Joubert Receives Ovation at World Premiere of Jane Eyre in Concert Form

United KingdomUnited Kingdom John Joubert, Jane Eyre (a concert performance of John Joubert’s opera after the novel of Charlotte Brontë to the libretto of Kenneth Birkin): Soloists, English Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Woods (conductor), The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, Birmingham, 25.10.2016. (GR)

John Joubert’s Jane Eyre with the English Symphony Orchestra (c) Pierre Joubert

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World Première of Nick Powell’s Cold Calling: The Arctic Project Blows Hot and Cold

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nick Powell, Cold Calling: The Arctic Project (a musical-theatre experience created and composed by Nick Powell, written and directed by Anthony Neilson): City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Jonathan Bloxham (conductor). Studio Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 16.9.2016. (GR)

Photo credit: Robert Day
Cold Calling: The Arctic Project (c) Robert Day

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The More the Merrier: A Kaleidoscope of Shakespeare from Birmingham Royal Ballet

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ciupinski, Purcell & Ellington/Strayhorn – a triple bill of ballet comprising Wink, The Moor’s Pavane and The Shakespeare Suite: Birmingham Royal Ballet with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis (conductor) and the Colin Towns’ Mask Orchestra / Paul Murphy (conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 22.6.2016. (GR)

BRB’s The Shakespeare Suite (c) Bill Cooper

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City of Sounds – Saying Goodbye to Birmingham Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom From Monteverdi to Sondheim via Schubert – A Vocal Gala Evening: Performers from the Birmingham Conservatoire – singers from the Vocal and Operatic Department, the Chamber Choir and members of the Orchestra, a programme devised by Julian Pike and Michael Barry. Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham, 21.6.2016. (GR)

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BRB deliver hilarious fayre with The Taming of the Shrew

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Kurt-Heinz Stolze (after Domenico Scarlatti), The Taming of the Shrew: A Birmingham Royal Ballet production to the choreography of John Cranko, with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Wolfgang Heinz (conductor). Birmingham Hippodrome, 16.6.2016. (GR)

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The Tamong of the Shrew (Elisha Willis as Katherina and Iain Mackay as Petruchio)
(c) Andrew Ross

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