Opera or Musical? The Eclectic Sound World of Ricky Ian Gordon

Opera or Musical? The Eclectic Sound World of Ricky Ian Gordon Composer Ricky Ian Gordon has written instrumental music over the years, but “there’s no getting around it,” he admits, “I’m most excited by the voice. My mother was a singer, I was her accompanist and a lot of what making music is about to … Read more

The 2015/16 Royal Opera House Season Has Been Announced

The 2015/16 Royal Opera House Season Has Been Announced For full details of all ROH events visit http://www.roh.org.uk/events The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and visiting companies will stage more than sixty works during 2015/16 and twelve productions from Covent Garden – six operas and six ballets – will be relayed live to more than … Read more

The Lichfield Festival 2015: A Preview

With over 70 different events in ten days, the Lichfield Festival is one of Britain’s most eclectic multi-arts festivals, bringing together world-class national and international performers to the beautiful Staffordshire city from 3-12 July 2015.  From orchestral music to literature, theatre, dance and film, comedy, jazz, visual art, walks and family activities, the quality and … Read more

The Three Choirs Festival 2015: A Preview

  The Three Choirs Festival 2015: A Preview   The Three Choirs Festival, which was first held in 1715 is probably the oldest music festival in the world; is there another festival that has been in existence for 300 years? Rightly, the 2015 Festival is celebrating the tercentenary in style. Actually, this is “only” the … Read more