CONDUCTOR ELIM CHAN IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

Gregor Tassie Interviews Elim Chan

Elim Chan (c) Willeke Machiels

The young Chinese conductor Elim Chan has enjoyed a highly successful career since she won her breakthrough competition at the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition roughly four years ago and which immediately gave her the opportunity of working as an assistant conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra. In London she had the opportunity of being mentored by Valery Gergiev (who invited her to conduct the Mariinsky Orchestra in St Petersburg), Michael Tilson-Thomas and Sir Antonio Pappano. In 2017 she was appointed chief conductor at Norrlandsoperan in Umea, Sweden, and principal guest conductor at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and at the beginning of 2018, she was appointed chief conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra from the 2019-2020 season. In a short period, Chan has worked with some of the best orchestras worldwide, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

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Royal Opera House Cinema Festival Begins Monday 3 December in State-of-the-Art Linbury Theatre

Antonio Pappano and Darcey Bussell among guest presenters at the new Royal Opera House Cinema Festival

Guest presenters will offer exclusive performance insights during the Royal Opera House Cinema Festival, which opens on Monday 3 December in the state-of-the-art Linbury Theatre. Famous faces include former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell (presenting Sylvia, 7 December, 7pm) and Music Director of The Royal Opera Antonio Pappano (presenting Otello, 21 December, 7pm, and The Flying Dutchman, 29 December, 7pm). The festival, which includes 11 free opera and ballet performances for children, runs until Sunday 6 January.

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English National Ballet at the London Coliseum 13 December 2018 – 20 January 2019

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English National Ballet
Nutcracker … Swan Lake … Manon

London Coliseum
13 December 2018 – 20 January 2019
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This Winter, English National Ballet presents three critically acclaimed productions, Nutcracker (review click here)Swan Lake (review click here) and Manon (review click here), at the London Coliseum. The company today announces Principal Casting for performances of Nutcracker and Manon, and, an additional performance of Manon.

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The Royal Opera House’s Sundays for a Fiver Festival in November

Festivals at the Royal Opera House © Sim Canetty-Clarke/ROH 2015

Month of Sundays Festival for a fiver in November

The Royal Opera House is throwing open its doors every Sunday in November for an immersive new festival programme at just £5 per personExclusive pop-up opera and ballet performances will animate the new Royal Opera House spaces; upcycling workshops will transform props of the past; and dance workshops will help you to limber up before you fall down the rabbit hole with Alice to drink tea at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Each weekend, audiences are encouraged to feel something new, with a unique range of daytime events and activities for all ages.

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