Martin Yates and RSNO to give world premiere of The Future by Ralph Vaughan Williams

31/10/2019

World premiere performances of The Future by Ralph Vaughan Williams from the RNSO
in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Ralph Vaughan Williams

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CONDUCTOR HERVÉ NIQUET INTERVIEWED ABOUT GRÉTRY’S RICHARD, COEUR DE LION

21/10/2019

Hervé Niquet discusses Grétry’s opera, Richard, Coeur de Lion with Colin Clarke

Hervé Niquet  (c) Julien Mignot

Opéra Versailles’s production of Grétry’s Richard, Coeur de Lion recently was a great success (review click here). The morning after the first performance of the run, I meet Hervé Niquet in an achingly cool hotel in Versailles. Open and friendly, he is an interviewer’s dream. Read more

Surrey’s Grange Park Opera in 2020

16/10/2019

Grange Park Opera’s 2020 season

The 2020 season combines mainstays & eyebrow-raisers: the traditional and the unexpected. Sitting firmly in the latter category is a world première, The Life & Death of Alexander Litvinenko, promising to be one of the most discussed events of the summer.

The trump card is Ponchielli’s La Gioconda, one of the grandest of all Italian grand operas, demanding an array of vocal powerhouses. The season is rounded off by La bohème and Meet Me in St Louis and on the very last night, Grange Park Opera welcomes gorgeously costumed guest artists from The Royal Ballet. Read more

Abay Kazakh State Opera and Ballet Theatre at the London Coliseum on 17 November

08/10/2019

Abay Kazakh State Opera and Ballet Theatre UK Debut

For one night only on Sunday 17 November the London Coliseum hosts the UK debut of the Abay Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in a performance of two classic one-act ballets by Michel Fokine. Read more

HarrisonParrott celebrates 50 years at the Royal Festival Hall

07/10/2019

HarrisonParrott’s 50th anniversary celebrations

Jasper Parrot with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Paavo Järvi, Elim Chan
and Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaupo Kikkas

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Highgate International Chamber Music Festival’s Beethoven 249 in November

04/10/2019

Highgate International Chamber Music Festival, 23 – 30 November 2019 in Highgate, London.

The theme for 2019, Beethoven 249, sees HICMF celebrate this notable anniversary of the great man, with Beethoven featuring in each of the main concerts.

The festival opens with Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata (arr. for String Quintet) and much-loved String Quintet in C major, performed by Alexander SitkovetskyNatalie KloudaLaurence PowerSheku Kanneh-Mason and Ashok Klouda. Further highlights include Julian Bliss performing Beethoven’s Clarinet Trio Op.11 and Dohnányi’s Sextet Op.37, and on 28 November Classic FM presenter John Suchet provides spoken introductions to music by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. Read more

The Leeds Lieder Concert Series 2019-20

04/10/2019

Leeds Lieder announces 2019-20 Concert Series and advance information about 2020 Festival Read more

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival from 11 to 26 October 2019

27/09/2019

OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL 2019

Tales of Beyond – Magic, Myths and Mortals

The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival (11 – 26 October 2019) inhabits a world of storytelling and fairy tales, from Norse legend to the Brothers Grimm, from the Grim Reaper to Greek myth. Concerts, talks and study days will explore life, death and the mysterious areas between and beyond, with other events including live magic, a film screening, a ghost trail and more. Read more

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