Life in a time of corona: opera singers interview series

Divas & Scholars talks to singers in 'lockdown'.

We are living through a strange and unsettling time which has reminded us of the fragility of life and plunged us into a potential economic catastrophe.  The immediate effect on opera is that all the theatres are dark, performances cancelled or postponed, singers and orchestras are out of work.  We won't know the long term effect for a while, but if there is a recession there might not be enough money around to support the art form and audiences will be reluctant to buy tickets.  I'm interested to hear what singers are doing during this period, where they are and how they are making the best of it.

My first interview is with the star soprano Ermonela Jaho.

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Opera Travel with Divas & Scholars

We are happy to announce a new collaboration with an established cultural tour operator.

Lucy will be leading fabulous adventures to exciting opera houses and international music festivals.

We are busy making plans for 2020.  Stay tuned...

A selection of our events – video.

Mozart Circle – Le nozze di Figaro evening

Many thanks to the Mozart Circle for asking me to write an account of our evening on Mozart’s  Le nozze di Figaro and for interviewing me about Divas & Scholars, my life in Vienna, my thoughts about books and films on Mozart and more.  I hope you enjoy it!  Divas & Scholars’ next Mozartian event will be on Don Giovanni on 3rd June 2019.

Collaboration with soprano Ilona Domnich

Divas & Scholars is collaborating with soprano Ilona Domnich on personal development and presentation training.

MASTER YOURSELF TO IMPACT OTHERS.  Ilona has developed a series of workshops aimed at developing the presentation skills of people engaged in any area of work, harnessing the power of the operatic performance.

We work with corporate clients as well as individuals and offer taster sessions and three day courses.  Contact:  or for more information.

New collaboration

Divas & Scholars is an old friend and fan of Iford Arts the opera festival close to Bath. Iford is moving to a new location this summer, Belcombe Court. We are thrilled to be presenting a highlights and insights event with the cast and conductor of their production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore.