A socially distanced semi-staged Die Walküre with many musical highlights returns summer opera to Longborough

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists and Longborough Festival Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 8.6.2021. (JPr)

Sarah Marie Kramer (Sieglinde) & Peter Wedd (Siegmund) (c) Jorge Lizalde

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The delights of Schubert’s Octet from the Solem Quartet and friends

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Waterloo Festival [2] – Schubert: Solem Quartet (Amy Tress, William Newell [violins], Stephan Upshaw [viola], Stephanie Tress [cello]), Anthony Friend (clarinet), Catriona McDermid (bassoon), Stephen Craigen (horn), Marianne Schofield (double bass). St John’s Waterloo, London, 4.6.2021. (MB)

Stephanie Tress (cello), Catriona McDermid (bassoon), Anthony Friend (clarinet)
and Stephen Craigen (horn) (c) Matthew Johnson

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20th Oxford Lieder Festival – 8 to 23 October 2021

The 20th Oxford Lieder Festival: Nature’s Songbook

The Oxford Lieder Festival (8 – 23 October 2021) will celebrate its 20th anniversary this autumn. Celebrating the magical art of song, an astonishing array of artists will appear in more than 80 events, encompassing the great song cycles of Schubert and Schumann, the riches of fin-de-siècle Paris, the epic landscapes of Scandinavia and the vibrant sphere of American song.

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First ever Cumbria Festival of Opera – 4 to 11 September 2021

The 2021 Cumbria Festival of Opera is the first of its kind: a week of music, theatre, and education in one of the most beautiful areas in the world

The Cumbria Opera Group has existed since 2016, with the aim of bringing high-quality opera, classical music, and music education to Cumbria. Our productions of Dido and AeneasVenus and Adonis, and Acis and Galatea have demonstrated people’s passion for opera in this fantastic county, and we are thrilled to present Cumbria’s first ever Festival of Opera.

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This Bach B minor Mass is arguably VOCES8’s finest achievement to date

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE From London Spring – Bach’s Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Carolyn Sampson, Eleonore Cockerham (sopranos), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Jeremy Budd (tenor), Matthew Brook (bass-baritone), Rachel Podger (guest leader). Academy of Ancient Music / Barnaby Smith (conductor). Church of St Bartholomew the Great, London, 4.2.2021, and streamed 5.4.2021. (CC)

Bach’s B minor Mass in London’s Church of St Bartholomew the Great
(c) Colin Steen

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VOCES8’s Fauré, Bach, Barber – and Elgar – Cadogan Hall concert is warming, consoling and beautiful

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE From London Spring – Fauré, Bach, Barber: Andrea Haines (soprano), Jonathan Pacey (bass), VOCES8, English Chamber Orchestra / Barnaby Smith (conductor). Streamed from the Cadogan Hall, London, 2.4.2021. (CC)

VOCES8, English Chamber Orchestra and Barnaby Smith (conductor)

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