A New Initiative is Announced Supporting the Development of Female Conductors

09/03/2019

The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme is delighted to announce two new Women Conductors Courses beginning in May 2019, in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) and National Opera Studio (NOS).  

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In August Fulham Opera’s Most Ambitious Project to Date – Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg

07/03/2019

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FULHAM OPERA’S DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG on 9 – 17 August 2019 at London’s Greenwood Theatre

  • Fulham Opera stages its first production of Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg
  • Most ambitious project to date.
  • First performance by the company in central London
  • New production, directed by Paul Higgins
  • New orchestral arrangement by Jonathan Finney
  • Sixth Wagner opera from Fulham Opera

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Longborough Festival Opera’s 2019 Season

04/03/2019

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Booking now open for Longborough Festival Opera 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Longborough Festival Opera 2019 season, which includes Mozart’s Don GiovanniDonizetti’s Anna Bolena, Cavalli’s La Calisto, and the first production in Longborough’s new Ring cycle, Wagner’s Das Rheingold.

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Chelsea Opera Group Perform Boito’s Mefistofele on 24 March at the QEH

04/03/2019

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Chelsea Opera Group are pleased to announce a return to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre with a concert performance of Boito’s Mefistofele.

The performance will be conducted by Matthew Scott RogersVazgen Gazaryan will sing the title role. The other soloists are Elizabeth Llewellyn (Margarita and Elena), Pablo Bemsch (Faust) Aaron Godfrey-Mayes (Wagner and Nereo) and Angharad Lyddon (Marta and Pantalis). Read more

R.I.P. IN MEMORIAM ANDRÉ PREVIN (1929-2019)

28/02/2019

A statement from the London Symphony Orchestra about André Previn (1929-2019)

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The London Symphony Orchestra is deeply saddened to hear of the death of its Conductor Emeritus André Previn. His relationship with the LSO spanned over 50 years, with his appointment as Principal Conductor in 1968 marking the start of a new era for the Orchestra. Under his leadership, the LSO performed to large audiences in the concert hall and on television, through André Previn’s Music Night, the show that turned Previn into a star and the LSO into a household name. He introduced new repertoire to the Orchestra, and many of the recordings made together remain definitive versions today. Read more

UPDATED! Cleveland Orchestra in 2019-20

27/02/2019

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Cleveland Orchestra in 2019-2020 

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announced details of their 2019-2020 season, with 76 concerts over 26 weeks. One significant highlight includes a festival designed to explore music and art that was banned, marginalized, and destroyed during the Nazis’ Degenerate Art movement, and the continuing impact of censorship on creative expression in society today. The festival will center on Alban Berg’s Lulu, one of the 20th century’s most influential operas, and includes partner programming with area arts institutions.

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Classical Music at the Barbican in 2019-20

26/02/2019

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The Barbican has announced its 2019-20 classical music season

  • Ground-breaking collaborations and innovative projects
  • Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven in his 250th birthday year
  • Leading venue for artistic excellence the season includes world-class visiting orchestras
  • Some of the most renowned soloists of our time
  • Premieres and rediscovered music
  • Thousands of discounted tickets to 14 – 25-year-olds through the Young Barbican scheme

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Diana Vishneva’s CONTEXT Festival Comes to London on 12 March

26/02/2019

M.ART PRESENTS THE FESTIVAL’S FIRST UK SHOWCASE OF THE BEST OF CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN CHOREOGRAPHY

ONE NIGHT ONLY at SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE  on TUESDAY 12TH MARCH 2019

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