Roman River 2019 Festival

27/05/2019

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INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR ROMAN RIVER 2019 FESTIVAL

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NEW! Ex Cathedra’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2019-20

22/05/2019

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‘From the heart’ – Ex Cathedra announces its 50th anniversary season

Ex Cathedra, the world-class choir and Early Music ensemble founded in Birmingham by Jeffrey Skidmore, has announced a typically distinctive season of concerts for its 50th anniversary season, a programme that comes ‘from the heart’ – as Beethoven wrote in the score of his Missa Solemnis, one of the highlights of the season. Read more

‘MUSICAL MAGIC’: AN INTERVIEW WITH VIOLINIST HENNING KRAGGERUD

21/05/2019

Geoffrey Newman in Conversation with Henning Kraggerud

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There are few artists who convey a greater sense of communication and discovery in the concert hall than Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud. There is a life-enhancing glow in his appearances, and one surmises that his bountiful inspiration must come from somewhere – perhaps from a tradition that stresses experimentation and an almost Renaissance diversity in musical reach. Kraggerud is not only a beautifully fine-toned and sensitive violin soloist and chamber musician, but a devoted educator, a play/direct specialist, a (sometimes) violist and a composer. Read more

UPDATED! 2019-20 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

14/05/2019

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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. Read more

Bregenz Festival 17 July – 18 August 2019

14/05/2019

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

09/05/2019

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. Read more

English National Ballet Announces Winners of Emerging Dancer 2019

08/05/2019

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. Read more

CONDUCTOR THOMAS SANDERLING IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

04/05/2019

Thomas Sanderling talks to Gregor Tassie

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