Dorian: A Rock Musical has some impressive moments but doesn’t exactly come of age

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dorian: A Rock Musical (based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray): Filmed (directed by Julia Froud) in June 2021 and streaming from 16.7. to 12.8.2021 on Stream.Theatre (click here). (JPr)

John Addison (Lord Henry), Bart Lambert (Dorian Gray) and Robert Grose (Charlie Rose) (c) Stream.Theatre

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LPO at Glyndebourne: Johannes Kammler’s totally engrossing Mahler and Robin Ticciati’s exhilarating Dvořák

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dvořák and Mahler, London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Out of Chaos: Johannes Kammler (baritone), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Filmed 2.7.2021 in the Glyndebourne Opera House (by Maestro Broadcasting and directed by Dominic Best) and available on Marquee TV from 16.7.2021. (JPr)

Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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Aspen recitals touch upon Bach, blues and a ghost

Aspen Music Festival [4]: Aspen, Colorado, 13-15.7.2021. (HS) Program 10: Julia Bullock (classical singer), John Arida (piano), Harris Hall, 13.7.2021. Schubert – ‘Suleika I’; ‘Rastlose Liebe’ Wolf – from Spanisches Liederbuch: ‘In dem Schatten meiner Locken’; ‘Bedeckt mich mit Blumen’ Converse – ‘There is a Vine’; ‘One by One’ Weill – ‘Lost in the Stars’; … Read more

Dvořák quintet and Beethoven triple concerto highlight the weekend at Aspen

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [3]: Aspen, Colorado, 9-11.7.2021. (HS)

Stefan Jackiw (violin), Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Inon Barnatan (piano) and Ludovic Morlot (conductor) with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. Photo Credit: Carlin Ma.

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Jennifer France’s unforgettable Vixen crowns OHP’s Janáček production which has it all – comedy, pathos, delight and tears

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen (Přiíhody lišky Bystroušky) sung in English in the chamber version by Jonathan Dove): Soloists, Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Opera Holland Park, City of London Sinfonia / Jessica Cottis (conductor). Holland Park, London, 13.7.2021. (CC)

Members of the Children’s Chorus in The Cunning Little Vixen © Ali Wright

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Opera Holland Park’s ‘Opera in Song’ 25 to 27 July

Opera in Song from Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park is delighted to introduce Opera in Song: three programmes of Czech, English,  Italian, Russian, German, French and Spanish music, designed by Julien Van Mellaerts in collaboration  with Dylan Perez, to complement and illuminate the operas in the company’s 2021 Season.  

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Glyndebourne will move to full houses for the remainder of its Festival from 19 July 2021

UPDATE: Glyndebourne Festival 2021 

Following the government announcement that social distancing restrictions will be lifted on 19 July, Glyndebourne has confirmed that it will release more tickets to Glyndebourne Festival performances after that date. Audiences were previously capped at 50% of capacity.

All seats in the opera house’s 1,200-capacity auditorium will now be available for performances between 19 July and 29 August, with additional tickets to Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Verdi’s Luisa Miller, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and three concerts by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Ensuring the safety of its audiences remains Glyndebourne’s top priority. Glyndebourne is strongly encouraging the continued use of face coverings in the auditorium, in line with the theatre industry’s ‘See it safely’ guidance. A number of other safety measures will remain in place for Festival 2021 performances from 19 July onwards, including temperature testing, enhanced cleaning and contactless ticketing.

Glyndebourne chose to invest in a loss-making Festival this year in order to protect jobs and provide work to freelance artists, technicians and craftspeople. Every additional ticket that is sold this summer will support Glyndebourne’s long-term survival.

Public booking for the additional tickets will open at 10.00am on Sunday 18 July from click here

Previous announcement

Glyndebourne has confirmed its plans to proceed with its annual opera festival in 2021, with adaptations to ensure the show can go on, even if social distancing is still in place.

Glyndebourne Festival 2021 will run from 20 May until 29 August with new productions of Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová, Rossini’s Il turco in Italia and Verdi’s Luisa Miller, alongside a revival of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. In a change to original plans, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde will be presented as a semi-staged concert with a full orchestra, seated on the stage, to do justice to the opera’s epic score.

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