REVIEWED! Ron Howard’s Pavarotti in Cinemas 13 July (Preview) and Nationwide (15 July)

30/05/2019

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MULTI-FACETED MUSICIAN JOY LISNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE

30/05/2019

Joy Lisney talks to Robert Beattie

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I first came across Joy Lisney at a concert in London’s Purcell Room where she performed all five Beethoven Cello Sonatas with her father, James (review click here).  I was struck by the extraordinarily high level of her technical accomplishment and musicianship, and her willingness to take on such demanding repertoire at a relatively young age. Read more

NEW! Karabits Shares with Ian Lace his Impressions of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius

28/05/2019

Kirill Karabits, Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, delivered a profoundly moving performance of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius on May 15th 2019 to conclude the BSO’s 2018/19 season. Following this (click here), I asked Kirill Karabits about his impressions of Elgar’s masterpiece.

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NEW! Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2020 Ring Cycles

28/05/2019

Magnificent Casting and Staging Herald Chicago’s 2020 Ring Cycles

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It is not just one more Ring, but a stellar cycle with world-class performers and top-notch staging: Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2019–2020 season features Wagner’s magnum opus between 13 April and 3 May 2020 — three sequences of the four operas. This is a rare opportunity to hear Wagner’s epic as he intended, on consecutive nights during a single week, and the first time to view Lyric’s new and engaging production in its entirety. Read more

Roman River 2019 Festival

27/05/2019

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INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR ROMAN RIVER 2019 FESTIVAL

Colchester weekend July 11-14

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NEW! Ex Cathedra’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2019-20

22/05/2019

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‘From the heart’ – Ex Cathedra announces its 50th anniversary season

Ex Cathedra, the world-class choir and Early Music ensemble founded in Birmingham by Jeffrey Skidmore, has announced a typically distinctive season of concerts for its 50th anniversary season, a programme that comes ‘from the heart’ – as Beethoven wrote in the score of his Missa Solemnis, one of the highlights of the season. Read more

‘MUSICAL MAGIC’: AN INTERVIEW WITH VIOLINIST HENNING KRAGGERUD

21/05/2019

Geoffrey Newman in Conversation with Henning Kraggerud

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There are few artists who convey a greater sense of communication and discovery in the concert hall than Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud. There is a life-enhancing glow in his appearances, and one surmises that his bountiful inspiration must come from somewhere – perhaps from a tradition that stresses experimentation and an almost Renaissance diversity in musical reach. Kraggerud is not only a beautifully fine-toned and sensitive violin soloist and chamber musician, but a devoted educator, a play/direct specialist, a (sometimes) violist and a composer. Read more

UPDATED! 2019-20 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

14/05/2019

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The annual revealing of the upcoming season details for the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet, this year in the Linbury Theatre, set against the dark set for that evening’s production of Phaedra, promised no less than 17 new productions (including six world premieres), while the Royal Opera itself presents 24 co-productions, co-commissions and partnerships. Read more

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