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Singing again!

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It has been a very challenging 18th months for performers or all kinds - some normality seems to be returning to our profession as we proceed with caution and start planning performances. Philip Blake-Jones (Baritone and Artistic Director…
Anvil Chorus

Opera Choruses - with the Self Isolation Choir

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Covid 19 has had a profound impact on the arts generally, particularly live music.  Some normality is returning but we seem far away from complete freedom from restrictions.  It is possible that things will not be as they were for…
Zoom Opera GalaLondon Festival Opera

Host a Zoom Opera Party for a birthday or other celebration

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We are still in the midst of lockdown limitations, but let’s look at what we can do in these times rather than what we can’t.  It certainly seems that being able to go to the opera or present opera at a party is still some way off. A…
Philip teaching online

Online Singing Teaching Worldwide!

Singing for physical and mental health The pandemic has savaged the arts and I am very concerned for the future, but there is some consolation in the opportunity to teach again.  To be able to pass on what I have learned from some of…

Puccini & Elvira - a real-life tragedy

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Puccini met Elvira Gemignani in 1884 whilst giving her piano lessons.  She was to become his lover though she was already married.  Soon it became clear that she was expecting a child and not her husbands.  This is was a shocking…
Frank Matcham Theatre Designer

Frank Matcham - Theatre Designer

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Frank Matcham (1854 – 1920) must be the most distinguished and prolific late 19th century theatre designer.  The writer Alan Bennett has commented that there was a Matcham theatre (too many of his theatres have sadly been demolished)…

A Night at the Musicals!

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Can opera singers sing songs from musicals? The short answer is a resounding yes, but in our experience it's important to select the right musicals and the right singers. Some shows like 'West Side Story', all the musicals of Rodgers…
Edwardian costume at the Goldsmiths' Hall

The impact of period costume!

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Even if we are presenting an evening of popular opera for a private party or corporate event we would always recommend the singers appearing in period costume for some of the performance.  This gives a wonderful visual impact and enhances…
Soprano sings in Victorian Opera Gala at Kirtlington parkOpera Interludes Ltd

Christmas Celebration Charity Event

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We were honoured to perform for a very distinguished audience in the magnificent setting of Kirtlington Park, Oxfordshire on Saturday evening.  London Festival Opera presented ‘A Christmas Night at the Opera’ in the 18th Century Saloon…

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