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What's New

December 2, 2009
The recording of Billy Budd with Nathan Gunn and Ian Bostridge has been nominated for a 2009 Grammy in the category Best Opera Recording., Release date: 15 June 2009, Release date: 16 June 2009, Release date: 19 June 2009

"Gramophone has learned of a deal between the BBC and EMI Classics to record and release Thomas Adès's [sic] opera The Tempest. . . .

The BBC are to record the ROH revival for broadcast and EMI will issue it, probably later this year. When the BBC televised the original run, tenor Ian Bostridge (who plays Caliban) was indisposed and an understudy sang his role. It will be Bostridge, though, alongside fellow original cast members Simon Keenlyside (Prospero) and Cynthia Sieden (Ariel) and newcomer Kate Royal (Miranda), who will feature on the EMI set." . . .

James Inverne, Gramophone, 20 March 2007

January 17, 2009

To the question "Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with?" writer and professor Edmund White replied, "[The English tenor] Ian Bostridge. He's the person I admire the most." Interview by Anna Metcalfe at


September 2008

A recording of Britten's Billy Budd with Nathan Gunn in the title role and Ian Bostridge as Captain Vere is scheduled for release on September 15, 2008, at It is listed as an import at

July 30, 2007

Ian Bostridge has a new official MySpace page.


The EMI compact disc Great Handel was released in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2007, and in the United States on July 17, 2007.     /