NEW! The 2018 BBC Proms

19/04/2018

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TO READ SEEN AND HEARD’S 2018 REVIEWS CLICK HERE

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

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

19/04/2018

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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

For our review click here

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 at Cadogan Hall, Releases New Live Album and Teams Up with The Invictus Games Choir

18/04/2018

Updated 20 July 2018:

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The Invictus Games Choir team up with classical singer Carly Paoli for single release

‘Liberty’ by Carly Paoli featuring the Invictus Games Choir will raise funds for Help for Heroes

** LISTEN TO / BUY ‘LIBERTY’ HERE: fanlink.to/liberty **

Watch teaser video here: YOUTUBE

The single is released TODAY (July 20th 2018) and will also be included on Carly’s forthcoming album ‘Live At Cadogan Hall’, released August 24th 2018 on ABIAH Music. 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! A First Charity Classical Music Concert at Finchcocks on 27 May

12/04/2018

Broadwood Piano Concert At Finchcocks

Finchcocks, a renowned piano museum turned contemporary piano school, has announced it will be hosting its first charity classical music concert this May. The concert is being organised in collaboration with John Broadwood and Sons, taking place on the 27th May 2018 and starting at 7.30pm. The intimate evening of music will celebrate the bicentenary of the delivery of one of Thomas Broadwood’s best pianos to Beethoven.

Finchcocks Manor House

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NEW! MICHAEL SANDERLING IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

04/04/2018

Michael Sanderling talks to Gregor Tassie

Michael Sanderling (c) Marco Borgreeve

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