He Wu - sopranoHe Wu takes the main soprano role of Daiyu in Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang’s Dream of the Red Chamber on tour in China conducted by Sheng. The work was commissioned by San Francisco Opera where the production by Stan Lai originated last season. The tour starts at the Poly Theater, Beijing on September 8 & 9 before being part of opening the Zaha Hadid-designed Meixihu International Culture and Arts Centre Grand Theatre in Changsha on September 15 & 16 with He’s final performance in Quintai Grand Theatre, Wuhan on September 23.

tom-greaves-alice-hewkin-and-jack-parker-110406Designer Simon Bejer‘s sets and costumes for Kiki’s Delivery Service can be experienced again  at The Southwark Playhouse, London from August 10 to September 3. Directed by Kate Hewitt, Eiko Kadono’s novels have been adapted by Jessica Siân. You can see images of the show here.“What strikes the audience first as they take their seats is the set design … the set itself opts for both functionality and metaphor as it invokes a sense of playful innocence that is mirrored throughout the rest of the performance.” The Upcoming.

Robert Howarth, conductorConductor Robert Howarth directs Purcell King Arthur with singers from the Advanced Baroque Opera Course at Dartington on August 10. The work is semi-staged by Richard Williams and follows a performance of Great Baroque Sonatas he leads on August 5.

Kraemer directs Cavalli

August 3, 2017

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer directs the young artists of Opera Neo for a production of Cavalli Giasone. The performances of David Radames Toro’s production are on August 4 and 6 at the Pallisades Presbyterian Church, San Diego.