Featured Artist

Ella Taylor makes their professional stage debut as Paris in Paride ed Elena with Bampton Classical Opera at The Deanery Garden, Bampton, on 23 July 2021.

New CD

Jennifer France sings Gerald Barry’s The Eternal Recurrence and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Thomas Adès, now available on Signum CD. The disc has been chosen by The New York Times as one of ‘5 New Classical Albums to Hear Right Now.’

“…it’s a high-wire act for the soprano and Jenniger France walks the line fearlessly.”
Andrew Farach-Colton – Granophone


English Touring Opera’s new streaming platform ETO At Home features performances by Harriet Eyley, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones and James Laing (Focus on Amadigi) and Ella Taylor and Jorge Navarro-Colorado (Josquin: Mille Regretz). Jorge Navarro Colorado also appears in Jonas and Dido and Aeneas.

New CD

Rebecca Afonwy-Jones sings Hugh Wood’s Beginnings, part of Presteigne Premieres, now available on Resonus Classics CD.

“…exquisitely handled by the mezzo-soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones…”
Paul Driver – The Sunday Times
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