2020 Celebration of Aldeburgh Festivals with BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four – 12-28 June

A Celebration of Aldeburgh Festivals – 12 – 28 June

Highlights include:

  • ‘Opening Night’ broadcast of Britten on Camera on BBC Four followed by Struan Leslie’s Illuminations – a staging including circus performers of Britten’s Les Illuminations – seen for the first time on Britten Pears Arts’ YouTube Channel
  • Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach will be available on BBC iPlayer later this month
  • Create your own Aldeburgh Musicircus experience online
  • BBC Radio 3 to broadcast six archive performances from Aldeburgh Festival between 19 – 26 June
  • Aldeburgh Festival invites audiences to share their memories from its 72 festivals

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Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020

OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL 2020

Sholto Kynoch, Artistic Director of Oxford Lieder Festival

UK’S BIGGEST SONG FESTIVAL PAVES THE WAY FOR A NEW AND SUSTAINABLE MODEL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

The Oxford Lieder Festival will go ahead this October, with a bold programme and trailblazing approach to the challenges currently facing the classical music industry. Over eight days and 35 events, the Festival will be fully live, ticketed, and presented from special venues in and around Oxford, completely online. With a roster of internationally renowned artists and the pick of the new generation, Oxford Lieder continues as a pioneering and innovative champion of the art of song, and addresses the difficult issue of paid online classical music head-on with a new, sustainable model.

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BBC to show the ROH’s first post-lockdown performance and their other recent music news

The BBC is to broadcast the Royal Opera House’s first post-lockdown performance across TV and radio later this month.

The concert, which will take place without a live audience, is scheduled for 13 June, hosted by the venue’s director of music Antonio Pappano.

It will feature a dance premiere by Wayne McGregor, resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet, as well as music by Britten, Handel and Butterworth.

Radio 3 will air the show on 15 June, with TV highlights later in the month.

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The Metropolitan Opera (2020–)2021 season update

The Met in 2021

Based on current information regarding the ongoing health crisis, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the first few months of the 2020–21 season. We now expect to re-open our doors and welcome audiences back to the Met on 31 December 2020, with a special gala performance, the details of which will be shared at a later date.

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Semi-staged Das Rheingold on Deutsche Oper Berlin’s parking deck from 12 June

Das Rheingold opens Friday 12 June at 7.30pm

Semi-staged version of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold in a chamber composition by British composer Jonathan Dove, with 22 musicians and 12 singers on the parking deck of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In German without surtitles. (90 mins/no interval.)

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A breath of fresh air: Opera Holland Park announces 2021 season

Opera Holland Park 2021 Opera Holland Park’s 2021 season with resident orchestra City of London Sinfonia will open on 1 June with new productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, and a revival of the company’s celebrated 2018 staging of Verdi’s La traviata. Casts and performance dates will be announced in … Read more

Woody Allen comes back fighting with a book and A Rainy Day in New York

A Rainy Day in New York: Written and directed by Woody Allen, and starring: Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, Rebecca Hall. Cert 12, 89 mins. (JPr)

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