NEW! iSING! – International Young Artists Festival in Suzhou, China

30/07/2017

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NEW! Roman River Music’s Festival ’17 in Essex

26/07/2017

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Roman River Music’s Festival ’17 from 9 September to 1 October
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UPDATED! Saffron Opera Completes its Ring with Götterdämmerung

07/07/2017

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SAFFRON OPERA GROUP COMPLETES ITS WORLD-CLASS RING CYCLE

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Saffron Opera Group performs Götterdämmerung at 2pm on 17 September 2017 at Saffron Hall (Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH)

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NEW! Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov’s Return to London in May 2018

04/07/2017

Netrebko&Eyvazof_Londonnew_2 TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR OPERA SUPERSTARS ANNA NETREBKO AND YUSIF EYVAZOV’S RETURN TO LONDON’S ROYAL ALBERT HALL ON WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 2018

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Two of opera’s biggest stars, soprano Anna Netrebko and tenor Yusif Eyvazov return to London for an evening of arias, songs and duets in London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall. Performing a dazzling mix of works by Verdi, Puccini, Cilea, Boito, Mascagni, Catalani and others they’re accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Read more

NEW! Counterpoise Present Kokoschka’s Doll Featuring Sir John Tomlinson

27/06/2017

Counterpoise is an ensemble of some of the most sought-after instrumentalists in the UK, founded with the aim of crossing genres, exploring the relationship between music, text and visuals, and seeking to develop aspects of narrative and other extra-musical influences.

Fenella Humphreys violin
Deborah Calland trumpet
Kyle Horch saxophone/clarinet
Iain Farrington piano

Our latest project, Kokoschka’s Doll, featuring Sir John Tomlinson, Rozanna Madylus and Counterpoise, will be performed at a number of venues in 2017 and 2018 (click here for details). Read more

NEW! St John’s Smith Square announces its 2017/18 Season

23/06/2017

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St John’s Smith Square has announced its 2017/18 Season

In a characteristic programme, punctuated by a range of Festival celebrations, St John’s Smith Square continues its core mission to provide a home for Baroque music within the UK’s only concert hall dating from the Baroque period while equally championing new music. International artists sit comfortably alongside emerging talent and St John’s Smith Square also continues to provide a vital and unique central London home for the best in community music. Read more

NEW! Bayreuther Festspiele 2017 – Operas, Symposium, Concerts, Cinema and More

23/06/2017

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Bayreuther Festspiele 2017 

As announced at the closing press conference for the 2016 Festival by Festival Director Katharina Wagner, the Bayreuth Festival is launching a new supporting programme this year. It is entitled Bayreuth Discourse and is designed as a series of events for the academic and artistic analysis of Wagner’s work and legacy.

A two-day symposium will be held in summer 2017. This year’s theme will be ‘Wagner’s Work and National Socialism’. Lectures and discussions will examine facets of Wagner’s personality and the effect of his works and writings during the Nazi regime and the long-term consequences. Four concerts will feature music by opponents and victims of Nazi rule. Read more

NEW! CATRIONA MORISON WINS BBC CARDIFF SINGER OF THE WORLD 2017

19/06/2017

Catriona Morison, 31-year-old mezzo soprano from Scotland, is the first British winner of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

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Catriona Morison and the trophy (c) BBC

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