NEW! Snape Proms 2018 from 1 August

20/07/2018

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SNAPE PROMS 2018: 1 – 31 AUGUST 

Full listings and tickets online at www.snapemaltings.co.uk |Tel: 01728 687110 Read more

NEW! Oxford Chamber Music Festival October 2018

19/07/2018

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World-renowned Oxford Chamber Music Festival heading in exciting new directions

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October 3 – 7 October

Philip Pullman ‘The festival is a national treasureRead more

Saffron Opera Group Presents Parsifal in Saffron Walden on 16 September

11/07/2018

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SAFFRON OPERA GROUP CONTINUES WAGNERIAN TRIUMPHS

 CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ENSEMBLE PRESENTS PARSIFAL

FOR SEEN AND HEARD’S REVIEW CLICK HERE

REVIEWS OF THE RING CYCLE

‘Saffron Opera is now a major Wagnerian force’ (Wagner News)
‘Intellectually as well as emotionally engaging… shattering’ (Operissima.org)
‘The whole performance seemed to transcend itself’ (The Guardian)

After triumphant performances of the Ring Cycle and Die Meistersinger – which have been hailed in the national press as some of the UK’s most ambitious and successful British Wagnerian events of the last decade – Saffron Opera Group now turns its attention to Wagner’s final masterpiece: Parsifal. The performance will take place on 16 September 16 in Saffron Hall. Read more

UPDATED! Zurich Opera in 2018/2019 and Beyond

01/07/2018

Zurich Opera have announced details of next season

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Updated 2 July: Musical Chairs at Zurich Opera – New General Music Director from 2021

Zurich Opera has announced today that its current General Music Director, Fabio Luisi, will leave by mutual agreement as from the start of 2021/2022 season, one year before his contract officially expires.

His successor will be Gianandrea Noseda. Noseda and Luisi are roughly the same age, coming up to 60 in a few years. Read more

The 2018 Harrogate International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

23/06/2018

Harrogate International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, August 2018

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Margaret Keys in Concert on 26 June and her New ‘The Gift of Music’ CD

22/06/2018

IRISH SOPRANO MARGARET KEY’S ‘THE GIFT OF MUSIC’ CD

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To coincide with the release today (22 June) of her new album ‘The Gift of Music’ Irish soprano Margaret Keys will perform on 26 June Live at Zedel, London. (She can also be seen on 15 August taking part in ‘An Audience with Michael Crawford’ at Guildhall, Cambridge.) Read more

Opera North’s Kiss Me, Kate Comes to the London Coliseum and Edinburgh

14/06/2018

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Click here FOR THE LONDON COLISEUM OPENING NIGHT REVIEW!

AFTER LEEDS AN RAVENNA KISS ME, KATE NOW COMES TO LONDON AND EDINBURGH

Featuring an outstanding cast Opera North’s award-winning production of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, come  to the London Coliseum for a two-week run from 20 to 30 June, and moving to the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh from 4 to 7 July.

Kiss me, Kate (c) Guy Farrow

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English National Ballet Emerging Dancer LIVE from London Coliseum on 11 June

07/06/2018

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English National Ballet 
Emerging Dancer LIVE
London Coliseum
Monday 11 June 2018 
Performance at 7.30pm 
Tickets: £12 – £35
Box office: 020 7845 9300 and www.ballet.org.uk/emerging

For an review of the live stream click here. Read more

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