NEW! London’s Wigmore Hall in 2020-2021

30/01/2020

WIGMORE HALL ANNOUNCES ITS 2020-2021 SEASON

Programme of concerts, learning events and broadcasts continues to expand as Wigmore Hall draws record numbers to its 550-capacity auditorium, with c.200,000 attendances at the Hall last season Read more

NEW! Tamara Rojo’s new Raymonda and ENB in 2020-2021

30/01/2020

English National Ballet’s 2020-2021 Season

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  • Tamara Rojo CBE to direct and choreograph her first ballet, Raymonda, after Marius Petipa
  • Raymonda to receive world premiere in Manchester, before UK Tour
  • Triple bill of works by William Forsythe to be performed at Sadler’s Wells
  • 2020 marks English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary year
  • 10th Anniversary of English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme

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NEW! A Q&A WITH UKRAINIAN SOPRANO LIUDMYLA MONASTYRSKA

25/01/2020

Liudmyla Monastyrska

Ukrainian dramatic soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska had early success as a principal soloist with the Ukraine National Opera, as well as, singing at St. Peterburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre. Important debuts followed in Berlin as Tosca (2010), at Covent Garden she sang Aida (2011) and in this same role she first appeared at the Met in 2012. She sang Abigaille opposite Plácido Domingo in Nabucco at Covent Garden in 2013 (Jim Pritchard described her voice as having ‘a great range of dynamics and colour but also the capability to sing a line softly when required’) and 2016. Liudmyla Monastyrska returns to Covent Garden as Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana in a production broadcast to cinemas on 21 April. Before that she makes an eagerly awaited return to La Scala in Milan as Leonora in Il trovatore in Alvis Hermanis’s production and conducted by Nicola Luisotti. In her answers to some questions from Seen and Heard International Liudmyla Monastyrska gives an insight into her background, training and the roles she sings. Read more

NEW! Aldeburgh Festival from 12 – 28 June 2020

22/01/2020

Aldeburgh Festival 2020 (12 – 28 June)

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Priority booking will open from 14 January. General booking will open on 18 February. Read more

NEW! A Q&A WITH CHINESE SOPRANO HUI HE

16/01/2020

Hui He had a great success recently on her return to New York’s Metropolitan Opera as Madama Butterfly (review click here) and answers Seen and Heard International’s questions about her life and her career. Read on for more about her ‘journey in the world of opera’ from China’s Shaanxi province to Verona and the world’s greatest concert halls and opera houses. Read more

Beethoven 250 at London’s Barbican

01/01/2020

Barbican celebrates Beethoven at 250

Barbican Box Office: 0845 120 7550
www.barbican.org.uk Read more

BEST OF 2019 FROM SOME OF OUR REVIEWERS

28/12/2019

Some Seen and Heard-International reviewers pick their Best of 2019 Read more

NEW! PIANIST ZLATA CHOCHIEVA IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN

28/12/2019

Zlata Chochieva talks to Geoffrey Newman

Zlata Chochieva © Evengy Evtyukhov

Since the release of her Piano Classics discs of Chopin and Rachmaninoff five years ago, 34-year-old, Moscow-born Zlata Chochieva has climbed firmly into the international spotlight. Read more

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