NEW! The 2018 BBC Proms

19/04/2018

Proms

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

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

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

NEW! Zurich Opera in 2018/2019

13/04/2018

Zurich Opera have announced details of next season

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There are seventeen new productions: Read more

NEW! Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) 2018 Celebrates its Eighth Year

01/04/2018

Leicester Hosts Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) 2018

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From 29 April to 12 May, Leicester will host the eighth edition of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF). In different venues across the city, discussions, performances, workshops, masterclasses and films will reflect on the traditions of dance from the African and African Caribbean diaspora. Read more

NEW! Gloucester Choral Society’s Hubert Parry’s Centenary Celebrations in May 2018

30/03/2018

Parry and His Pupils: A Centenary Celebration in Gloucester

A number of centenaries will be marked in 2018, not least the commemoration of the end of World War I. One important musical anniversary will be the centenary of the death of Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918).

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Sir Charles Hubert Parry

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NEW! Chess at the London Coliseum from 26 April for 5 Weeks

26/03/2018

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CHESS BY BENNY ANDERSSON, TIM RICE & BJÖRN ULVAEUS

PREVIEWS FROM 26 APRIL 2018 AT THE LONDON COLISEUM

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(L-R Murray Head, Cassidy Janson, Phillip Browne, Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Sir Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and director Laurence Connor)

The first West End production of Chess since 1986 stars Michael Ball as AnatolyAlexandra Burke as Svetlana, Murray Head as The ArbiterTim Howar as FreddieCassidy Janson as Florence and Philip Browne as Molokov. This epic musical love story will open at the London Coliseum on Thursday 26 April 2018 for a strictly limited 5 week season. Read more

NEW! The Three Choirs Festival 2018: A Preview

23/03/2018

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The Three Choirs Festival in 2018

The Three Choirs Festival, which was first held in 1715, is probably the oldest music festival in the world. The Festival is held in turn in one of the three cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. This year the Festival takes place between 28 July and 4 August and, by rotation, it will be hosted by the cathedral and city of Hereford. All the performances mentioned in this preview will take place in Hereford Cathedral unless otherwise stated. Read more

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