Fernando Herrera

Fernando Herrera is a London-based engineer who discovered opera through his grandmother’s piano reduction scores and cheap CDs bought at newsstands. When he moved to Madrid he became a regular at Teatro Real using the “under 26” ticket scheme. Now he is trying to catch up with the busy musical life of London.


A ‘Barbiere’ of quality A ‘Barbiere’ of quality

What a joy when a comic opera gets you cackling through the whole night, discovering new nuances and perspectives from an oft-seen work and delighted with wonderful singing!

on October 05, 2020 at 1:22 PM
Outsider art Outsider art

Rigoletto at Circo Massimo was my first opera since the lockdown started in March.

on July 23, 2020 at 11:03 AM
New Yorker prepares for breastfeeding New Yorker prepares for breastfeeding

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on August 21, 2018 at 12:27 AM
Summer night Summer night

The dream cast put together for this second revival of Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni production shines at the Royal Opera House.

on July 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Boys of the baroque Boys of the baroque

In less than 10 days two outstanding countertenors, Franco Fagioli and Jakub Józef Orlinski, visited London.

on June 16, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Lovely and never violent Lovely and never violent

There was a lot expectation about the new opera by George Benjamin and Martin Crimp. Their previous collaboration, Written on Skin, was an enormous critical and public success,  earning the work a place in the exclusive club of 21th century classics with selected works by Saariaho, Heggie and Birtwistle. 

on May 17, 2018 at 10:46 PM
Lady first Lady first

This revival of Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 Macbeth production was probably the most anticipated event of the Royal Opera House 2017/2018 season, due mostly to Anna Netrebko’s return to Covent Garden after a three-year absence.

on April 08, 2018 at 7:53 PM
Girl, next door Girl, next door

Writing an opera for kids based on Neil Gaiman‘s successful children’s novel Coraline must have been a double challenge for Rory Mullarkey and Mark-Anthony Turnage

on April 06, 2018 at 2:35 PM
The kink’s English The kink’s English

A new production of La traviata by Daniel Kramer, the current artistic director of ENO, brings fresh ideas to the classic drama.

on March 31, 2018 at 9:30 AM
Garden variety Garden variety

Amadigi di Gaula performed the Opera Settecento orchestra last Saturday night at St. George—Handel’s own parish church—fit perfectly into the venue.

on March 30, 2018 at 3:01 PM