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The Language of Language...

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My role as Italian language coach is not only to help the singers with how to pronounce their words, how to enunciate and deliver them to achieve the right sound of the language, but also how to convey the meaning, to put across the larger picture: the context of the period...

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In conversation with James Creswell

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James Creswell sings the role of Oroveso in a new production of Bellini’s Norma and he puts down his main props – an axe and a leather apron - to speak about preparing for this new part, in an opera that is quite a grand departure from his familiar roles.

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Who is Ophelia?

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Beauty and Clarity. These are the two pillars we are trying to bridge in making this piece, commissioned by Opera North Projects to accompany the Howard Assembly Room’s upcoming visual arts installation, which this year is Katie Mitchell’s ’Five Truths.&rs...

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