Thebans: Opera Premier of Sophocles' Three Tragedies. An Instant Classic.

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Every single element of this opera has been played to perfection and with exquisite sensitivity. It has become an instant classic.

How Do You Portray a Blow Job in Opera?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Powder Her Face is an opera composed by Thomas Ades, with a libretto by Philip Hensher, based on the infamous Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll and the scandal her sexual exploits and subsequent divorce in the 1960s.

Is Peter Grimes the Best British Opera From the Last Two Centuries?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Peter Grimes, which opened last Wednesday 29th of January, with just eight performances, explores they way a community reacts to the different, to the others, and it shows that not much has changed over the years.

Would You Kill Your Sons to Avenge Your Ex? Medea Did

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

If you think Tarantino is extreme, read any story about Greek Mythology. It makes him look like a schoolboy who wrote a fairy tale that went wrong. The Greeks did it better - and bloodier. Fathers devouring their sons, mothers murdering their loved sons just to avenge their ex-partner. There is no such thing as a happy ending in the ancient Greeks.

Collective Efforts

Michael Volpe | Posted 25.03.2013 | Home
Michael Volpe

A few weeks ago I wrote about how the success of a company is founded on everybody who is engaged with delivering its product, the rewards and praise ...

The Pilgrim's Progress - A 60 Year Wait Is Over.

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Home
Lorenzo Belenguer

English National Opera's new production of Vaughan Williams's The Pilgrim's Progress highlights the company's commitment to celebrating great 20th century British opera. Yoshi Oïda's directorial debut with ENO marks the first full professional staging of Vaughan Williams's seminal work since its premiere at the 1951 Festival of Britain. The waiting is finally over.