András Keller and Concerto Budapest tour the UK and Ireland in September

András Keller and Concerto Budapest to embark on UK & Ireland Tour in September with Pierre-Laurent Aimard

András Keller conducts Concerto Budapest

12 September 2023* – Croydon Fairfield Hall
13 September 2023 – Guildford G-Live
14 September 2023 – London Cadogan Hall
15 September 2023 – Cheltenham Town Hall
17 September 2023 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
19 September 2023 – Dublin National Concert Hall

András Keller conductor / Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano / *Mihaly Berecz piano

Programme includes Liszt’s Rhapsody No.2, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5, Mozart Symphony No.40 in G Minor, Bartók’s Piano Concerto No.3 and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 ’Eroica’

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Update on the update about the future of English National Opera

Update on the future of English National Opera


Today, Arts Council England​ (ACE)​ announced a grant of £24 million for the English National Opera​ (ENO)​ for April 2024 to March 2026, and a longer timeframe for the ENO to complete the establishment of a new main base outside the capital.

During the 2024-26 period, the ENO will develop an artistic programme in the new city, whilst transitioning to a new business model, which will see the company deliver a substantial opera season every year in London while developing a significant performance and engagement programme in their new city. The ENO plans to confirm the location of the new city in December this year.  

The move to the new base will be completed by March 2029, rather than by March 2026 as originally envisaged. The longer timeframe will mean more stability, allow for consultation with staff, more work in London and more time for the ENO to develop partnerships in the new city and to establish a programme there.

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OperaUpClose’s The Flying Dutchman and We two were lovers – The Sea and I is now touring

Touring from Wednesday 28 June – Sunday 23 July: OperaUpClose and Manchester Camerata present The Flying Dutchman

From the SS Great Britain in Bristol to a former turbine factory in Liverpool, a radically re-imagined Wagner masterpiece tours to waterside venues

Words by Glyn Maxwell, orchestration by Laura Bowler in association with Robin Wallington and directed by Lucy Bradley

‘Compelling… Striking music theatre of considerable integrity and force’, ★★★★ Guardian on OperaUpCloses La traviata) / ‘Britain’s most adventurous orchestra’ The Times on Manchester Camerata

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Essex Summer Opera Festival’s The Elixir of Love and its Summer 2023 tour

Essex Summer Opera Festival is on tour in Summer 2023 New opera company Wild Arts to bring their trademark effervescent storytelling to Donizetti’s Elixir of Love at Layer Marney Tower, one of England’s finest Tudor Palaces. Donizetti, The Elixir of Love – 22, 24 and 25 June 2023 Wild Arts present a brilliant new production … Read more

North Yorkshire’s Ryedale Festival – 14th to 30th July 2023

Ryedale revels in a rich array of music, celebrating everything from Tchaikovsky to Troubadours

The Ryedale Festival returns in July with a brilliant range of concerts in stunning venues across North Yorkshire.

Director Christopher Glynn’s reputation for distinctive and insightful programming and for spotting and supporting early-career artists is never more present than in the 2023 Festival line-up.

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Speranza Scappucci is the Royal Opera House’s new Principal Guest Conductor

Royal Opera House appoints  Speranza Scappucci as Principal Guest Conductor

Speranza Scappucci conducting Attila (ROH 2022) © Tom Parker 

The Royal Opera House announces the appointment of Speranza Scappucci as Principal Guest Conductor of The Royal Opera. Scappucci will take up the position in September 2025, at the start of the 2025/26 Season, becoming the first Principal Guest Conductor since 1997.

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