UPDATED! Svetlana Zakharova and Bolshoi Stars Bring AMORE to the London Coliseum in November


For London Coliseum First Night review click here.

AMORE starring Svetlana Zakharova and stars of the Bolshoi

November 21th, 24th and 25th at 7.30pm

AMORE featuring Svetlana Zakharova in Francesca da Rimini photo by Roberto Ricci

AMORE featuring Svetlana Zakharova in Francesca da Rimini (c) Roberto Ricci

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NEW! Tom Green and Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife Premieres on 15 October in Cardiff



Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife poetry collection becomes a chamber opera by trailblazing young composer Tom Green 

World Premiere on Sun 15 Oct 2017, WNO’s Millennium Centre (Weston Studio), Cardiff 

Up-and-coming British composer Tom Green’s first chamber opera The World’s Wife – based on Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s 1999 collection of poems of the same title – will receive its world première at Welsh National Opera’s Millennium Centre (Weston Studio) in Cardiff on Sunday 15 October 2017. The first performance will be followed by a six-date Welsh tour stopping in Brecon, Swansea, Holyhead, Aberystwyth, Caernarfon, and Milford Haven. Read more

NEW! The 2017 Malcolm Arnold Festival in Northampton


The Malcolm Arnold Festival 2017 – Northampton (Saturday, 14 October 2017 to Sunday, 15 October 2017)


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The Pilgrim’s Progress to be performed fully staged for the first time in twelve years

Limited tickets available to see Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’s opera

ORLEANS, MA—The comfort of House Beautiful. The Arming of Pilgrim. The sheer terror of war and battle. Temptations of riches, lust, and power. Denial. Hope. Struggle. Victory. Ralph Vaughan Williams’s masterpiece, The Pilgrims Progress, is an opera not to miss. Read more

UPDATED! English National Ballet’s 2017 – 2018 Season


English National Ballet announces its 2017 – 2018 

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Help us create a new masterpiece

New work by William Forsythe commissioned for Voices of America

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is here once again and this time we need your help to produce a new masterpiece.

We have asked world-renowned, award-winning choreographer William Forsythe to create a new work for Voices of America at Sadler’s Wells this spring. This will be his first new piece for a British ballet company in over 20 years and we are very excited!

We are asking for your help to make this new work, by donating and spreading the word. Click here to find out more.

Your gift, whatever the size, will make a real difference and by donating during the Big Give Christmas Challenge (Tuesday 28 November – Tuesday 5 December) your donations will be doubled!

In supporting the creation of this bold and ambitious work, you will ensure we can continue our mission to evolve the artform, by creating the classics of tomorrow.

We are very grateful for all your support. Read more



Jiří Bělohlávek and the Czech Conducting Legacy

Jiří Bělohlávek (c) Petra Hajská

One mourns the recent passing of Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek (24 February 1946 – 31 May 2017) not only because he was a wonderfully discerning musician, but also because he perpetuated a conducting legacy that linked back to the great Czech composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Read more

NEW! Katie Lowe Wins the 2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize



2017 Elizabeth Connell Prize Winner Announced


Katie Lowe (c) Zohar Izenberg

KATIE LOWE from England Cheshire born 31 year old English soprano Katie Lowe has won the 4th annual Elizabeth Connell Prize for aspiring Dramatic Sopranos held in Sydney Australia on 16 September. Ms Lowe receives $30,000 and an audition at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. The Finalists were chosen from live auditions held in London, New York, Zurich, Paris and Melbourne and competed over 3 rounds in Sydney for the prize. Ms Lowe sang the “Immolation Scene” from Wagner’s Götterdämmerung and “Suicidio” from La Gioconda by Ponchiello in the Final Round. Read more

NEW! Contemporary Music from Manchester’s Psappha in 2017-18



Psappha’s 2017-18 Season


Psappha, Manchester’s professional contemporary classical music ensemble, launches its 2017-18 season on 26 Octobe at Hallé St Peter’s, Ancoats, with two UK premières; Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope and Molly Joyce’s Rave. Read more

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