'I really enjoyed my job when I was in the industry, but I have had enough of it.'
'We want to communicate the art of opera hoping that it will engage and interest people who normally don’t go to see performances,' says opera company's manager
For some, it's Ascot time; for others, it's time for Glyndebourne.
I'm a classical singer, not a saint. I've never claimed to be that good.
For those of you familiar with the upheaval created in London Bridge by the now-famous 'Shard', the 71-floor glass building nearing completion after what seems like years of mayhem, you may have a sense of deja vu in a new production opening at the Royal Opera House.
Anyone who wants to spend a couple hours watching a fun West End show, then rush to get tickets for Lend Me A Tenor. It has great singing, great acting, great music, fantastic sets, and an excellent cast. What more could you want?
A warning from Lucerne on the limits of private philanthropy: not content with establishing the world's most luxurious pick-up band, Claudio Abbado's Lucerne Festival Orchestra, and the world's most ambitious project to cement a performance practice of new music at the heart of young people's training – the Lucerne Festival Academy, led every year by Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain – the Lucerne festival and its artistic director Michael Haefliger plan to set up the world's most innovative auditorium for music theatre, the Salle Modulable.
It was announced today that Copenhagen-born Kasper Holten will replace Elaine Padmore as director of opera at the Royal Opera House after the 2010/11 season.