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May 30, 2024

The Royal Ballet and Opera has announced details of its 2024 / 2025 season.

Lee Bisset covers Jenufa and sings Gerhilde / Die Walküre, also covering Sieglinde.
Katie Lowe sings Ortlinde / Die Walküre (debut)
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones sings Susie / A Quiet Place (debut)
Catherine Carby sings Gertrud / Hansel and Gretel and Siegrune / Die Walküre
Fiona Kimm covers Grandmother / Jenufa
Sarah Pring sings Mrs Doc / A Quiet Place
Elgan Llýr Thomas sings François / A Quiet Place
Jolyon Loy covers Eugene Onegin and sings Schaunard / La bohème
Ross Ramgobin sings Moralès / Carmen
Ossian Huskinson sings Marchese d’Obigny / La traviata (debut), Angelotti / Tosca, Mandarin / Turandot and Wagner / Faust
Alastair Miles sings Crespel / The Tales of Hoffmann
December 27, 2021

Unsecret Agents

 

Opera, January 2022

May 31, 2021

Now Streaming (June 2021)

English Touring Opera

Focus on Amadigi with Harriet Eyley, Rebecca Afonwy-Jones and James Laing

Josquin: Mille Regretz with Ella Taylor and Jorge Navarro Colorado

 

Grange Park Opera

Owen Wingrave with Ross Ramgobin

L’heure espagnole with Ross Ramgobin

 

BBC Radio 3

Schumann Plus with Alessandro Fisher

 

Life VICTORIA, Barcelona

Julien Van Mellaerts in recital with Simon Lepper

 

L’Orchestre de Chambe de Genève

Copland Old American Songs & Shostakovich Symphony No. 14 with Anush Hovhannisyan

 

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Schubert (arr. Brahms) Three Songs with Felix Kemp

 

Tait Tuesdays At Home

Massenet Élégie with Catherine Carby

April 19, 2021

The Dancing Master: Winner of the 2021 BBC Music Magazine Best Opera Recording Award

Resonus Classics’ recording of Sir Malcolm Arnold’s The Dancing Master, with a cast including Catherine CarbyFiona Kimm and Mark Wilde, has won the 2021 BBC Music Magazine Best Opera Recording Award. Huge congratulations to all involved.
March 31, 2021

The Dancing Master to be performed at the Buxton Festival

Resonus Classics’ new recording of Sir Malcolm Arnold’s The Dancing Master, with a cast including Catherine Carby, Fiona Kimm and Mark Wilde, has been nominated for a 2021 BBC Music Magazine Best Opera Recording Award. This Summer, these artists will feature in a new production of the work presented at the Buxton Festival in association with Red Squirrel Opera.

December 28, 2020

Featured Ross Ramgobin December 2020 news

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, all available for streaming over the Christmas period. A feature interview appears in the January / February issue of Opera Now.

“Ross Ramgobin finds a fierce nobility in the title role that pulls the threads together.”
Neil Fisher - The Times

“Ross Ramgobin, rapidly emerging as a fine singing actor, was sweet, funny and touching as Mozart’s Papageno.”
Tim Ashley – The Guardian

“Ramgobin has been another Christmas bonus – heartbreaking in Grange Park’s Owen Wingrave and partying with gusto in Opera Holand Park’s Christmas bonzanza.”
Claudia Pritchard – Culture Whisper

December 1, 2020

Whānau: Voices of Aotearoa, Far from Home

To reflect the plight of New Zealand musicians in London during lockdown, Julien Van Mellaerts has organised and curated Whānau: Voices of Aotearoa, Far from home, a selection of New Zealand, Māori and Pasifika songs. Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall last month and now available to watch on YouTube, the project was devised to help those artists able neither to return home nor to work during the pandemic. Those featured additionally include Marlena Devoe. The concert can also be heard on Radio New Zealand Concert. You can also hear an interview with Julien Van Mellaerts as he reflects on his own experience during the pandemic.

December 1, 2020

Critical Acclaim: “The best opera recordings released in 2020 so far”

Resonus Classics’ recording of Sir Malcolm Arnold’s The Dancing Master with a cast including Catherine Carby, Fiona 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 and as a Sunday Times Album of the Week.

You can hear The Dancing Master broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 11 December 2020 as part of the Afternoon Concert.

Also selected by BBC Music Magazine was the Royal Opera’s release on Opus Arte Blu Ray / DVD of Die Walküre with a cast including Alwyn Mellor and Catherine Carby.

October 31, 2020

Brünnhilde and Sieglinde, with Alwyn Mellor and Lee Bisset.

Alwyn Mellor and Lee Bisset sang Brünnhilde and Sieglinde in the Singapore premiere of Die Walküre with the Orchestra of the Music Makers. You can watch the performed streamed on 1 November at 1700 (GMT +8).

October 31, 2020

European Association of Artist Managers

James Black Management is delighted to have been elected to membership of the Association Europénne des Agents Artistiques / European Association of Artist Managers (AEAA).

James Black Management is also pleased to announce membership of the Opera Managers Association International.