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Nazan Fikret sings Fiordiligi on a newly released recording of Così fan tutte released by Rubicon Classics. The recording from a production by the European Opera Centre, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, is conducted by Laurent Pillot.

Mozart: Così fan tutte
Label: Rubicon
Code: RCD1026
Release date: 23 November 2018

The recording recieved 4 stars in a recent review in The Guardian.

Philip Sheffield makes his debut with the Oper Köln as Rev. Horace Adams in a new production of Peter Grimes, directed by Frederic Wake-Walker, and conducted by Nicholas Collon.

The premiere takes place on 25 November, with futher performances on 28, 30 November, 2, 6, 8 December.

This is Philip’s third house debut and second new production of Peter Grimes this year!

Ailish Tynan makes her debut performance of Britten’s War Requiem this week at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The performance features the massed forces of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and Choristers of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and is conducted by David Brophy.

The concert on 9 November will be broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm.

Njabulo Madlala makes his debut with English National Opera as Jim in their first staging of Porgy and Bess, in a lavish production directed by James Robinson, and conducted by John Wilson.

Performances on: 11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31 October, 3, 8, 10, 14, 17 November

Later this season Njabulo returns to ENO as Aeneas in Dido, a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre.

Following acclaimed performances in Madama Butterfly, Linda Richardson returns to Welsh National Opera this autumn as Violetta in their classic production of La traviata. The original production is directed by Sir David McVicar (revived by Sarah Crisp) and conducted by James Southall.

Performances take place from 21 September until the end of November, opening in Cardiff before touring.

Keel Watson performs at the BBC Proms as the Usher in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury at the newly-restored Alexandra Palace TheatreThe semi-staged performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers is conducted by Jane Glover, and directed by Jack Furness.

The performance on is sold but will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 3pm on 1 September and will be available afterwards to listen again on the BBC website.

We are delighted to announce that bass Trevor Eliot Bowes has joined our roster. Trevor was born in Victoria, Canada and studied at the University of Toronto, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is currently one of Barbara Hannigan’s Equilibrium Young Artists.

In recent seasons appearances include house debuts as José Castro La fanciulla del West and Policeman Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk for English National Opera, Silvano Un ballo in maschera for Grange Park Opera, and Der Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos for Opera Holland Park, and Boots and Footman Der Rosenkavalier for Glyndebourne.

Future plans include Ben Benny Paul Bunyan and A Cappadocian Salome for English National Opera, and Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress with the Münchner Philharmoniker, conducted by Barbara Hannigan.

Philip Sheffield makes his debut at the Teatro La Fenice as Edward IV in Giorgio Battistelli’s Richard III. The production originates from Opera Vlaanderen where Philip created the role in 2005 and was subsequently performed in Strasbourg. Robert Carsen returns to direct and Tito Ceccherini conducts.

Next season Philip makes his debut at the Opera Koln as Rev. Adams in Peter Grimes.

Performances take place on 29 June, 1, 3, 5, 7 July. The performance on 3 July will be broadcast live on World Concert Hall.