R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM – DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY (1962-2017)

29/11/2017

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (16 October 1962 – 22 November 2017) dies at 55

Seen and Heard-International is saddened to have heard of the death – after a courageous fight against cancer – of the wonderful Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, at much-too-early age of 55.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017)

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NEW! Ann Murray’s Masterclass at the V&A Part of Opera: Passion, Power and Politics

18/11/2017

A Great Tradition Lives: Ann Murray’s Masterclass at the V&A (Royal College of Music)

Like all the world’s greatest teachers, Gioacchino Rossini was much more focused on what he could get out of a pupil than what he could put in. But the maestro was also a composer, in my spare time, he used to quip. So it was not unknown for him to to put something into the pupil too.  Read more

NEW! Spend a Penny for Grange Park Opera’s Lavatorium Rotundum

16/11/2017

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Grange Park Opera’s Spend a Penny Campaign

Phase two of the Theatre in the Woods Appeal announced Read more

NEW! Spitalfields Music Festival 2017 in December

16/11/2017

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Spitalfields Music Festival 2017 (2 – 10 December)

Now in its 41st year, the East London festival is entering an exciting new chapter, with a reinvigorated vision for 2017 that reflects its location at the heart of one of London’s most vibrant areas. This year’s festival has been guest curated by André de Ridder, one of the most daring conductors working across genre boundaries in music today. Read more

NEW! Bampton Classical Opera in 2018

16/11/2017

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BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2018 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Bampton Classical Opera was founded in 1993 by its artistic directors, Gilly French and Jeremy Gray, and the 2018 season will mark the company’s 25th anniversary. Bampton has built a national reputation for breathing new life into little-known works of the classical period, in inventive and accessible productions of exceptional musical standards, with some of the best of the country’s young singers. Their staged operas are always sung in English, often in their own lively new translations, and the company is committed to relaxed, accessible opera at affordable prices. Read more

NEW! The 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival

15/11/2017

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Preview of the 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival – 17th August to 16th September

The festival theme of ‘Childhood’ will highlight works by composers related to childhood, programmes for young concertgoers, and the ‘child prodigy’ phenomenon.

Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra will devote themselves to music by Stravinsky and Mozart, Ravel and Debussy, Wagner and Bruckner; Lang Lang will be the soloist for the opening concert.

‘Kosmos Stockhausen’ – a retrospective of the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen – will mark his 90th birthday. The Lucerne Festival Academy, together with Peter Eötvös, Lin Liao, David Fulmer, Gergely Madaras, Sir Simon Rattle, Matthias Pintscher, and Duncan Ward, will perform Inori, Gruppen, and other works. Sir Simon Rattle will conduct Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.

Fritz Hauser will be composer-in-residence; the cellist Sol Gabetta and the director Dan Tanson will appear as ‘artistes étoiles’. Read more

UPDATED! Carly Paoli is ‘Singing My Dreams’ at the Cadogan Hall in February 2018

14/11/2017

Carly Paoli Announces Headline Concert at London’s Cadogan Hall

Thursday 15th February 2018

Tickets available from carlypaoli.tmstor.es/ and cadoganhall.com

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Carly Paoli

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UPDATED! World Premiere of The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu in December at Milton Court

08/11/2017

The Nutcracker and I, by Alexandra Dariescu receives its world premiere on Tuesday 19 December 2017

FOR SEEN AND HEARD’S REVIEW OF THE FIRST PERFORMANCE CLICK HERE

A ground-breaking multi-media performance piece for piano soloist, ballerina and digital animation

Performed and produced by: Alexandra Dariescu

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