NEW! Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella in Cinemas on 15 May with Live Q&A

02/03/2018

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MATTHEW BOURNE’S CINDERELLA IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE ON 15 MAY

INCLUDES LIVE BY SATELLITE Q&A WITH MATTHEW BOURNE

Running time 150 mins (including Live Q&A) / Film BBFC PG  Read more

NEW! Additional Tickets Now Available for Nevill Holt Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro

02/03/2018

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Nevill Holt Opera releases tickets for additional performance of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro

Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8EG

Thursday 14th – Saturday 30th June 2018

Due to popular demand, having sold out all performances in January, the award-winning Nevill Holt Opera has just released an additional performance of their new production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro on Sunday 17th June. As a superior opera destination in the stunning East Midlands countryside, they prepare to unveil their brand new 400-seat theatre to launch their 2018 season. Read more

NEW! THE CONDUCTOR LAURENCE EQUILBEY IN CONVERSATION WITH COLIN CLARKE

23/02/2018

Laurence Equilbey on La Seine Musicale, Insula Orchestra and Female Composers

SEINE MUSICALE

La Seine Musicale (c) CD92/Olivier Ravoire.

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NEW! Leeds Lieder’s Four-Day Celebration of Art Song in April 2018

23/02/2018

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LEEDS LIEDER PRESENTS POETRY INTO SONG

Leeds Lieder Festival 2018: Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 April 2018

Leeds Lieder presents – ‘Poetry into Song’ – a four-day Festival (19 – 22 April 2018) celebrating art-song, poetry and community under the Artistic Directorship of pianist Joseph Middleton. Read more

NEW! Newly Discovered Song by Alma Mahler to be Performed in Oxford and Newbury

22/02/2018

Kokoschka’s Doll and The Art of Love, incorporating Einsamer Gang will be performed in Oxford and Newbury

Alma Mahler

It is well known that in addition to the fourteen songs by Alma Mahler published in her lifetime, several dozen more – perhaps as many as one hundred – were written and have been lost or destroyed. One of those ‘lost’ songs, Einsamer Gang (Lonely Walk), has recently been discovered and will be given its UK premiere performances by Rozanna Madylus and Counterpoise at the Wagner 1900 conference in Oxford (April) and at the Newbury Spring Festival (May). Read more

NEW! World Premiere by Novaya Opera of Pushkin – The Opera in the Theatre in the Woods

22/02/2018

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PUSHKIN – THE OPERA

STAGED WORLD PREMIERE GIVEN BY MOSCOW’S NOVAYA OPERA AT GRANGE PARK OPERA, SURREY: 11-12 JULY 2018 Read more

NEW! A Q&A WITH LISETTE OROPESA AS SHE RETURNS TO LA OPERA FOR ORFEO ED EURIDICE

18/02/2018

Lisette Oropesa (c) Steven Harris

A highlight of this season for soprano Lisette Oropesa was her Royal Opera debut as Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Covent Garden. She will soon be making a role debut as Euridice in the French version of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Los Angeles Opera, in a new production opening on the 10 March, directed and choreographed by John Neumeier, and conducted by James Conlon. In advance of these performances in Los Angeles, Lisette Oropesa answers Seen and Heard International’s questions about this current role, as well as, looking back on her life and his career. Read more

NEW! A Q&A WITH ANDREA CARÈ AS HE RETURNS TO COVENT GARDEN AS DON JOSÉ

16/02/2018

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The Italian tenor Andrea Carè has recently appeared at the Teatro Real in Madrid – in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Puccini) and Bizet’s Carmen – and at the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia – in Verdi’s Don Carlo alongside Plácido Domingo – and he returns to Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House (February 16, 27 and March 8, 12, 16) in the role of Don José in Carmen, a role he first performed there in 2015. He has previously said: ‘In spite of the brutality and intolerance of what Don José does, I still believe that in reality he is a pure man who finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is a passionate man, as many of us are, but he does not have the luck or intelligence to realise that Carmen represents a danger to his own life, his heart and his mental stability. I believe that, however mistakenly and violently he behaves, there is a Don José in every one of us, constantly struggling not to fall into the abyss of insanity’.

In advance of these performances at Covent Garden Andrea Carè answers Seen and Heard International’s questions about this current role, as well as, looking back on his life and his career. Read more

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