Samuel Boden as Orphee c. Marco Borggreve - croppedTenor Samuel Boden  will make his début with the Nederlandse Reisopera singing Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice directed by Floris Visser and conducted by Roger Hamilton. The show opens on May 1 and tours throughout The Netherlands until June 6.

Dietrich Henschel, baritoneBaritone Dietrich Henschel brings his unique interpretation of Mahler Das Knaben Wunderhorn  to the Barbican on April 15. Collaborating with the  BBC Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Vedernikov in Detlev Glanert’s orchestration he will be both starring in Clara Pons’ film version as well as performing the song cycle on stage. More information about the project and tour here.

Sarah Champion - Mezzo Soprano - © Studio 52 - Low resMezzo Sarah Champion sings The Lover in the world première of Tansy Davies’ first opera Between Worlds in Deborah Warner’s production for English National Opera. Gerry Cornelius conducts. Performances at The Barbican, London are on April 11, 13, 15, 17,19, 21, 23 & 25.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer appears on BBC Radio 3 In Tune as Sean Rafferty’s guest on Monday April 6. Having recently turned 70, Nicholas will be discussing the stylistic developments he has witnessed over his long career. He will also preview his forthcoming concert with the English Chamber Orchestra on April 14 at Cadogan Hall, London when he will be joined by pianist Imogen Copper and soprano Mary Bevan for a programme of Bach, Handel and Mozart.