The Royal Opera House’s Exciting 2018/19 Cinema Season

05/09/2018

The Royal Opera House celebrates 10-years of live cinema broadcasts

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See Pop-Up Opera’s La Tragédie de Carmen this Autumn

30/08/2018

Pop-Up Opera: Autumn Season 2018

La Tragédie de Carmen

Thursday 20th September – Friday 23rd November 2018

Pop-Up Opera return this autumn with a reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece La Tragédie de Carmen.  In 1981 Peter Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to reimagine this emotive opera and, now, Pop-Up Opera will stage this stripped back incarnation.  Sung in French with Pop-Up Opera’s signature ‘silent movie’ captions in English, this dark and thrilling piece may not always be as you expect. Read more

This October Carlos Acosta Returns to London to Celebrate Thirty Years in Dance

28/08/2018

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CARLOS ACOSTA – A CELEBRATION THIRTY YEARS IN DANCE

The Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AP

2, 3, 4 and 5 October 2018 at 7.30pm

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Internationally renowned Carlos Acosta is delighted to announce the repertoire that he will be performing, alongside his company Acosta Danza, for four special performances only at the Royal Albert Hall from 2nd to 5th October. Read more

THE GESUALDO SIX IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

24/08/2018

 

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Owain Park talks to Geoffrey Newman 

Few young British choral ensembles have climbed more readily into audiences’ affections than The Gesualdo Six, led by 24-year-old Owain Park. Formed in 2014 for a performance of Don Carlo Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories for Maundy Thursday at Trinity College Cambridge, and along with Park, it features a handpicked group of England’s finest young consort singers: Guy James and Alex Chance (countertenors), Joseph Wicks and Josh Cooter (tenors), Michael Craddock (baritone) and Samuel Mitchell (bass). Read more

A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG

22/08/2018

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To admirers of great singing Petra Lang needs little introduction because of her superb performances on the world’s leading opera stages and concert platforms. In recent years, especially, she has brought the audiences at the annual Bayreuth Festival to their feet to acclaim her wonderful portrayals of Ortrud (review click here) and Isolde (review click here). Seen and Heard was delighted when Petra Lang agreed to answer our questions to look back – amongst much else – at how she began as a singer, who gave her advice along the way, a singer’s life, her thoughts on the roles she has sung and the colleagues she has worked with, as well as, her own advice for young singers. Read more

Ten Debussy Premieres at the York Late Music Concert Series on 1 September

16/08/2018

TEN NEW DEBUSSYS PROJECT CELEBRATES DEBUSSY’S CENTENARY

 Venue: St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel (York) – Saturday 1 September 2018, 7.30PM

Marking the centenary of Debussy’s death, on Saturday 1 September the York Late Music Concert Series presents Ten New Debussys, an evening of new music inspired and framed by works by the French composer. Read more

The Roman River Music Festival Returns This September

13/08/2018

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR ROMAN RIVER FESTIVAL 2018

FOR SEEN AND HEARD’S REVIEW OF THE CONCERT ON 29 SEPTEMBER

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Starring over 80 world-class performers, Roman River Music presents a spectacular array of theatre, talks, music and debates, throughout a fun filled 10-day festival – taking place within unusual buildings across Colchester and the surrounding areas, between Thursday 20​th and Sunday 30th September 2018Read more

Opera Appreciation Talks this Autumn from Helen Astrid

12/08/2018

Opera Appreciation Talks

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This autumn, opera singer Helen Astrid (formerly English National Opera) will reveal the beauty, fascination and myths surrounding one of the most celebrated of all art forms. Read more

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