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Opera Park 2022 season announced

17th August 2021

Opera Holland Park’s 2022 Season will open on 31 May 2022, with new productions of Eugene Onegin and Carmen. The second half of the 2022 Season will feature the UK premiere of Mark Adamo’s 1998 opera, Little Women, adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s classic coming-of-age novel. Postponed from 2020, Delius’s verismo opera Margot la Rouge […]

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WNO announces more details of autumn 2021 season

11th August 2021

Welsh National Opera has announced more details of its Autumn 2021 Season which includes a new production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. It follows the announcement that Wales Millennium Centre, its home base, is opening the main auditorium, the Donald Gordon Theatre, on September 9, in time for the WNO season. The Company has confirmed it […]

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Academy of Ancient Music’s season opens with Haydn’s The Creation

10th August 2021

Academy of Ancient Music (AAM) opens its first season under new Music Director Laurence Cummings on Tuesday, September 28 with Haydn’s The Creation. Co-produced by the Barbican, the performance will include a visual narrative from projection designer Nina Dunn. The AAM choir and orchestra are joined by a solo cast including Mary Bevan, Stuart Jackson, […]

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Iford Arts New Generation Artists to perform Pagliacci

8th August 2021

Iford Arts New Generation Artists will be performing Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci at Belcombe Court. Alongside two returning young artists, Fiona Finsbury (Elixir of Love 2019) and Dan de Souza (Fairy Queen 2016) as the lovers Nedda and Silvio, the three new IANGA artists Welsh lyric tenor Thomas Kinch will sing Canio, Ryan Vaughan Davies will sing […]

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Susan Bullock to sing at Iford Arts festival at Belcombe Court

8th August 2021

Iford Arts is returning to the 18th century grounds of Belcombe Court for the 2021 season from August 21 with an eclectic mixture of musical treats including Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Susan Bullock singing the Easter Hymn from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana. The Company announced its season and plans during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and that it […]

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Glyndebourne to support freelancers

4th August 2021

Glyndebourne is launching a fund to support freelancer artists and creatives in the wake of the disproportionate effect the COVID-a9 pandemic has had on this sector. Details of the Glyndebourne Freelancer Fund will be developed ths year but the Company has committed to ring-fence funds equivalent to 10% of the value of its annual freelancer […]

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South Facing Festival to include ENO Tosca

4th August 2021

South Facing Festival at Crystal Palace Bowl in Crystal Palace Park, South London, includes two open-air performances of Tosca from English National Opera on Friday August 27 and Sunday August 29. British conductor Richard Farnes will lead the ENO Orchestra and Chorus. The young cast will include Natalya Romaniw in the title role and Cavaradossi […]

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Glyndebourne joins the Race to Zero

4th August 2021

Glyndebourne is working towards the long-term goal of becoming carbon neutral in its direct operations and, in conjunction with the COP26 meeting in Scotland this autumn, has signed up to the SME Climate Commitment to halve its CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Next January Glyndebourne marks the 10th anniversary […]

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Glyndebourne 2022 season focus on women composers

4th August 2021

Works by six female composers, comprising two new operas and a rarely performed influential work, will be staged at Glyndebourne in 2022. Pioneering feminist composer Ethel Smyth’s work The Wreckers will open Glyndebourne Festival 2022. The Company described the opera as a powerful, cinematic psychodrama set on the Cornish coast, the most successful of Smyth’s […]

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Opera North “homegrown” events

27th July 2021

A series of “homegrown” events are being scheduled by Opera North among its international programme for the Howard Assembly Room’s reopening season this autumn. Opera North says the programme will bring together artists and organisations from the north and performers from the Company’s ensembles to the stage, and putting the venue at the heart of […]

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