Instrument - Voice

Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak © White Studios, Mallorca
Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak
© White Studios, Mallorca
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Prom 43: Dutoit and the RPO pull out all the stops

Just what the doctor ordered: a programme of Franco-Iberian musical delights to advance the cause of a Mediterranean lifestyle, with Charles Dutoit and the RPO in commanding form.
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UtrechtMendelssohn - Psalm 42

Mendelssohn: As pants the hare, (Wie der Hirsch schreit) Psalm 42 in F major, Op.42
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Philippe Herreweghe; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Christina Landshamer
Operalia World Opera Competition
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Not yet open.
Finals: July 2018
South Korea
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Opera
Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award
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Entries now closed.
Finals: 14 to 16 September 2017
Sydney
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Opera
BBC Cardiff Singer of the World
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Finals: June 2018
Cardiff
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Opera
INTERVIEWS WITH SINGERS

Ermonela Jaho on her heartbreaking soprano roles

Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho is renowned for heartfelt performances as some of opera's most tortured soprano roles, especially Violetta in La traviata, the opera in which she sprang to fame in London when she jumped in for an indisposed Anna Netrebko. 

Crossing borders: Roberto Alagna

Ahead of Vienna's première of Il trovatore, the tenor who crosses borders between France and Italy, opera and popular song, spoke to us about the roles of Manrico and Cyrano, being a gypsy, a hero, returning to Italy, about family and more.

Stuart Skelton on tackling Tristan

The Australian Heldentenor shares his preparations for learning Tristan, his thoughts on opera productions and his passionate views about the current state of Opera Australia and ENO.
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Follow my Lieder: Roderick Williams

Baritone Roderick Williams is a leading song recitalist, a regular at London's Wigmore Hall and makes his North American recital debut in February with a unique performance of Schubert’s Schwanengesang in New York's Park Avenue Armory. 

The delicate art of song

Undeservedly, Lieder recitals have a rarefied, old-lace aura that can scare off potential fans. Far from being remote and understated, their intimate nature closely connects singers with their audiences.
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GlyndebourneLa clemenza di TitoNew Production

Mozart: La clemenza di Tito
Robin Ticciati; Claus Guth; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Benjamin Glassberg; Christian Schmidt; Richard Croft; Joélle Harvey

Cape TownDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Tim Murray; Matthew Wild; Cape Town Opera; Michael Mitchell; Jaco Venter; Johanni van Oostrum

KilkennySchubert: The Great C Major & Shepherd on the Rock

Schubert, Widmann
Irish Chamber Orchestra; Ailish Tynan

LondonProm 46

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Simon O'Neill; Karen Cargill; Peter Hoare

StauntonBeethoven's Ninth on Period Instruments

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Todd Williams; Carsten Schmidt; Minna Pensola; Antti Tikkanen; Aisslinn Nosky; Vladimir Mendelssohn

LondonProm 49

Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
John Butt; Nicholas Mulroy; Matthew Brook; Sophie Bevan; Tim Mead
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GlyndebourneLa clemenza di TitoNew Production

Mozart: La clemenza di Tito
Robin Ticciati; Claus Guth; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Benjamin Glassberg; Christian Schmidt; Richard Croft; Joélle Harvey

LondonProm 46

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle; Eva-Maria Westbroek; Simon O'Neill; Karen Cargill; Peter Hoare

Cape TownDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Tim Murray; Matthew Wild; Cape Town Opera; Michael Mitchell; Jaco Venter; Johanni van Oostrum

LondonProm 48

Schütz, Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn, Stainer, Gubaidulina, MacMillan
City of London Sinfonia; Sofi Jeannin; Thomas Elwin; Oliver Johnston; David Shipley; BBC Singers

StauntonBeethoven's Ninth on Period Instruments

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Todd Williams; Carsten Schmidt; Minna Pensola; Antti Tikkanen; Aisslinn Nosky; Vladimir Mendelssohn

LondonProm 49

Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
John Butt; Nicholas Mulroy; Matthew Brook; Sophie Bevan; Tim Mead