NEW! Hampstead Garden Opera Bring The Enchanted Pig to Highgate in November

17/10/2017

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The Enchanted Pig by Jonathan Dove                                    

Libretto by Alasdair Middleton                                                                   

Nov 10th to 19th, 2017

Nov 10th to 19th, at Jacksons Lane Theatre in Highgate, Hampstead Garden Opera will present a magical new production of Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig, directed by Laura Attridge.  This will be the company’s second Jonathan Dove opera, following on from their critically acclaimed 2013 production of Mansfield Park.  Having been commissioned and first produced by the Young Vic, this captivating opera is a wonderful tapestry of musical and theatrical styles. Humorous yet touching, Dove has created a deeply lovable work which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Read more

NEW! Leeds Lieder’s Forthcoming Schubert Song Series in Leeds and Sheffield

11/10/2017

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Schubert Song Series, University of Leeds   

Held in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, and in association with the BBC New Generation Artists, Kathleen Ferrier Awards and Young Concert Artists Trust, the songs of Schubert are explored in a series that champions the finest young British-trained Lieder singers. Pre-concert talks will illuminate the programmes and explore Schubert’s song repertoire and that of his contemporaries. Masterclasses will be staged to work with student song duos. Read more

NEW! Svetlana Zakharova and Bolshoi Stars Bring Amore to the London Coliseum in November

09/10/2017

AMORE starring Svetlana Zakharova and stars of the Bolshoi

November 21th, 24th and 25th at 7.30pm

AMORE featuring Svetlana Zakharova in Francesca da Rimini photo by Roberto Ricci

AMORE featuring Svetlana Zakharova in Francesca da Rimini (c) Roberto Ricci

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NEW! Tom Green and Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife Premieres on 15 October in Cardiff

03/10/2017

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Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife poetry collection becomes a chamber opera by trailblazing young composer Tom Green 

World Premiere on Sun 15 Oct 2017, WNO’s Millennium Centre (Weston Studio), Cardiff 

Up-and-coming British composer Tom Green’s first chamber opera The World’s Wife – based on Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy’s 1999 collection of poems of the same title – will receive its world première at Welsh National Opera’s Millennium Centre (Weston Studio) in Cardiff on Sunday 15 October 2017. The first performance will be followed by a six-date Welsh tour stopping in Brecon, Swansea, Holyhead, Aberystwyth, Caernarfon, and Milford Haven. Read more

NEW! The 2017 Malcolm Arnold Festival in Northampton

28/09/2017

The Malcolm Arnold Festival 2017 – Northampton (Saturday, 14 October 2017 to Sunday, 15 October 2017)

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NEW! A FULLY STAGED PILGRIM’S PROGRESS IN ORLEANS, MA

24/09/2017

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The Pilgrim’s Progress to be performed fully staged for the first time in twelve years

Limited tickets available to see Gloriæ Dei Cantores and Elements Theatre Company perform Ralph Vaughan Williams’s opera

ORLEANS, MA—The comfort of House Beautiful. The Arming of Pilgrim. The sheer terror of war and battle. Temptations of riches, lust, and power. Denial. Hope. Struggle. Victory. Ralph Vaughan Williams’s masterpiece, The Pilgrims Progress, is an opera not to miss. Read more

UPDATED! English National Ballet’s 2017 – 2018 Autumn/Winter Season

23/09/2017

English National Ballet announces its 2017 – 2018 Autumn/Winter Season

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Tamara Rojo and Lady Deborah MacMillan In Conversation, live from St Martins Lane 

On Monday 25 September at 5pm English National Ballet will live stream Tamara Rojo and Deborah MacMillan In Conversation, via Facebook Live, from St Martins Lane.
Hosted by writer and broadcaster Sarah Crompton, Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, and Deborah MacMillan will discuss one of the Kenneth MacMillan’s masterworks, Song of the Earth.
This In Conversation event comes ahead of English National Ballet’s autumn tour which will see Song of the Earth performed in Manchester (11 – 14 Oct) and Milton Keynes (17 – 21 Oct), as part of a double bill alongside La Sylphide, and at the London Coliseum (9 – 20 Jan) where Roland Petite’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort is also revived.

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NEW! JIŘÍ BĔLOHLÁVEK (1946-2017) AND THE CZECH CONDUCTING LEGACY

21/09/2017

Jiří Bělohlávek and the Czech Conducting Legacy

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One mourns the recent passing of Czech conductor Jiří Bělohlávek (24 February 1946 – 31 May 2017) not only because he was a wonderfully discerning musician, but also because he perpetuated a conducting legacy that linked back to the great Czech composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Read more

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