All remaining tickets for the first two performances of OHP's new Adriana Lecouvreur are reduced to £30 - roughly half price.
The dates are Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 July, and you need to book online using the promo code ADRIANA30.
Just in case your appetite for Covent Garden's La bohème is not fully sated, Travelzoo have a half price ticket offer for July performances.
Stalls seats for matinee shows are 'only' £95 (a saving of up to 50%) with the code tzooboheme (case sensitive). Dates applicable are Sunday 13 July (12pm) and Saturday 19 July (2pm).
This is the last chance to see John Copley's production before it finally bows out in 2015.
Enough to put anyone off their World Cup snacks.
More of Anna's Macbeth rehearsal pics from Munich here.
Get two tickets for the price of one to tomorrow's cinema screening of Benvenuto Cellini when you subscribe to the ENO Screen newsletter. Participating cinemas are listed here.
This is the best thing ENO have done in years, so don't miss it.
Cecilia Bartoli has had a busy week. Opening her 2014 Salzburg Whitsun Festival, singing in it, celebrating her birthday and, finally, revealing her plans for the 2015 festival. All whilst dressed as a milkmaid. Pretty impressive.
This year's festival centres on Rossini. Next year's is elevated to the divine with a 'gods' theme.
La Ceci herself takes the leading role in the festival's two operas: Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride, directed by her beloved Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier, and a concert performance of Handel's Semele. During the daylight hours there are two vocal recitals and a chamber concert. For the first time the Hamburg ballet visit the Whitsun Festival, where they will present John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other festival firsts are a reading, a puppet show and cinema screenings to complement the musical programme. Four packed days end with a gala concert featuring Anna Netrebko, Vesselina Kasarova, Juan Diego Florez and Christopher Maltman alongside La Ceci, with arias by Purcell, Gluck, Haydn and Offenbach. Ticket prices are unfortunately as steep as ever, ranging from 12 to 430 euros.
The 2015 programme in full:
IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE - Christoph Willibald GluckStaged performancec. Diego Fasolis, d. Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier Cecilia Bartoli, Christoper Maltman, Topi Lehtipuu, Michael Kraus, Rebeca Olvera Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, I Barocchisti22. May, 19:30, Haus für Mozart25. May, 15:00, Haus für Mozart
IPHIGENIE AUF TAURIS - play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Reading23. May, 11:00, Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal
SEMELE - Georg Friedrich Handel Concert performancec.Diego Fasolis, Cecilia Bartoli, Liliana Nikiteanu, Birgit Remmert, Rebeca Olvera, Charles Workman, Andreas Scholl, Peter Kálmán Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Lugano, I Barocchisti23. May, 19:30, Haus für Mozart
MATINEESelection by Claudio Monteverdi from Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’Orfeo. Lieder by Franz Schubert Christoph und Julian Prégardien Jos van Immerseel, Musiker von Anima Eterna Brugge24. May, 11:00, Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal
ARIENKONZERTArias by Handel Philippe Jaroussky, Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 5524. May, 15:00, Haus für Mozart
EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM - Ballet by John Neumeier after William Shakespeare Music Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, György LigetiJohn Neumeier, Jürgen RoseHAMBURG BALLETT Simon Hewett, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg24. May, 20:00, Großes Festspielhaus
LA LIRA D’ORFEO Works by Hieronymus Kapsberger, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Bernardo Gianoncelli, Alessandro Piccinini, Francesco da Milano, Gian Paolo Foscarini, Luys de Narváez, Margaret Board, Santiago de Murcia, Gaspar Sanz Rolf Lislevand, Marco Ambrosini, Thor Harald Johnsen, David Mayoral, Bjorn Kjellemyr, Andre Lislevand25. May, 11:00, Stiftung Mozarteum – Großer Saal
FESTKONZERT From Dido und Aeneas by Henry Purcell, L’Orfeo by Christoph Willibald Gluck, L’anima del filosofo by Joseph Haydn, La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli, Vesselina Kasarova, Juan Diego Flórez, Christopher Maltman u.a. Louis Langrée, Salzburger Bachchor, Walter Zeh, Camerata Salzburg25. May, 19:30, Großes Festspielhaus
Sunday 8 June is the date for the first of this year's Glyndebourne not-quite-livestreams.
can be seen on the Glyndebourne and Daily Telegraph websites (free), and in cinemas (£££). The live show begins at 3.20pm but the streaming doesn't start until 4.30pm so that home audiences are spared most of the extended dinner interval.
Swapping Tosca tales backstage at the Royal Opera House, Roberto Alagna and Jonas Kaufmann.
More on Roberto's Facebook page.
Anna Netrebko comes over all arboreal at the Life Ball.
In her defence, the theme was 'Garden of Earthly Delights'.
Conchita Wurst and Rene Pape both took to the stage at Saturday's Life Ball in Vienna - though, tragically, not together. Luckily for us they were able to compare beards backstage.
It seems everyone at the celeb-infested charity event was after a piece of Wurst...
...everyone except Bill Clinton that is. The putative future First Gentleman somehow managed to avoid the sort of photo op that might be tough to explain in Dry Prong, Louisiana. So we must thank Bild for their compositing skills:
*UPDATE* The Hampster, recovering from the illness that kept him out of Covent Garden's latest Tosca run, managed to crawl from his sickbed for long enough to grab some Wurst.
The Wall Street Journal takes a long hard look at how the Met spends its production budget - which last year included $169,000 for Dmitri Tcherniakov's hand-made Prince Igor poppy field alone.
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