Opera director hospitalised after collapsing

The Vienna State Opera director was sent to the hospital and treated after he collapsed with severe back pain at a Sunday performance of Wagner opera. Franz Welser-Moest, who is also the director of the Cleveland Orchestra, collapsed near the close of the first act of the four hour long performance of Parsifal. The opera […]

Read More

Learning to sing opera

Anyone can sing opera, all it takes is a little training to control your body and voice; voice control is achieved by lowering the larynx (voice box). When yawning, you can feel you voice box sinking down, try keeping it in that position while singing a tune taking note that you should not allow it […]

Read More

Tamsin Greig swaps comedy for Opera

Tamsin Greig is best known for her comedic portrayals of characters on television playing the lead in plenty of great TV series such as Green Wing and Episodes. However, starting next week Greig is going to try something new when she heads into the world of music. The actress will be teaming up with the […]

Read More

Latest performance of Les Troyens is spectacular

What a difference a change of format and different venue can make. The new performance of Les Troyens by The Royal Opera’s Proms was electrifying. It is now freed from the orchestra pit and from the lackluster production by David McVicar and rivals Colin Davis’s monumental LSO concert performance in 2003 for sheer excitement, that’s […]

Read More