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2pm Welcome, interview with Oliver Mears (NI Opera), Kasper Holten (ROH), Richard Mantle (Opera North) and Alex Reedjik (Scottish Opera)
2:10pm FILM: The making of La bohème from Opera North
2:30pm INTERVIEW: Conductor and Assistant Director of Opera North’s production of La bohème, Ilyich Rivas and James Hurley.
2:40pm INTERVIEW: Michael Rosewell, Music Director for English Touring Opera.
2:45pm FILM: Opera that Moves, from English Touring Opera
3:05pm LIVE LINK: English Touring Opera on stage at Warwick Arts Centre
3:10pm FILM: Irish Premiere of Importance of Being Earnest from Northern Ireland Opera
3:25pm INTERVIEW: Northern Ireland Opera’s Artistic Director Oliver Mears
3.35pm INTERVIEW: Alex Reedijk, General Director of Scottish Opera
3:40pm LIVE LINK: Scottish Opera in Edinburgh.
3:45pm FILM: The Costumes of Donna Elvira from Scottish Opera
4:10pm LIVE LINK: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with baritone Gerald Finley
4:15pm FILM: Meet the Company from Welsh National Opera
4:30pm FILM: The Get In from Welsh National Opera
4:35pm INTERVIEW: Kasper Holten, Director, The Royal Opera
4:40pm FILM: Becoming Zerlina from The Royal Opera
5:15pm LIVE LINK: Welsh National Opera in Wrexham
5:20pm INTERVIEW: Sky Ingram and Duncan Rock from Opera North’s production of La bohème
5:25pm LIVE LINK: English National Opera with Music Director Edward Gardner, at the London Coliseum
5:35pm LIVE LINK: Soprano Julia Sporsén, principal singer in Thebans, from the London Coliseum
5:40pm FILM: Behind the Scenes at English National Opera
5:50pm LIVE LINK: Northern Ireland Opera in Armagh
5:55pm LIVE PERFORMANCE: Errollyn Wallen’s aria, written in just four hours and performed by baritone Dawid Kimberg.