OperaWorld is a website dedicated to making opera more accessible. Here we aim to provide a way to find opera near you both in the theatre and in cinema, and to find out about those operas easily. As you explore the site you’ll find synopses, carefully curated excerpts from YouTube and excellent recordings for sale for operas both popular and less well-known. We always welcome feedback, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Kenneth Richardson – Editorial Director
Kenneth has over 30 years experience in the world of opera from Scottish Opera to The Royal Opera Covent Garden. He has produced operas for BBC Radio 3 and has been Director of the world renowned Covent Garden Festival of Opera and Music Theatre. In the USA he has been Arts Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival. He has also directed many operas, his concert staging for the BBC Symphony Orchestra of Martinů’s Juliette winning the coveted Royal Philharmonic Society’s Opera Award in 2009.
Sabine Pusch – Producer
Sabine has been involved in the development of Operaworld from the outset. With over 20 years’ experience in broadcast TV, she has produced specialist factual programmes for all the major broadcasters – BBC, Channel 4, ITV 5 and Discovery. Past projects include the multi-award-winning Channel 4 series Operatunity and BBC’s Art that shook the World – Wagner’s Ring Cycle presented by Michael Portillo. She has produced numerous podcasts for the site and is now curating the site’s content under Kenneth’s direction.
Neil Shestopal – Founding Director
Was responsible for bringing together the team and making Operaworld the premier site for opera. Ever since singing his favourite arias on his way home from school across Ealing Common, Neil maintained a lifelong passion for opera. His vision was to communicate that passion to a wide audience and enable them to enjoy the pleasures of opera in new and diverse ways. Sadly Neil passed away in November 2016 but Operaworld will be his enduring legacy.
Margaret Skeet – Communications
Margaret has worked in classical music PR for nearly 30 years, first for The Royal Opera, Philips Classics and The London Philharmonic, and then as an independent consultant. At Warner Music she promoted NVC Arts’ catalogue of opera, ballet and classical music titles, and launched the DVD format to classical media. Recently she has been involved in event cinema projects, and one of her roles for Operaworld is providing screening information for the site.
Brian Moss – Founder Member and Business Advisor
Brian was the founder of a seven partner Chartered Accountancy practice from which he retired in order to join the management buyout of one of his clients as largest shareholder and business advisor of a web based service to the publishers of business to business magazines.