London Handel Festival Announces Principal Ensemble in Residence & Artistic Adviser

The London Handel Festival has appointed its first-ever Principal Ensemble in Residence and Artistic Adviser. The company said that beginning in 2025, the ensemble Arcangelo will take up residence at the London Handel Festival and Jonathan Cohen will join as Artistic Adviser. As Principal Ensemble in Residence, Arcangelo will be integral to the Festival’s artistic identity and will perform several {…}

Danielle De Niese, Anna Dennis, Anthony Gregory, Bethany Horak-Hallett Headline London Händel Festival 2022

(Credit: Frances Marshall) The London Händel Festival has announced its 2022 lineup, which will be entitled “New Beginnings.” For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal and operatic performances only. Opening Night will feature Laurence Cummings leading the Academy of Ancient Music and the National Youth Choir of Great Britten as well as the Chamber Choir {…}

Companies Around the UK, Including English National Opera, Scottish Opera Shut Down Due to Coronavirus

***This article will be updated as companies announce cancellations*** Major opera houses in the United Kingdom have canceled performances due to the coronavirus outbreak. The English National Opera announced that it was canceling all performances but honor all contracts.  Meanwhile the Scottish Opera stated, “In line with advice from the Scottish Government and the announcement from Capital Theatres earlier today {…}

Mary Bevan, Callum Thorpe & Anna Stéphany Highlight London Handel Festival 2020

(Credit: Balthasar Denner) London Handel Festival will take place from March 5 to April 10, 2020, featuring number of vocal and orchestral works. The oratorio “Susanna” will feature Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Patrick Terry, Yaritza Véliz, April Koyejo-Audiger, Michael Mofidian, Andrés Presno, and Blaise Malaba. Patrick Milne will conduct the production by Isabelle Kettle. Performance Dates : March 5, 7, 11, 12 {…}