NEW! MARKUS POSCHNER IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

19/04/2018

Markus Poschner talks to Gregor Tassie

Markus Poschner (c) Reinhard Winkler

Born in a musical family in 1971 in Munich, Markus Poschner has become one of the most sought-after conductors in recent years. He has worked extensively in both opera and concerts, all the major European orchestras, and in the United States and the Far East. Currently Markus Poschner is general music director of Opera Linz and principal conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, which he shares with and the principal conductorship of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Locarno with whom he has made a highly regarded cycle of the Brahms symphonies. As he prepares his orchestra from Linz on their third UK tour he spoke to me about his career and ambitions in music. Read more

NEW! The 2018 BBC Proms

19/04/2018

Proms

From Bach to Bernstein via Buckley’s New York Disco

Unveiling the 2018 BBC Proms

Friday 13 July – Saturday 8 September 2018

The BBC Proms announces its 2018 season. With more than 100,000 tickets available at under £15, Promming (standing) tickets costing just £6 and half-price seats for under-18s, the Proms continues to bring the best of classical music to the widest possible audience. With world-class performances for those coming to the Royal Albert Hall and to the millions of people at home through BBC TV, online platforms and BBC Radio 3, where every note is broadcast, the Proms audience continues to grow ever wider. Read more

NEW! Chelsea Opera Group Perform Massenet’s Thaïs at the Cadogan Hall on 23 June

19/04/2018

COG

Chelsea Opera Group present a concert performance of Massenet’s Thaïs (1894), at the Cadogan Hall, Saturday 23rd June 2018, conducted by Stephen Higgins with Sally Silver in the title role. Read more

NEW! Bampton Classical Opera Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with Nicolò Isouard’s Cinderella

19/04/2018

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BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2018 – 25th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

NICOLÒ ISOUARD’s CINDERELLA (CENDRILLON)

Performances:

The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire: FridaySaturday 20, 21 July

The Orangery Theatre, Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire: Monday 27 August

St John’s Smith Square, London: Tuesday 18 September Read more

NEW! Pop-Up Opera’s 2018 Mozart Double Bill

18/04/2018

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Pop-Up Opera: Summer Season 2018

A Mozart double bill: Der Schauspieldirektor and Bastien und Bastienne

Tuesday 8th May – Sunday 29th July 2018

Returning with a twist to their summer season, Pop-Up Opera will present a special Mozart double bill with two entrancing one-act comedies showcasing Mozart’s inimitable style and sense of playfulness. Each performance is skilfully adapted to its venue as Pop-Up take their operas into unusual and unique spaces around the UK, making them fun, fresh and intimate.  Read more

UPDATED! Carly Paoli Sings for Chelsea Pensioners, at Cadogan Hall, and Signs for Sony/ATV

18/04/2018

Carly Paoli Performs For The Chelsea Pensioners at Royal Hospital Chelsea

For a review of her Cadogan Hall concert click here.

(L-R) – Chelsea Pensioners Ivor Williams, Mike Palin, Mike Smith and Mike Hall
with Carly Paoli at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Carly Paoli, the rising star of the classical music world, performed a special concert for the Chelsea Pensioners on Friday 26 January 2018. The private performance, which took place in the Pensioners’ Club at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, was a special preview of Carly’s forthcoming concert at Cadogan Hall on 15 February 2018. Read more

NEW! A Q&A WITH ITALIAN BARITONE FRANCO VASSALLO

16/04/2018

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Franco Vassallo is an acclaimed interpreter of leading Verdi roles – amongst many others – in the world’s most important opera houses (including Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Opéra de Paris, London’s Royal Opera House and New York’s Metropolitan Opera). He has just sung Scarpia for the first time in Puccini’s Tosca at the Staatsoper Hamburg in the Robert Carsen production and performed with Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann. Read more

NEW! Zurich Opera in 2018/2019

13/04/2018

Zurich Opera have announced details of next season

Zurich Opera House

There are seventeen new productions: Read more

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