The CBSO are back live at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall between May and July 2021

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ANNOUNCES RETURN TO LIVE CONCERTS

CBSO to stage eighteen socially-distanced concerts
at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall between May and July

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is to return to Symphony Hall Birmingham as restrictions are lifted to allow live performances for the first time this year, with concerts for socially-distanced audiences to take place each Wednesday from 19 May – 7 July.

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Exciting news from Opera North about its 2021/22 reopening

NEW DAWN FOR OPERA NORTH AS FIVE MAJOR NEW PRODUCTIONS MARK REOPENING

Opera North announces five new productions for its 2021/22 season and an eclectic programme of live music in the Howard Assembly Room, marking a crucial and celebratory moment for the national opera company in the North this Autumn as it also reopens its buildings in central Leeds following a transformational £18 million capital redevelopment programme, Music Works.

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New York Philharmonic to open Death of Classical’s third season of The Angel’s Share at Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery

The Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Death of Classical and The Green-Wood Cemetery have announced season three of their acclaimed concert series, The Angel’s Share. The series will offer seven in-person events in the Cemetery and Catacombs, and seven filmed programs broadcast on The WNET Group’s ALL ARTS TV channel and streaming on allarts.org and the ALL ARTS app.

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The Three Choirs Festival announces its Bold Adventure for 2021

THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL 2021

It was a bitter disappointment when the Covid pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 Three Choirs Festival in Worcester; this was the first time in its 300-year history that the Festival had been cancelled other than during war time. Since then, the outlook for live music-making in the UK has been very uncertain, but the highly successful vaccination programme and a very welcome significant reduction in case numbers has brought optimism and the Three Choirs has announced a programme for the 2021 Festival. The city of Worcester has again been given the opportunity to act as host and the Festival will run from 24 July to 1 August.

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Bespoke outdoor pavilions for August’s 2021 Edinburgh International Festival

Edinburgh International Festival to take place 7 – 29 August 2021
Live performances to be staged in bespoke outdoor pavilions
in iconic locations across Scotland’s capital, including Edinburgh Park
and the University of Edinburgh’s Old College Quad

Old College Quad during the 2021 EIF (artist impression) 

Visit eif.co.uk for further information about the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival

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More details of the Royal Opera House in Spring/Summer 2021

Royal Opera House announces packed schedule for Spring and Summer

The Royal Opera House is delighted to announce more details of its packed schedule of in-person and streamed Spring and Summer performances, with public booking opening on 7 May 2021 and the doors opening to socially-distanced, in-person audiences from 17 May 2021. 

Both The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera look forward to a host of world premieres, repertory favourites, and the world’s first opera in hyper-reality, all scheduled to take place on our beautiful and historic Main Stage, in our state-of-the-art Linbury Theatre, and streamed online as part of our ongoing #OurHouseToYourHouse programme.

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English Touring Opera announce 2021 digital season on ETO at Home

Easter Sunday: St John Passion
and Documentary on Freelance Opera Artists in Lockdown

On Easter Sunday, ETO will launch its 2021 digital season on ETO at Home, the company’s new streaming platform.

The platform will be launched with the Spring 2020 production of Bach’s St John Passion. The performance was recorded on the 5th of March 2020 at Hackney Empire before ETO’s Spring 2020 tour was cancelled. The film weaves together footage of the live performance with 90 individual video contributions made by choir members in isolation from Cumbria to Cornwall who were due to participate in performances across the country.

ETO’s St John Passion

The Passion will be accompanied by a 10-minute documentary exploring the lives of the production’s singers and musicians in the year since the performance. Both films will be free to access.

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The Royal Opera House reveals highlights of its plans for its first full season since 2019 

What is planned for the Royal Opera House in 2021/22

11 new productions, including 5 world premieres, and 20 revivals
An exciting roster of UK and international talent with many debuts
Full Season details to be announced on roh.org.uk on 1 June.  

The Royal Opera House is excited to share early plans for its 2021/22 Season, the first full Royal Opera House Season since 2019.  It includes five world premieres from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera as well as a wealth of British and international talent taking to our stages in the first full ROH Season for eighteen months.

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