2019 Autumn English Music Festival from 27 to 29 September

17/09/2019

2019 AUTUMN ENGLISH MUSIC FESTIVAL – AYSGARTH, NORTH YORKSHIRE

This year’s Northern complement to the Dorchester-on-Thames English Music Festival takes place once more in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, Leyburn DL8 3SR near the famous Falls. The programme over the weekend of 27-29 September 2019 is again confined (and ‘confined’ that is not really the word) to chamber music events. Read more

SOPRANO ANGELA GHEORGHIU IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON

11/09/2019

Angela Gheorghiu talks to Michael Cookson

Angela Gheorghiu © Cosmin Gogu

Clearly relishing the beautiful summer weather in Dresden, the day I met Angela Gheorghiu for interview at her hotel she was looking cool in her blue and white striped summer dress, straw hat and wearing sandals. Bringing her family with her the Romanian soprano was in rehearsal for a few days preparing for her appearance in her signature role as heroine Tosca in the revival of Johannes Schaaf production at Semperoper. This is my report (click here) from what was one of the finest performances I have encountered in an opera house, a special Tosca with Gheorghiu in imperious form. Read more

Opera Loki’s Madam Butterfly can be seen in Alton and London this September

06/09/2019

Opera Loki’s Madam Butterfly

Opera Loki cuts right to the soulful heart of Puccini’s famous tale of love, desire and betrayal Read more

The Refugee Orchestra Project Comes to LSO St Luke’s on Sunday 1st September

29/08/2019

THE REFUGEE ORCHESTRA PROJECT 

A one-off concert in aid of Refugee Action

LSO St Luke’s, Sunday 1st September 2019 Read more

NOW REVIEWED! MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO AND JULIET IN CINEMAS FROM 22 OCTOBER

24/08/2019

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet Comes to Cinemas
in the UK and Ireland in October

Running time 93 mins / BBFC TBC / Released in cinemas nationwide
22 October 2019

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet – to be screened in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from Tuesday 22 October (running time 93mins): Dancers and Orchestra of the New Adventures company / Brett Morris (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and filmed live at Sadler’s Wells, London. Reviewed by Jim Pritchard.

Sir Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet (c) Johan Persson

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Saffron Opera Group’s Tristan und Isolde on Sunday 15 September

21/08/2019

SAFFRON OPERA GROUP PRESENTS TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

FORMER TRIUMPHS INCLUDE THE RING CYCLE, PARSIFAL, DIE MEISTERSINGER

THRILLING CAST OF ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING ARTISTS IN OPERA’S GREATEST LOVE STORY

‘A most remarkable concert performance… superb’
(Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph, on Parsifal)

Saffron Opera Group intends to build on its critically-lauded run of Wagnerian triumphs with the composer’s sublime hymn to the agonies and ecstasies of love, Tristan und Isolde. The concert performance takes place on 15 September in Saffron Hall. Read more

IMS Prussia Cove: Autumn Tour 2019

16/08/2019

Shai Wosner © Miles Essex

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This Year’s International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival at Buxton and Harrogate

19/07/2019

The 26th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

Buxton Opera House 24-29 July 2019

Royal Hall, Harrogate 7-18 August 2019

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