Featured Artist

John Rigby has conducted for English National Opera, Opera Holland Park, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra. This Summer, he will be Musical Supervisor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical Cinderella, which will play at The Gillian Lynne Theatre.


Resonus Classics’ recording of Sir Malcolm Arnold’s The Dancing Master with a cast including Catherine CarbyFiona Kimm and Mark Wilde has been selected by BBC Music Magazine as amongst “The best opera recordings released in 2020 so far,” as Editor’s Choice for November 2020 by Gramophone, as a Sunday Times Album of the Week and by BBC Radio 3 Record Review as Record the Week.

New Artist

James Black Management is delighted to announce General Management of the soprano Ella Taylor. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music and National Opera Studio, they won Second Prize at the 2020 Kathleen Ferrier Awards.


During December, Ross Ramgobin was featured in the title role of Grange Park Opera’s new film of Owen Wingrave, as well as appearing in The Royal Opera’s Christmas Concert as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and in Opera Holland Park’s Christmas Concert. A feature interview appears in the January / February issue of Opera Now.

Committed to meeting the needs of both artists and promoters, James Black Management is a small, dynamic agency working in opera and concert throughout the UK and Europe, as well as, increasingly, in North America and the Far East.