Scott Stroman’s composition feels heavily influenced by Bernstein, particularly West Side Story. Indeed, Fever Pitch has a number of themes that coincide with the lovers Romeo & Juliet.
If you want to train as an opera singer, Britain seems a good place to be based. In the 2017 listing by subject, QS World University Rankings placed Juilliard School in New York first in the new performing arts schools category but there were no fewer than three British conservatoires featured in the top 10.
Operas are no use sitting in dog-eared scores on the shelf. Operas are made to be heard and experienced and enjoyed. Blancke Knochen Opera takes Massenet’s score for sumptuously melodious opera Werther off the shelf and brings it to life in a bare bones performance that trades production values for heart and soul.
London’s leading awards in the theatre calendar for Off-West End productions, The Offies Finalists for the 2016 season have been revealed, with south London venues Southwark Playhouse and the Orange Tree Theatre racking up the most nominations.
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