San Francisco Opera’s upcoming 2023-2024 season emphasizes fresh works

San Francisco Opera – September 2023 to June 2024

Music director Eun Sun Kim and general director Matthew Shilvock © Codey Pickens

Works by contemporary composers Mason Bates, Rhiannon Giddens and Kaija Saariaho bring fresh voices to San Francisco Opera’s next season at the War Memorial Opera House and continues a trend to present new works.

Adding to last fall’s world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra by John Adams and this coming June’s El último sueño de Frida y Diego by Gabriela Lena Frank, these three pieces place San Francisco squarely in an era that is reviving interest in modern opera.

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Go to New York without leaving your hometown with the Met Opera’s Live in HD performances in 2023  

The Met: Live in HD – January to June 2023 

Tim Yip’s set design for Parsifal

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition cinema broadcasts, distributed in the UK by Trafalgar Releasing, offers a unique opportunity to visit New York from the comfort of your local cinema in 2023. From January – June 2023, seven incredible performances will be broadcast live from the Met stage in New York to cinemas worldwide. Audiences will also enjoy exclusive behind-the-scenes access, including backstage interviews with artists and more.

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Classical Vauxhall returns for its fourth edition in March 2023

Classical Vauxhall
Thursday March 2nd to Sunday 5th March
St Mark’s Church, Kennington

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Classical Vauxhall is delighted to announce the fourth edition of the acclaimed classical music festival in the heart of London’s most diverse and electric neighbourhoods. Running from March 2nd to 5th we welcome Nicky Spence and Sholto Kynoch, Rakhi Singh, The Julian Bliss Septet, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Clifton Harrison and Jamal Aliyev. 

Tickets for all concerts are £20, with concessions. You can read the full lineup and how to purchase tickets here.

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English Touring Opera’s national tour Spring 2023

English Touring Opera’s Spring season 25 February – 27 May 2023

English Touring Opera presents two brand new productions of Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia and Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims in Spring 2023

Spring season also includes a revival of the acclaimed 2020 production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare

London, Poole, Sheffield, Norwich, York, Durham, Chester, Cambridge, Snape, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Buxton, Leamington Spa and Exeter

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Soprano Nadine Benjamin MBE joins Lambeth Orchestra for a Gala Concert on 18 January

50 years of Lambeth Orchestra 

Lambeth Orchestra celebrates 50 years of music-making with an ambitious programme at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 18th January 2023.

Lambeth-born Nadine Benjamin joins the celebrations by performing Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs. The rest of the programme includes Humperdinck’s Overture, Hansel and Gretel, and Mahler’s Symphony No.1 (including Blumine)

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David Lang’s new opera note to a friend will be presented by the Japan Society and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan as part of the 2023 Prototype Festival and he talks to Daniele Sahr about its composition

David Lang © Peter Serling

On 12 January, David Lang’s note to a friend will premiere at the Japan Society as part of New York’s Prototype Festival of new opera.

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