English Touring Opera Announces 2023-24 Season & New Initiatives

(Photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith) Robin Norton-Hale, the General Director of the English Touring Opera (ETO), has unveiled the company’s upcoming season and launched a multiple digital events, and educational initiatives. Beginning the position in January of this year, Notron-Hale introduced several fundamental changes to expand ETO’s work. These initiatives will feature multi-disciplinary programming, revamped repertoire, commissioned English translations of {…}

Richard Mantle, Lucy Crowe, Nicky Spence, Ivor Bolton to Receive Major Distinctions as Part of King’s Birthday Honours

A number of major figures of the opera world have received major distinctions as part of the King’s Birthday Honours. Opera North’s general director Richard Mantle will be knighted while conductor Ivor Bolton will be a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Finally, soprano Lucy Crowe and tenor Nicky Spence will be Officers of the Order of {…}

Benjamin Appl, Miah Persson, Dame Sarah Connolly, Roderick Williams, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha Headline Oxford International Song Festival 2023

The Oxford International Song Festival has unveiled the schedule for its 2023 season. Kicking off the festival will be “Quiet Music: A Draw-Along,” featuring mezzo-soprano Bethany Horak-Hallet, pianist Natalie Burch, and Julia Thaxton. The program includes works by Schubert, Clara Schumann, and Hildegard von Bingen, among others. Performance Date: Oct. 13, 2023  Soprano Soraya Mafi will be joined by such {…}

B:Music Announces 2023-24 Birmingham Classical Series

B:Music has announced its Birmingham Classical Series for the 2023-24 season. The Birmingham Classical Series at Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s season includes several well-known orchestras, soloists, and ensembles. This article will only feature vocal-related events. The King’s Singers start off the vocal lineup with their “When You Wish Upon a Star” program. Selection from Grieg, Byrd, Saint-Saëns, traditional and {…}