Tony and the Young Artists, a Royal Opera House celebration of music and song on 19 February


Royal Opera House announces an evening of music and song with Tony and the Young Artists and a new Friday Premiere stream


The Royal Opera House is proud to continue its #OurHouseToYourHouse programme with Tony and the Young Artists, a celebration of music and song on Friday 19 February at 7pm GMT and our next Friday PremiereThe Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty on Friday 26 February at 7pm GMT.

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Oxford Lieder weekend of song: 27-28 February 2021


Building on the success of its first online festival in October 2020, Oxford Lieder presents a live, online weekend of song on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 FebruaryWinter into Spring: The Changing Seasons offers nine events with world-class singers and pianists, and emerging stars, with a wide range of music to lift the spirits in the depths of this bleak winter and herald the coming of spring. Concerts will be broadcast live and on demand from the historic Holywell Music Room in the heart of Oxford.

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Bergen Philharmonic’s Wintermezzo is a free ‘streaming festival’ which continues until 12 February

Wintermezzo is a free ‘streaming festival’ which began on 19 January and includes both pre-recorded concerts and live streams, featuring Chief Conductor Edward Gardner and guest conductors as well as top Norwegian and international soloists including a residency by pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.

Once streamed the concerts will remain available on demand until 12 February on the orchestra’s streaming platform (click here).

Artists: Lise Davidsen |Vilde Frang |Víkingur Ólafsson |Leif Ove Andsnes |Tine Thing Helseth | Ragnhild Hemsing | Sandra Lied Haga |Adam Walker | Nicolas Hodges |Edward Gardner | Pablo Heras-Casado | Jan Willem de Vriend | Juanjo Mena | Tabita Berglund | Edvard Grieg Kor| Per Hannevold | Ilze Klava | Christian Stene | Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Music by: Beethoven | Mozart | Bach | Schumann | Mendelssohn | Grieg | Halvorsen | Tveitt | Sibelius |Verdi | Hummel | Vaughan Williams | Brahms | Strauss | Stravinsky | Bartók | Tsjaikovskij | Rakhmaninov | Sevåg | Penderecki | Vasks | Ligeti | Kurtág | Glass | Steen-Andersen | Nielsen

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English National Ballet update their Ballet on Demand lockdown plans for 2021

English National Ballet – February 2021 Announcement

ENB perform Derek Deane’s Swan Lake © Laurent Liotardo

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English National Ballet is bringing Derek Deane’s mesmerising Swan Lake to online audiences via its recently launched streaming service, Ballet on Demand. A recording of the iconic ballet will be available to rent for £7.99 from 10am on Monday 1 February 2021.

Derek Deane’s version of Swan Lake has delighted audiences worldwide for over two decades. The production captures all the magic of the classic ballet, from the ballerinas in white tutus moving in unison, to the captivating romance between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Queen Odette. Recorded at the Liverpool Empire in 2018, this performance sees Isaac Hernández dancing the role of Prince Siegfried with Jurgita Dronina as Odette/Odile and features Tchaikovsky’s glorious score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Swan Lake is the latest world-class production English National Ballet has made available to online audiences, both in the UK and internationally, through Ballet on Demand. Other titles available to rent now include Akram Khan’s award-winning Giselle, the epic pirate adventure Le Corsaire and the Company’s first ever digital season, a series of five original and diverse dance films.

Ballet on Demand is part of ENB at Home, English National Ballet’s dedicated video-on-demand platform which gives audiences access to a wide range of ballet content from the stage and beyond, from the comfort of their homes. Launched in November 2020, the platform also features BalletActive, a library of online ballet-based training and classes from the professionals at English National Ballet, available by subscription.

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English National Opera and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s ENO Breathe goes nationwide

English National Opera and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust announce national rollout of ENO Breathe programme for people recovering from COVID-19

Following the success of an initial six week pilot, English National Opera (ENO) today announces that ENO Breathe is to be rolled out nationally, beginning today.

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Fresh Horizons is St Martin-in-the-Fields new online concert series

St Martin-in-the-Fields Launches New Concert Series

  • London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields launches a new concert series entitled Fresh Horizons, putting the venue at the heart of music-making in the capital
  • The series features internationally acclaimed artists including Chineke!, Stile Antico, Peter Donohoe, The Gesualdo Six and Academy of Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Each concert will be recorded behind closed doors and streamed to ticketholders through the St Martins Digital platform, and available for 30 days
  • The series will move to live performances when possible
  • The concert series is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund      

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The Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition 2020 announces winners


The prize winners of the 65th Kathleen Ferrier Awards Competition were announced on 13 December at the end of the competition’s final, streamed from Southwark’s Henry Wood Hall.

Jessica Cale

The prestigious Kathleen Ferrier Awards, held annually in memory of the great British contralto, are renowned for kick-starting the careers of outstandingly talented young singers. This year Jessica Cale won the first prize of £12,500. Jessica, from Pembrokeshire, studied at the Royal College of Music, having already worked extensively with The Sixteen and the Monteverdi Choir. She has appeared with the Gabrieli Consort, at Ryedale Festival Opera and was a finalist in the 2020 London Handel Festival Singing Competition.

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