The 75th Edinburgh International Festival in Summer 2022

Edinburgh International Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary, and 75 years of bringing world cultures together, with a programme defined by international partnerships and bold collaborations that span continents, generations and genres. Returning to Edinburgh’s theatres and concert halls at a scale not seen since 2019, 14 venues host 87 events and over 160 performances from over 2,300 artists – once again turning Edinburgh into a global celebration of world-class music, opera, dance and theatre. This year is also Fergus Linehan’s last as Festival Director before Nicola Benedetti takes up the role in October 2022.

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Zurich Opera in 2022-23

Season Preview – Zurich Opera 2022/23

Zurich’s new Ring cycle directed by Andreas Homoki and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda continues with Die Walküre with a cast including Christof Fischesser as Hunding, Tomasz Konieczny as Wotan and Camilla Nylund as Brünnhilde. Dates: September 18, 21, 29, October 2, 5, 8, 18. Siegfried has Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role. Performances on 5 March (2023), then 9 14 18 22 26 March.

There will be new productions of Offenbach’s Barkouf, Cavalli’s Eliogabalo, Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux (with Stephen Costello and Stéphane d’Oustrac).

Other new productions include Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence, and Turandot with Piotr Beczala as Calaf, making his debut in that role, and Sondra Radvanovsky as Turandot (June 2023).

There will be concert performances of Delibes’s Lakmé (April 2023)

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Nevill Holt Opera’s 2022 summer festival

Nevill Holt Opera (Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8EG) announces 2022 operas and an exciting festival of concerts and events – June to July 2022

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Nevill Holt Opera (NHO) has announced its 2022 summer festival, with well-loved operas La bohéme and The Barber of Seville followed by a further festival of performances from musicians and groups including Jess Gillam, Abel Selaocoe, Sam Jewison, the Dunedin Consort and many more. Following its successful 2021 season, which saw more people than ever before enjoy opera at Nevill Holt, NHO is now expanding its summer performances with a further eight concerts to encourage music-lovers to enjoy world-class music in the heart of Leicestershire.

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Three Choirs Festival comes to Hereford in 2022

Three Choirs Festival launches bold new programme for Hereford 2022 The Three Choirs Festival has launched its programme for 2022, where audiences will enjoy choosing from over eighty events taking place in and around Hereford between 23 and 30 July. From the festival’s signature choral concerts to chamber music, family events, theatre and more, the … Read more

Waterperry Opera Festival 2022

WATERPERRY OPERA FESTIVAL: Waterperry House and Gardens, Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ – Friday 12th August–Saturday 20th August 2022

This year Waterperry Opera Festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an innovative eight-day open-air festival in August 2022, that will not disappoint. Their programme will include an impressive eight productions, as well as a variety of talks, workshops, and more. Taking advantage of Waterperry’s extensive historic grounds, the festival will build on the experiences of the past four years to produce their finest festival yet.

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Bampton Classical Opera 2022

BAMPTON CLASSICAL OPERA 2022 – F J Haydn ‘Fool Moon’ (Il mondo della luna)

The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire: Friday 22, Saturday 23 July
Westonbirt School, Glos: Monday 29 August
St John’s Smith Square, London: Friday 16 September

Libretto: Carlo Goldoni
English Translation: Gilly French
Director/Designer: Jeremy Gray
Conductor: Thomas Blunt
Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera (Bampton, Westonbirt)
CHROMA (St John’s Smith Square)

Bampton Classical Opera’s summer 2022 production will be Haydn’s Il mondo della luna. This three act dramma giocosa from 1777 is the best-known of several operatic settings during the second half of the century of a delightfully crazy libretto by Carlo Goldoni.  As Mozart was to do later with Così fan tutte, Haydn was inspired by a bizarre plot of disguise and deception to create a score of ravishing beauty and wit.  How better to persuade an over-protective but gullible father to allow the marriages of his daughters than to persuade him that he has been transported to the moon?

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