The OAE Shakes Up Concert Hall Conventions as Players and Conductors Talk from Stage

10/11/2018

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) will introduce its concerts from the stage in a radical move towards a new, less formal concert hall culture.  Read more

SOPRANO ELENA MOȘUC IN CONVERSATION WITH CASEY CREEL

30/10/2018

‘Verdi wants more blood in the singing’: Elena Moșuc on embracing new drama in her repertoire​​

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The lyric coloratura soprano Elena Moșuc has a decent claim to being one of the hardest working people in show business, ever sizing up new repertoire and planning new recordings at this advanced stage of her career. After a highly successful recital in this spring in Zurich (reviewed here), I submitted Ms Moșuc  to an extensive list of questions about a wide range of topics: her early days, her future plans, the current state of her voice, and all sorts of hypothetical questions. Her answers do not disappoint; she used them as an opportunity to reflect at length on questions of artistry and career. I found Moșuc to be sincere and introspective, with less than the normal dosage of boilerplate self-promotion inherent to these sorts of press events. The interview has been edited for clarity. Read more

NEW! Looking Ahead to the 2019 Lucerne Festivals

29/10/2018

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Lucerne Festival: Advance concert details for the Spring and Summer Festivals 2019 Read more

Sándor Végh Memorial Concerts 2019

26/10/2018

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Sándor Végh Memorial Concerts 11-14 January 2019

MOZART – Adagio and Fugue K546
BEETHOVEN – Grosse Fuge Op.133
BEETHOVEN – String Quartet in C sharp minor Op.131 Read more

THE PIANIST ANGELA HEWITT IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

25/10/2018

Angela Hewitt talks with Gregor Tassie

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The Canadian/British pianist has been a major figure on the international concert circuit since her victory in 1985 at the International Bach Piano Competition in Toronto, one of the awards of which was a debut recording with Deutsche Grammophon of Bach. Her recording in many ways opened up her career to new audiences and she has since established herself as a formidable interpreter of Baroque music along with the Impressionist French school of Fauré, Debussy and Ravel. Read more

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

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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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