NEW! Aldeburgh Festival from 12 – 28 June 2020

22/01/2020

Aldeburgh Festival 2020 (12 – 28 June)

For full programme information CLICK HERE

Priority booking will open from 14 January. General booking will open on 18 February. Read more

NEW! A Q&A WITH CHINESE SOPRANO HUI HE

16/01/2020

Hui He had a great success recently on her return to New York’s Metropolitan Opera as Madama Butterfly (review click here) and answers Seen and Heard International’s questions about her life and her career. Read on for more about her ‘journey in the world of opera’ from China’s Shaanxi province to Verona and the world’s greatest concert halls and opera houses. Read more

NEW! Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2020 from 29 April to 16 May in Leicester

14/01/2020

LET’S DANCE INTERNATIONAL FRONTIERS 2020

Leicester’s annual dance festival celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2020 with a thrilling programme of dance and performance from the UK, USA, Norway, Cuba, Martinique, Tanzania, Italy and more

April 29th – May 16th at venues across Leicester

Tickets: www.ldif.co.uk   https://serendipity-uk.com/programme/ Read more

NEW! Beethoven 250 at London’s Barbican

01/01/2020

Barbican celebrates Beethoven at 250

Barbican Box Office: 0845 120 7550
www.barbican.org.uk Read more

NEW AND UPDATED! BEST OF 2019 FROM SOME OF OUR REVIEWERS

28/12/2019

Some Seen and Heard-International reviewers pick their Best of 2019 Read more

NEW! PIANIST ZLATA CHOCHIEVA IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

28/12/2019

Zlata Chochieva talks to Geoffrey Newman

Zlata Chochieva © Evengy Evtyukhov

Since the release of her Piano Classics discs of Chopin and Rachmaninoff five years ago, 34-year-old, Moscow-born Zlata Chochieva has climbed firmly into the international spotlight. Read more

NEW! CONDUCTOR TOM HAMMOND IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE

28/12/2019

Tom Hammond talks to Robert Beattie

Tom Hammond (c) Gareth Barton

Tom Hammond is a London-based conductor, recording producer, and Festival Director. As well as being  Music Director/Principal Conductor of the Finchley, Hertford and St Albans Symphony Orchestras, Tom also directs youth orchestras in Hatfield and Watford, and is a Guest Conductor for the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Palestine, and in this country with the Orchestra of the Swan, which is based in Stratford-upon-Avon. Tom is a founding Artistic Director of the Hertfordshire Festival of Music, an annual summer celebration of classical music held in various venues in Hertfordshire which celebrates its fifth consecutive year in 2020. Read more

NEW! Opera and more in Buenos Aires during 2020

10/12/2019

Opera Buenos Aires 2020 – An interesting line up, including new Ring cycle 

After a largely traditional season in 2019, the Teatro Colón’s programme for 2020 is varied and interesting with much to look forward to.

Despite the difficult economic conditions and major political changes, a regular feature of Argentine life that much of the populace and organisations generally appear to navigate without sinking, the season continues at the current level by number, with eight operas (one in concert), three chamber operas, three works in the choral symphony series and some noteworthy new names in the ‘great international interpreter’ series. Read more

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