The Future of Opera is Theatre: An Essay by Casey Creel

09/10/2018

As many once-proud but dangerously underfunded opera houses contend with today’s changing audiences and tastes, it is increasingly indefensible to stage an opera without putting serious thought into its theatrical impact.
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Jacqui and David Morris’s New Documentary Film Nureyev Celebrates a Unique Man and Dancer

23/09/2018

A Review of the Documentary film Nureyev Released Worldwide in Cinemas on 25 September

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Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn

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MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL

19/09/2018

‘Music is an Exchange of Effort and Energy’

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Riccardo Frizza grew up in Brescia, a town in Northern Lombardy, close to the city of Milan. He got interested in music when he was only five years old and began playing a little keyboard at home. Although neither one of his parents was a musician, they soon recognised the talent of the young Riccardo and sent him for piano lessons. He later continued his studies at the Milan Conservatoire. During that period he greatly admired Leonard Bernstein and later was influenced and looked up to such luminaries as Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti. Frizza also studied with composer Elisabetta Brusa and conductor Gilberto Serembe who both contributed to his artistry and to whom he feels indebted. Read more

The Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre Reopens in December 2018

19/09/2018

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The Royal Opera House announces opening Season for the new Linbury Theatre

  • The Linbury Theatre, the West End’s newest and most intimate theatre, showcases an exciting array of opera and dance in its inaugural Season, from an 18th-century rarity to 21st-century new works.
  • The first Season features four world premieres, including Gavin Higgins’s new opera The Monstrous Child, based on Francesca Simon’s novel of the same name.
  • Directors and choreographers participating include Ivo van HoveAletta CollinsAdele ThomasWayne McGregor and Timothy Sheader.
  • Co-producers and visiting companies and artists include Alessandra Ferri, National Dance Company WalesIntrodansCas Public,Ballet BlackYorke Dance ProjectLost DogLondon Handel FestivalIsango Ensemble and Muziektheater Transparant.
  • Ticket prices range from £5 to £45, with 25 per cent of seats priced at £25 or less.

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Northampton’s 13th Malcolm Arnold Festival – 13 to 14 October 2018

19/09/2018

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‘The Consummate Communicator’ is the theme of the 13th Malcolm Arnold Festival, 13th – 14th October 2018; an annual weekend packed with live music, films and talks on this multi-faceted composer and his music, and taking place in the composer’s birthplace, Northampton, at the town’s dedicated arts’ venue Royal & Derngate.  

 www.royalandderngate.co.uk/whats-on/malcolm-arnold-festival-18

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LMTO Bring Camelot Back to the West End for the First Time in 30 Years on 6 October

18/09/2018

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London Musical Theatre Orchestra presents

Lerner and Loewe’s

CAMELOT

AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM

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7.30pm on Saturday 6th October 2018

STARRING 

DAVID THAXTON, SAVANNAH STEVENSON, CHARLES RICE and CLIVE CARTER, with MATTHEW MCKENNA,

CELINDE SCHOENMAKER, EMMANUEL KOJO, OLIVER SAVILE, RAPHAEL HIGGINGS-HUMES and SAM SWANN
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JACK BUCKLEY’S MEMORIES OF LINDSAY KEMP (1938-2018)

17/09/2018

Lindsay Kemp (1938-2018): A Personal Tribute

There is hardly anyone working in theatre today – even those who have never heard of him – who doesn’t owe a debt to the inventiveness of Lindsay Kemp. Kemp’s search for theatrical expression. He studiedly broke down the barriers between mime, acting, designing, dancing, showcasing, vocalising, orchestrating and sundry other arts. It wove together comedy with tragedy, wordlessness with silence, extending an invitation to rethink what might yet be found on the other sides of theatrical expressions. He was by no means the first to understand comedy as the other face of tragedy, but he certainly made a unique contribution to that field.  Read more

The Met: Live in HD in 2018/19

05/09/2018

The Met: Live in HD season returns to international screens this October with three productions. Read more

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