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Merchant of Venice - Welsh National Opera

The Merchant of Venice - Welsh National Opera

The UK premiere production of André Tchaikowsky’s opera opens at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre tonight

André Tchaikowsky: Rebel of the Keys

Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice - UK Premiere and film screening

André Tchaikowsky’s award-winning opera receives its UK premiere at Welsh National Opera, followed by a screening of “Rebel of the Keys”, a fascinating new documentary about the composer

Widow Met

Who's afraid of operetta?

It’s always interesting to see which companies programme what works and, in particular, which companies programme operetta.

It has often…

Ute Lemper

Ushering in the New Year with Kurt Weill

The start of a new year often invites both reflection and celebration.

On Saturday, 3 January 2015, BBC Radio…

Komische Oper Berlin

Arizona Lady rides into Berlin for the first time this Christmas!

Kálmán’s final operetta, Arizona Lady, is being performed in concert this Christmas at the Komische Oper Berlin.

Csardasfuerstin Dresden

Netrebko and Florez set for a spectacular Csardasfürstin!

Internationally-renowned opera and recording stars Anna Netrebko and Juan Diego Flórez will star in Emmerich Kálmán’s perenially popular “Die Csárdásfürstin” for this year’s New Year’s Eve concert by the Staatskapelle Dresden

MoV - Opera Award

Tchaikowsky premiere wins international opera award

The International Opera Awards 2014 were held in London on the 7th of April and the aim of the awards…


Mein ganzes Herz

Darling of the operatic stage, Piotr Beczala, is one of todays artists who is putting a real focus on operetta…

Musician Divided

André Tchaikowsky - Music Matters

This Saturday (1st February), BBC Radio Three’s Music Matters programme features the Polish composer and pianist André Tchaikowsky, who is…

Firebrand of Florence (Dresden)

The Firebrand of Florence - European stage premiere

Kurt Weill’s largely forgotten Broadway operetta is in repertory at the Staatsoperette Dresden until May 2014

Emmerich Kálmán

Emmerich Kálmán - anniversary

October 30th marks the 60th anniveraary of the death of Emmerich Kálmán, the composer who wrote many celebrated operettas, including The Gipsy Princess and Countess Maritza

Courtroom MoV

André Tchaikowsky in Bregenz - updated reviews

Sometimes giving birth means a long labour period, but in the case of André Tchaikowksy, the labour period for his…

All aboard for A Night in Vienna!

A Night in Vienna, our first ever full-length operetta concert evening, is now available to hire!


A rare gem shines in Holland Park

Vespas, gelato sellers, brass bands, a children’s chorus, religious processions and an orgy… justwhat everyone needs in an opera!


Andre Tchaikowsky

André Tchaikowsky World Premiere - The Merchant of Venice

Today sees the world premiere of André Tchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice at the Bregenzer Festspiele.

The American Journal,…

Andre Tchaikowsky

André Tchaikowsky - live from the Bregenz Festival

Tonight, ORF3 will be broadcasting the world premiere of Tchaikowsky’s opera, The Merchant of Venice…

If you have the possibility…


Malcolm Williamson - Guilty Pleasures that nobody experiences!

Christopher Webber has written an excellent article for Opera Magazine examining the operas of Malcolm Williamson and asking, when they…


André Tchaikowsky - Symposium

David Pountney decision to stage André Tchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice at this year’s Bregenz Festival has sparked a lot…

Andre Tchaikowsky

Pole Position... Norman Lebrecht on Polish composers

The music journalist and blogger, Norman Lebrecht, has written an article on the music of Polish composers for the Standpoint…

Andre Tchaikowsky

World Premiere - The Merchant of Venice

Today sees the world premiere of André Tchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice at the Bregenzer Festspiele.

The American Journal,…


Jewels of the Madonna - another rarity at Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park is known for its presentation of forgotten gems of the operatic repertory, but this July and August,…

Happy New Year

Happy New Year - Operetta Gala from Dresden

Christian Thielemann’s Operetta Gala, live from the Semperoper, Dresden, was an event that featured the sparkling treasures form the operetta…


Yvonne Kálmán: Flying the flag for operetta!

Yvonne Kálmán, the daughter of Emmerich Kálmán, has been spreading the word of her father’s music far and wide. Recently,…


Emmerich Kálmán: Anniversary Celebrations in Moscow

One of the greatest musical figures in the operetta world Emmerich Kálmán, is to receive a week-long celebration for the 130th anniversary of his birth.

Circus Princess

The Circus Princess wows in Chicago after an 85 year wait!

Press and public reaction to Chicago Folks Operetta’s production has been very positive indeed!

“The musical score by Emmerich Kalman…

Little-known Kálmán operetta receives performances in Chicago

The Chicago Folks Operetta, one of the many independent repertory companies in the US, is staging two works that do…

Andre Tchaikowsky

Bregenz Festival to stage the premiere of Andre Tchaikowsky's "The Merchant of Venice"

Andre Tchaikowsky had a very distinguished career as a pianist but despite his success, his true passion was composition. Written…

Wolf-Ferrari: School for Fathers (I Quattro Rusteghi)

The European Opera Centre presents Wolf-Ferrari’s comic masterpiece at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall!

The Merry Widow - Opera North

Opera North’s new production of The Merry Widow has been hailed as a “burst of innocent escapist pleasure”. Make sure you don’t miss it!

JS vol 1

Vale "La Stupenda"

The operatic legend who became known as “La Stupenda”, Dame Joan Sutherland, has died at the age of 83.

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