017;
Goryanchikov - Ben McAteer;
Alyeya - Paula Greenwood;
Luka Kuzmich/Filka Morozov - Mark Le Brocq;
Big Convict - Paul Charles Clarke; 
Small Convict - Quentin Hayes;
Commandant - Robert Hayward;
Old Convict - Peter Wilman;
Skuratov - Alan Oke;
Drunken Convict Michael Clifton-Thompson
Chekunov/The Priest - Alastair Moore;
The Cook - Laurence Cole;
The Smith - Martin Lloyd;
Young Convict - Adam Music;
A Whore - Sarah Pope;
Kedril Simon - Crosby Buttle;
Shapkin - Adrian Thompson;
Shishkov - Simon Bailey;
Cherevin/Off Stage Voice - Gareth Dafydd Morris;
Don Juan - Julian Close;
A Guard - Joe Roche;
Four Actors Matthew Batte, Nick Hywell, James Rockey, Dafydd Weeks
Female Child Iona Roderick
Conductor - Tomáš Hanus; 
Director - David Pountney;
Designer - Maria Björnson;
Lighting Designer - Chris Ellis;
Photo credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ArenaPAL;

FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD by Janáček.

Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford. A review by Julia Gasper     The Czech composer Leos Janáček based this opera on Dostoevsky’s dark novel written after his own personal experience of life – […]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Opera, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review