NEW! A Q&A WITH LISETTE OROPESA AS SHE RETURNS TO LA OPERA FOR ORFEO ED EURIDICE

18/02/2018

Lisette Oropesa (c) Steven Harris

A highlight of this season for soprano Lisette Oropesa was her Royal Opera debut as Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Covent Garden. She will soon be making a role debut as Euridice in the French version of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Los Angeles Opera, in a new production opening on the 10 March, directed and choreographed by John Neumeier, and conducted by James Conlon. In advance of these performances in Los Angeles, Lisette Oropesa answers Seen and Heard International’s questions about this current role, as well as, looking back on her life and his career. Read more

NEW! A Q&A WITH ANDREA CARÈ AS HE RETURNS TO COVENT GARDEN AS DON JOSÉ

16/02/2018

Andrea Carè © Juan Carranza

The Italian tenor Andrea Carè has recently appeared at the Teatro Real in Madrid – in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and Bizet’s Carmen – and at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia – in Verdi’s Don Carlo alongside Plácido Domingo – and he returns to Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House (February 16, 27 and March 8, 12, 16) in the role of Don José in Carmen, a role he first performed there in 2015. He has previously said: ‘In spite of the brutality and intolerance of what Don José does, I still believe that in reality he is a pure man who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is a passionate man, as many of us are, but he does not have the luck or intelligence to realise that Carmen represents a danger to his own life, his heart and his mental stability. I believe that, however mistakenly and violently he behaves, there is a Don José in every one of us, constantly struggling not to fall into the abyss of insanity’.

In advance of these performances at Covent Garden Andrea Carè answers Seen and Heard International’s questions about this current role, as well as, looking back on his life and his career. Read more

NEW! Chelsea Opera Group to Perform Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto at Cadogan Hall

16/02/2018

 

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Chelsea Opera Group present a concert  performance of Rossini’s Mosè in Egitto (1818-19) at the Cadogan Hall, Saturday 24th February 2018
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NEW! Dartington International Summer School & Festival’s 70th

16/02/2018

Dartington International Summer School & Festival Announces its 70th Anniversary Programme

Playing in the courtyard (c) Terry Jeavons

Internationally-renowned Dartington Summer School & Festival has released the course programme for its 70th Anniversary Summer School and Festival, curated by the pianist Joanna MacGregor, that will run from 28 July to 25 August, 2018. As usual, the Festival will be centered around Dartington Hall, the 14th century Grade1listed country estate located in Totnes, Devon. Read more

NEW! The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2018 Blossom Music Festival

14/02/2018

2018 Blossom Music Festival – 3 July to 2 September

This summer, the 2018 Blossom Music Festival will travel into its second half-century with concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra and others. The festival’s open-sided pavilion, located adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, provides a very different acoustic from the orchestra’s regular season home at Severance Hall, and gives the ensemble a chance to work with a more expansive sound.

Blossom Music Festival (Photo: Roger Mastroianni)

Blossom Music Festival (c) Roger Mastroianni

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NEW! A Celebration of the Work of Dai Fujikura at Wigmore Hall on 17 February

06/02/2018

Dai Fujikura © Seiji Okumiya

 

 

Dai Fujikura Portrait

Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2BP

Saturday 17th February 2018, 7.30pm

Box Office: Tickets are available priced from £15 – £37 from https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/.  Ticket bookings are subject to a £2 booking fee.

Twitter: @wigmore_hall, @AvexRecitals, @daifujikura

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NEW! LA Opera’s 2018/19 Season

02/02/2018

LA OPERA IN 2018/2019 Read more

NEW! Rafael de Acha Introduces Some of Cincinnati’s New Musical Entrepreneurs

01/02/2018

In Cincinnati, a New Crop of Musical Entrepreneurs Read more

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