A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG

22/08/2018

Petra Lang (c) Ann Weitz, Düsseldorf

To admirers of great singing Petra Lang needs little introduction because of her superb performances on the world’s leading opera stages and concert platforms. In recent years, especially, she has brought the audiences at the annual Bayreuth Festival to their feet to acclaim her wonderful portrayals of Ortrud (review click here) and Isolde (review click here). Seen and Heard was delighted when Petra Lang agreed to answer our questions to look back – amongst much else – at how she began as a singer, who gave her advice along the way, a singer’s life, her thoughts on the roles she has sung and the colleagues she has worked with, as well as, her own advice for young singers. Read more

Ten Debussy Premieres at the York Late Music Concert Series on 1 September

16/08/2018

TEN NEW DEBUSSYS PROJECT CELEBRATES DEBUSSY’S CENTENARY

 Venue: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel (York) – Saturday 1 September 2018, 7.30PM

Marking the centenary of Debussy’s death, on Saturday 1 September the York Late Music Concert Series presents Ten New Debussys, an evening of new music inspired and framed by works by the French composer. Read more

The Roman River Music Festival Returns This September

13/08/2018

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR ROMAN RIVER FESTIVAL 2018

FOR SEEN AND HEARD’S REVIEW OF THE CONCERT ON 29 SEPTEMBER

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Starring over 80 world-class performers, Roman River Music presents a spectacular array of theatre, talks, music and debates, throughout a fun filled 10-day festival – taking place within unusual buildings across Colchester and the surrounding areas, between Thursday 20​th and Sunday 30th September 2018Read more

Opera Appreciation Talks this Autumn from Helen Astrid

12/08/2018

Opera Appreciation Talks

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This autumn, opera singer Helen Astrid (formerly English National Opera) will reveal the beauty, fascination and myths surrounding one of the most celebrated of all art forms. Read more

Jonas Kaufmann: Under the Stars in Cinemas on 30 August

09/08/2018

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JONAS KAUFMANN: UNDER THE STARS

FOR SEEN AND HEARD’S REVIEW CLICK HERE

In Cinemas Across the UK & Ireland

Thursday 30 August 2018

CinemaLive, leading producers and distributors of Event Cinema, will bring Jonas Kaufmann’s spectacular ‘Dolce Vita’ concert from Berlin’s Waldbühne to cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only, on Thursday 30 August. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest tenors, Jonas Kaufmann has captivated audiences across the globe since his sensational 2006 debut in La traviata at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Read more

TENOR NICHOLAS PHAN IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER SALLON

09/08/2018

Holding the Key: Nicholas Phan talks to Christopher Sallon

Nicholas Phan 

‘Music is for everybody, but the artist, alone, holds the key’ declares Nicholas Phan, one of the USA’s most accomplished lyric tenors. In a blog recorded in 2010, some eight years before our July interview in Tanglewood, he stood calmly before the camera and provided an ‘insider’s’ glimpse, as he prepared for his Carnegie Hall debut recital with accompanist Myra Huang. With a maturity and self-assurance which belied his years – he was then just 31 years old – he spoke of the need to take risks and proceeded to provide a key to his programme of songs by Benjamin Britten. Phan’s performance that night, particularly his account of Britten’s Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, and the song cycle Winter Words, a setting of Thomas Hardy poems, garnered rave reviews, as did his Winter Words CD, released soon thereafter. Read more

THE PIANIST GEORGE HARLIONO IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

07/08/2018

George Harliono talks with Gregor Tassie

Valery Gergiev with George Harliono

Among the finalists for the 2018 Brit Awards was the brilliant young pianist George Harliono, unfortunately he didn’t win an award but certainly this seventeen-year-old has already been causing a stir in the classical music world. The young teenager George Harliono from Cambridge became a media celebrity a couple of years ago when he was invited to play with the Mariinsky Orchestra in Russia, and since which he has given several high-profile concerts in Russia and has played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, played at the Wigmore Hall, and this autumn will play at the Berlin Philharmonic. But he comes from a musical family for his older brother Joshua is studying violin at the Guildhall School of Music and his sister Adelaide plays cello in the National Children’s Orchestra. Read more

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