NEW! World Premiere Production of Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya to tour UK in 2017

21/09/2016

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Ravi Shankar’s Only Opera Sukanya to tour UK in World Premiere Production

Friday 12 May 2017 (world premiere) – Curve, Leicester
Sunday 14 May 2017 – The Lowry, Salford
Monday 15 May 2017 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Friday 19 May 2017 – Royal Festival Hall (in association with Southbank Centre, London)

The Royal Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve present the world premiere of Ravi Shankar’s only opera Sukanya which tours venues across the UK in May 2017. With a libretto by Amit Chaudhuri, the semi-staged opera is directed by Suba Das and conducted by David Murphy, with soprano Susanna Hurrell in the title role, bass-baritone Keel Watson, Brazilian baritone Michel de Souza, the BBC Singers and the full force of a 60-strong London Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra is supplemented with Indian classical instruments including the sitar, shennai, tabla, mridangam and ghatam. The innovative Aakash Odedra Company provide the choreography and dancers and Tony Award-winning 59 Productions are providing production design.

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An Outstanding Recital by Leif Ove Andsnes

21/09/2016

Beethoven, Sibelius, Debussy, Chopin: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Barbican Hall, London, 19.9.2016. (RB) Read more

Haydn and Mysliveček Provide a Memorable Evening, Full of Delights

21/09/2016

Haydn, Mysliveček: Susanna Hurrell (Gasparina); Rachel Kelly (Apollonia); Kitty Whately (Don Ettore); Robert Murray (Don Pelagio); Orchestra of Classical Opera/Ian Page. Wigmore Hall, London, 19.9.2016. (CC) Read more

The Aurora Orchestra Celebrates Musical Prodigies on Tour

21/09/2016

Paganini, Mozart, Liszt, and Mendelssohn: Thomas Gould (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano), Aurora Orchestra/Nicholas Collon (conductor). Hall One, Kings Place, London, 17.9.2016. (MB)

a picture from rehearsals (credit: Nick Rutter).

Cédric Tiberghien – a picture from rehearsals (credit: Nick Rutter).

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A Trio of Piano Quartets in Fine Performances

21/09/2016

Mahler, Schumann, and Brahms: Daniel Hope (violin), Paul Neubauer (viola), David Finckel (cello), Wu Han (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 16.9.2016. (MB) Read more

Jeremy Denk’s Sweeping Historic Odyssey

21/09/2016

Medieval to Modern – Machaut to Ligeti: Jeremy Denk (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 17.9.2016. (CS) Read more

Bampton Classical Opera Come to Town with Gluck and Arne Operas

21/09/2016

 Gluck, Bauci e Filemone & Arne, The Judgment of Paris (sung in English): Soloists, CHROMA, Paul Wingfield (conductor). St John’s, Smith Square, London, 13.9.2016. (MB) Read more

Young Singers Perform an Immensely Creative Barber of Seville

18/09/2016

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Rossini 2016 Festival – The Barber of Seville:  Rossini 2016 Festival Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus, Gaetano Lo Coco (Ccnductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 12.9.2016. (RB) Read more

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