Opera

Prokofiev’s WAR AND PEACE by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford.

Prokofiev’s WAR AND PEACE by Welsh National Opera at New Theatre, Oxford.

A review by Julia Gasper It was a daunting undertaking to make an opera out of Tolstoy’s epic novel, both because of its gigantic scale and its immense reputation and prestige. Prokofiev started it in […]

by October 16, 2018 0 comments Europe, Going Out, Julia Gasper, Opera, Oxford
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