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Category: Currents in Theatre

San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet’s Historic $60 Million Gift

An anonymous benefactor has donated a staggering $60 million to the San Francisco Ballet (SFB), marking the largest single contribution in the company’s near-century history.

Eno

English National Opera’s Planned Strike Suspended

The anticipated strike at the English National Opera (ENO) has been temporarily put on hold. This decision comes as a relief to many, just before the opening night of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Simone Young

Simone Young Leads Bayreuth

Simone Young is set to be the first Australian and first female conductor to lead Wagner’s Ring cycle at the prestigious Bayreuth Festival.

English National Opera

A New Home for the English National Opera: Shifting to Manchester

The English National Opera (ENO) is embarking on a groundbreaking journey, bidding farewell to London and embracing Manchester as its new home. This pivotal move, prompted by the Arts Council England’s directive, positions Manchester, a city rich in cultural diversity but without its own resident opera company, at the forefront of the UK’s classical music scene.

National Theater "Lucian Blaga"

Cultural Revival of Cluj-Napoca: Restoring the Grandeur of Arts

Cluj-Napoca, a beacon of cultural splendor in Romania, is poised to witness the renaissance of its historic National Theater “Lucian Blaga” and the Romanian National Opera. Backed by a significant EUR 20 million investment from the Development Bank of the Council of Europe, these emblematic institutions will soon reclaim their former glory.

English National Opera

Financial Strains Lead to Abrupt Resignation at ENO

Amidst drastic funding reductions, English National Opera (ENO) grapples with internal disruption following the sudden resignation of its esteemed Music Director, Martyn Brabbins.

Norrlandsoperan

Norrlandsoperan Welcomes Eduardo Strausser

Norrlandsoperan in Umeå proudly announces the appointment of the internationally acclaimed Eduardo Strausser as their Principal Conductor and Music Director, commencing from the autumn of 2024.