English National Ballet in 2024/25: New Season, New Nutcracker

English National Ballet’s 75th Season

  • World premiere of English National Ballet’s new production of Nutcracker choreographed by Artistic Director, Aaron S. Watkin and Arielle Smith
  • The Forsythe Programme to be performed at Sadler’s Wells, featuring the world premiere of a new work created for English National Ballet by William Forsythe
  • Akram Khan’s Giselle returns to London for the first time since 2019
  • English National Ballet marks its 75th Season with a free, 10-day digital celebration
  • Extensive programme of Engagement work offered alongside performances

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Opera Philadelphia in 2024-2025

Opera Philadelphias 2024-25 season to feature works by Missy Mazzoli, Joseph Bologne & Mozart

Opera Philadelphia’s 2024-25 season will open in September with the American premiere of The Listeners by Missy Mazzoli, with a libretto by Royce Vavrek. Co-commissioned by Opera Philadelphia, Norwegian National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, the opera is based on Jordan Tannahill’s novel of the same name. It is an electrifying thriller about social rejection, suburban loneliness and the seductive power of cults and charismatic leaders in a divided nation.

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Shostakovich Festival Leipzig 2025 – 15 May to 1 June

Shostakovich Festival Leipzig 2025

Shostakovich’s music has much in common with Beethoven and Mahler by sharing in their creativity the ideals of humanity, freedom and justice. It is no coincidence that Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony was composed like Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony during a time when Vienna and Leningrad were under siege. It is for the shared values of human dignity entwined in their magnificently expressive scores that more and more people are drawn to their music.

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English Touring Opera in Spring 2024

English Touring Opera presents new productions of Manon Lescaut and The Rake’s Progress for Spring 2024 tour (24 February – 28 May 2024)

  • New English translation of Manon Lescaut by director Jude Christian
  • New productions and opera for children, The Great Stink, to reach thousands of people in more than 20 towns and cities across the country

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2023-24 season

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continues its 2023/24 season, which is supported by Season Sponsor Investec and filled with symphonic performances across the South West and beyond.

Kirill Karabits © Mark Allan

Highlights include performances under the baton of Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits in his final season, which concludes in a three-week celebration of music that both reflects on his tenure to date and the BSO’s ongoing commitment to repertoire from Karabits’s native Ukraine and its surrounding regions.

Kirill Karabits celebrates his 15-year tenure as Chief Conductor following a sensational relationship lasting a decade and a half. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s final season with Kirill Karabits as Chief Conductor began last autumn and sees the BSO celebrate a broad range of repertoire with Karabits, from the symphonies of Brahms, Bruckner and Borodin to rarities including a concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta (8 May).

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Bampton Classical Opera in 2024

Bampton Classical Opera 2024 Season

Giuseppe Gazzaniga, L’isola d’Alcina – Alcina’s Island (1772)

Performances:
The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire – Friday 19, Saturday 20 July
Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire – Monday 26 August
The Barn at Old Walland, Wadhurst, Sussex – Saturday 31 August
St John’s Smith Square, London – Friday 13 September

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London’s Opera Holland Park in 2024

Introducing Opera Holland Park’s 2024 Season, including current casting and booking dates

Comedies, tragedies and a cavalcade of deceptions and disguises

Characters from carnival, commedia dell’arte and classical myth tell stories of transformation, enchantment and revenge in Opera Holland Park’s 2024 Season. A diva confronts a corrupt chief of police in the grit and glamour of 1960s Rome. A barber plays puppet-master in Seville, outwitting his clients in an attempt to prevent an unwanted wedding. A Flemish knight must choose between vice and virtue, while a sea nymph tries to elude an amorous Sicilian cyclops. In London and Calabria, the arrival of travelling players leads to chaos. And in an elegant villa in Piedmont, a newly married couple navigate their first falling out.

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Hampshire’s The Grange Festival in 2024

The Grange Festival celebrates its 2024 season with an exciting and eclectic mix of ballet, opera and jazz (6 June – 6 July)

The Grange Festival presents an opening night of dance followed by new productions of L’incoronazione di PoppeaTosca and The Rake’s Progress and showcases the unique talents of vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Dan Tepfer

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