Royal Opera House to thank NHS workers with programme of live, world-class opera and ballet


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As the country emerges from lockdown restrictions, the Royal Opera House is delighted to announce a suite of performances, partnerships and events, as well as a special performance by the Royal Opera Chorus for hospital radios up and down the UK, to say thank you to the amazing staff of the NHS.

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The CBSO are back live at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall between May and July 2021


CBSO to stage eighteen socially-distanced concerts
at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall between May and July

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is to return to Symphony Hall Birmingham as restrictions are lifted to allow live performances for the first time this year, with concerts for socially-distanced audiences to take place each Wednesday from 19 May – 7 July.

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Exciting news from Opera North about its 2021/22 reopening


Opera North announces five new productions for its 2021/22 season and an eclectic programme of live music in the Howard Assembly Room, marking a crucial and celebratory moment for the national opera company in the North this Autumn as it also reopens its buildings in central Leeds following a transformational £18 million capital redevelopment programme, Music Works.

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New York Philharmonic to open Death of Classical’s third season of The Angel’s Share at Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery

The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Death of Classical and The Green-Wood Cemetery have announced season three of their acclaimed concert series, The Angel’s Share. The series will offer seven in-person events in the Cemetery and Catacombs, and seven filmed programs broadcast on The WNET Group’s ALL ARTS TV channel and streaming on and the ALL ARTS app.

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The Three Choirs Festival announces its Bold Adventure for 2021


It was a bitter disappointment when the Covid pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 Three Choirs Festival in Worcester; this was the first time in its 300-year history that the Festival had been cancelled other than during war time. Since then, the outlook for live music-making in the UK has been very uncertain, but the highly successful vaccination programme and a very welcome significant reduction in case numbers has brought optimism and the Three Choirs has announced a programme for the 2021 Festival. The city of Worcester has again been given the opportunity to act as host and the Festival will run from 24 July to 1 August.

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The Paris Opera announces the appointment of Gustavo Dudamel as its new Music Director

Gustavo Dudamel is the new Music Director of the Paris Opera from August 2021

Gustavo Dudamel © Julien Mignot

L’Opéra national de Paris and its General Manager Alexander Neef have announced the appointment of Gustavo Dudamel as Music Director for six seasons commencing 1 August 2021.

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Bespoke outdoor pavilions for August’s 2021 Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival to take place 7 – 29 August 2021
Live performances to be staged in bespoke outdoor pavilions
in iconic locations across Scotland’s capital, including Edinburgh Park
and the University of Edinburgh’s Old College Quad

Old College Quad during the 2021 EIF (artist impression) 

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More details of the Royal Opera House in Spring/Summer 2021

Royal Opera House announces packed schedule for Spring and Summer

The Royal Opera House is delighted to announce more details of its packed schedule of in-person and streamed Spring and Summer performances, with public booking opening on 7 May 2021 and the doors opening to socially-distanced, in-person audiences from 17 May 2021. 

Both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera look forward to a host of world premieres, repertory favourites, and the world’s first opera in hyper-reality, all scheduled to take place on our beautiful and historic Main Stage, in our state-of-the-art Linbury Theatre, and streamed online as part of our ongoing #OurHouseToYourHouse programme.

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