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The Grange Festival’s 2021 season (24 June – 24 July)

Summer 2021 sees new productions of La Cenerentola and Manon Lescaut as well as a remake of Paul Curran’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream   The season also includes three staged concert performances of My Fair Lady and spoken theatre for the first time with a new production of Shakespeare’s King Lear  “The entire event was a credit to Chance for opting for …

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Southbank Centre will reopen to audiences in May and present an ambitious summer of artistic activity

The Hayward Gallery will reopen on 19 May and the Royal Festival Hall (including the National Poetry Library), will reopen on 21 May with live events from 28 May. Reunion – Summer at the Southbank will see the UK’s largest multi-arts centre come back to life with outdoor events and world-class music-making across its iconic …

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The Royal Opera House reveals highlights of its first full Season since 2019

The Royal Opera House is excited to share early plans for its 2021/22 Season, the first full Royal Opera House Season since 2019.    Today we reveal highlights including 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 …

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Barbican announces reopening and new programme for the spring and summer 2021

The Barbican today announces an exciting programme of new live events and digital content for spring and summer. In line with the latest government guidance, the Barbican is preparing to reopen its Art Gallery, Cinemas, Shop and Cafes, and welcome back live audiences in the Hall, in the week of 17 May 2021; followed by …

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English National Opera and BBC Two announce the broadcast of Handel’s Messiah, captured exclusively for television this Easter

English National Opera (ENO) and BBC Two today announce that a specially-created concert of Handel’s Messiah will be recorded for exclusive broadcast on BBC Two this Easter.  The hour-long performance of Handel’s much-loved masterpiece will be imaginatively staged at the London Coliseum, and filmed specifically for a television audience. With no live audience present, the performance will …

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Adele named the UK official best-selling female album artist of the century

National Album Day will return for its fourth edition on Saturday, 16th October and this year will take as its theme Celebrating Women in Music, shining a light on the huge contribution made by women and female-identifying artists to our music and culture through the art form of the album. To coincide with the announcement, National Album Day today also reveals …

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Polish Cultural Institute New York presents Krzysztof Penderecki in Memoriam

Throughout the spring of 2021, Polish Cultural Institute New York will curate Krzysztof Penderecki in Memoriam, honouring the life and legacy of Poland’s greatest modern composer. Leading up to and beyond March 29, 2021, marking the one-year anniversary of Penderecki’s death, Polish Cultural Institute New York – in partnership with the Ludwig van Beethoven Association, DUX Records, Naxos …

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