NEW! Snape Maltings – January to April 2020

22/11/2019

Snape Maltings Spring 2020 Concerts and Events

Highlights include:

  • Friday Lunchtime concerts from January to April from young international performers
  • BBC Radio 3’s Big Chamber Weekend features four recent New Generation Artists performing Mozart, Debussy and Tchaikovsky
  • Music of the Baroque and Renaissance from Britten Sinfonia, The Sixteen and Mahan Esfahani over Easter Weekend
  • Be My Superstar: a new opera for teenagers
  • English Touring Opera presents Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Handel’s Giulio Cesare and The Extraordinary Adventures of You and Me an opera for young children
  • Performances by outstanding musicians include cabaret singer Barb Jungr and pianist Mitsuko Uchida

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NEW! Saffron Hall in February – August 2020

22/11/2019

Saffron Hall Spring season at a glance

Igor Levit and Sir Antonio Pappano with London Philharmonic Orchestra perform Busoni Piano Concerto
Chineke! And Sheku Kanneh-Mason come together for Haydn’s Cello Concerto No.1
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment bring The Magic of Mozart to over 1000 primary school students
Britten Sinfonia and star soloists perform Britten’s Curlew River, featuring Ian Bostridge as the Madwoman and including study afternoon
The Tallis Scholars perform Spem in alium and Allegri’s Miserere
World premiere of new Danny Elfman work with Elim Chan conducting National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Beethoven 250 celebrated with Midori and players from Lucerne Festival Strings performing all-Beethoven concert, and pianist John Lill returns with four Beethoven sonatas
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NEW! Bampton Classical Opera in 2020 – Gluck’s Paris and Helen

15/11/2019

BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2020 – Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Paris and Helen (1770)

Performances:
Gardens at The Grange, Bampton, Oxfordshire: Friday 17, Saturday 18 July
(please note change of venue)
The Orangery Theatre, Westonbirt School, Gloucesteshire: Monday 31 August
St John’s Smith Square, London: Friday 18 September Read more

NEW! Les Misérables – The Staged Concert is live in cinemas on 2 December 2019

09/11/2019

LES MISÉRABLES ROCKS THE UK AND THE US

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY THE SOLD-OUT STAGED CONCERT FROM THE WEST END Read more

NEW! English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Gala Performances – 17 & 18 January 2020

07/11/2019

English National Ballet celebrates 70th Anniversary
London Coliseum
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 January 2020

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As part of its 70th anniversary season, English National Ballet celebrates its history with three specially curated gala performances at the London Coliseum on 17 and 18 January 2020. Read more

Martin Yates and RSNO to give world premiere of The Future by Ralph Vaughan Williams

31/10/2019

World premiere performances of The Future by Ralph Vaughan Williams from the RNSO
in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Ralph Vaughan Williams

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NEW! Surrey’s Grange Park Opera in 2020

16/10/2019

Grange Park Opera’s 2020 season

The 2020 season combines mainstays & eyebrow-raisers: the traditional and the unexpected. Sitting firmly in the latter category is a world première, The Life & Death of Alexander Litvinenko, promising to be one of the most discussed events of the summer.

The trump card is Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, one of the grandest of all Italian grand operas, demanding an array of vocal powerhouses. The season is rounded off by La bohème and Meet Me in St Louis and on the very last night, Grange Park Opera welcomes gorgeously costumed guest artists from The Royal Ballet. Read more

Abay Kazakh State Opera and Ballet Theatre at the London Coliseum on 17 November

08/10/2019

Abay Kazakh State Opera and Ballet Theatre UK Debut

For one night only on Sunday 17 November the London Coliseum hosts the UK debut of the Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in a performance of two classic one-act ballets by Michel Fokine. Read more

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