2019-20 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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The annual revealing of the upcoming season details for the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet, this year in the Linbury Theatre, set against the dark set for that evening’s production of Phaedra, promised no less than 17 new productions (including six world premieres), while the Royal Opera itself presents 24 co-productions, co-commissions and partnerships.

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Bregenz Festival 17 July – 18 August 2019

Bregenz Festival 2019

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This year’s Bregenz Festival (the 74th in its history) brings us, as its main open-air opera, Verdi’s Rigoletto. There will be 25 performances starting on 17th July and ending on 18th August. Massenet’s Don Quichotte is also showcased, with just three performances inside the Festspielhaus, on 18th, 21st and 29th July.

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Sergei Polunin and Friends at London Palladium 28 May – 1 June 2019

SERGEI POLUNIN & JOHAN KOBBORG STAR IN A NEW MIXED BILL 

AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM OPENING 28 MAY 2019

PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED INCLUDING WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘RASPUTIN’

International ballet stars Sergei Polunin and Johan Kobborg will perform in a new mixed programme at the London Palladium from 28 May to 1 June 2019.  The programme on 28, 29 and 30 May will feature three one-act ballets: Fraudulent Smile, Paradox and Sacré. The programme on 31 May and 1 June will feature the world premiere of Rasputin.

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English National Ballet Announces Winners of Emerging Dancer 2019

English National Ballet is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Emerging Dancer Award is Julia Conway.

Julia Conway receiving her award from host Adam Cooper (left)
and dancing the Flames of Paris pas de deux with Rentaro Nakaaki (right)

Having performed the Flames of Paris pas de deux with partner Rentaro Nakaaki and Untitled Code, a solo by choreographed by Rambert dancer Miguel Altunaga, Julia Conway was announced as winner on stage at Sadler’s Wells – and livestreamed to audiences across the world on Tuesday 7 May 2019 – by Artistic Director of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo.

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2019 Elgar Festival in Worcester from 30 May to 2 June

2019 Elgar Festival: 30 May – 2 June 2019

Festivals abound in the UK and here’s another one and one specific to a composer with an international reputation yet inextricably associated with England and Wales and with the city of his birth. Straddling the end of May and the start of June this year the City of Worcester and the English Symphony Orchestra hold the 2019 Elgar Festival.

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2019 English Music Festival from 24 to 27 May

 

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English Music Festival – Friday 24 May to Monday 27 May 2019

  • World premiere performances of tonal works from the heartland years of the English musical renaissance
  • A survey of the brightest and best from songs to works for smaller orchestras, choirs and two pianos
  • A practical vote of confidence in securing a hearing for British music of the twentieth century

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