SUOR ANGELICA ; ROH, c Bill CooperThe DVD of  Royal Opera House production of Il Trittico, featuring choreography and movement direction by Sarah Fahie, has won the in the DVD category of the inaugural Opera Awards. Richard Jones’ production was conducted by Anthony Pappano and is released on the Opus Arte label.

Samuel Boden - Tenor Tenor Samuel Boden will sing the title role in Cavalli’s L’Ormindo in a co-production by The Royal Opera and Shakespeare’s Globe with stage direction by Kasper Holten and Christian Curnyn directing the Orchestra of the Early Opera Company. The performances are part of the inaugural season of the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a faithful reproduction of a Jacobean theatre.

Rupert Charlesworth & Regina Etz - Handel Singing Competition 2013Tenor Rupert Charlesworth has won the 2013 Handel Singing Competition. Accompanied by the London Handel Orchestra under Laurence Cummings, he performed arias from Rodelinda, Theodora and Belshazzar. As well as the First Prize, donated by Regina Etz,  Rupert won the audience prize too.

 Scottish Opera's The Flying Dutchman. Credit James Glossop. 2013.Harry Fehr’s new production of The Flying Dutchman for Scottish Opera has received glowing reviews:
4 stars – … a thought-provoking production –  The Guardian. [full review]
4 stars – This enthralling production of The Flying Dutchman – The Telegraph [full review]
4 stars – … a complete success in narrative terms. – The Herald [full review]


Nicholas Kraemer, conductor c. Jim SteereNicholas Kraemer conducts the Aukland Philharmonia Orchestra for the first time on April 4. His programme comprises Haydn Symphony No 85, Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 with soloist Ilya Gringolts and Beethoven Symphony No 4 Eroica.

Harry Fehr  c. Alex Brenner,Harry Fehr’s new production of The Flying Dutchman for Scottish Opera opens in Glasgow on April 4. Based on Wagner’s earliest version of the libretto, the setting is restored to the coast of Scotland. See here for The Times preview.  Conducted by Francesco Corti and starring Peteris Eglitis and Rachel Nicholls, performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh run until April 19.