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W. G. Still: The Forgotten American Tchaikovsky

At one point America's most successful symphonist, lauded for his ode to forgotten black soldiers, few today have heard of W. G. Still. According to The Cambridge History of American Music, “No composer plummeted from authentic prominence to an eclipse more total than endured by William Grant Still.”
Iestyn Davies sits in front of a grey wall

Interview: renowned opera singer Iestyn Davies

Cambridge, choirs, colleges and everything else
Poster for Eugene Onegin

Review: Eugene Onegin at St John’s College Auditorium

The People's Opera's production of Eugene Onegin is a great achievement against the odds

Behind the curtain of opera’s accessibility crisis

Josh Taylor explores opera's apparent lack of appeal
A scene from Silent Night. A group of World War I soldiers sit in various positions and cheer on a soldier in the centre who has a hand raised and is singing.

Silent Night Review – ‘a story very relevant to our time’

The multilingual reimagining of the Christmas Truce at Leeds Town Hall feels particularly timely

The Corridor review – ‘a serious spectacle of operatic drama’

Isaac Pockney is spellbound by an opera that puts a fresh twist on a classic tale

Ignore the naysayers, opera is for everyone

Many have dismissed opera as unaffordable and elitist – they are missing out, writes Jack Pepper

La Bohème review – ‘Shabby and chic but not lacking in...

Amid the fakery of Shoreditch, Jack Hunter finds a rare thing: an age-old opera that celebrates the joy of being young
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