Baritone Davide Fersini will make his Salzburg Festival début tomorrow at Benoît in La Bohème. Daniele Gatti conducts Damiano Michieletto’s production with a stellar cast including Anna Netrebko as Mimi. Discover more including information about TV broadcasts at http://www.salzburgerfestspiele.at/opera/la-boheme-2012

Hear David Hill discuss his literary passions in yesterday’s Proms Plus event http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b01l8rfp

Samuel Evans sing Chelsias in a rare staging of Handel’s Susanna at the Iford Opera Festival. Pia Furtando’s production is conducted by Christian Curnyn and performances take place from July 28 – August 8. Discover more at

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Tenor Samuel Boden will make his Glyndebourne début on July 20 in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with performances to August 26. Full details of Jonathan Kent’s production conducted by Laurence Cummings can be found at http://glyndebourne.com/production/fairy-queen. The performance on July 22 will be broadcast online at 18.00 BST.

Director Harry Fehr’s latest production with Blackheath Halls Community Opera is Massenet’s Cendrillon with performances from July 17 – 22 http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/blackheath-halls/community-opera/2012-cinderella-(massenets-cendrillon)

“This full length concert [at the Cheltenham Festival] was enough to challenge the most versatile of choirs but the brilliant BBC Singers under David Hill’s wise and remarkable direction cam through it all with flying colours. ” Seen & Heard International . http://www.seenandheard-international.com/2012/07/06/new-music-at-cheltenham-2012/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-music-at-cheltenham-2012

See Sarah Fahie’s choreography and movement direction in Richard Jones’ recent critically accalaimed production of Peter Grimes for La Scala at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQshZjo-PxA