Bampton Classical Opera Perform Amahl and the Night Visitors in December

20/10/2018

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Gian-Carlo Menotti’s AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

St John’s Smith Square, London:  16 December 3pm

St Mary’s Church, Bampton, Oxfordshire:  21 December 7.30pm

Semi-staged production, performed in Menotti’s 2-piano version
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The Royal Opera House’s Sundays for a Fiver Festival in November

18/10/2018

Festivals at the Royal Opera House © Sim Canetty-Clarke/ROH 2015

Month of Sundays Festival for a fiver in November

The Royal Opera House is throwing open its doors every Sunday in November for an immersive new festival programme at just £5 per personExclusive pop-up opera and ballet performances will animate the new Royal Opera House spaces; upcycling workshops will transform props of the past; and dance workshops will help you to limber up before you fall down the rabbit hole with Alice to drink tea at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Each weekend, audiences are encouraged to feel something new, with a unique range of daytime events and activities for all ages. Read more

NEW! Opera Holland Park’s 2019 Season

18/10/2018

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Investec Opera Holland Park announces 2019 Season casts and dates
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R.I.P. Montserrat Caballé (1933 – 2018): A Personal Tribute by Jack Buckley

10/10/2018

MONTSERRAT  CABALLÉ

(12 April 1933 – 6 October 2018)

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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

**** NUREYEV

Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn

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NEW! MAESTRO RICCARDO FRIZZA IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARIDA MOTA-BULL

19/09/2018

‘Music is an Exchange of Effort and Energy’

Riccardo Frizza © Joan Tomás)

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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