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Oxford Lieder Festival renamed as the Oxford International Song Festival

Well established as one of the world’s leading song festivals and the biggest in the UK, the Oxford Lieder Festival has been renamed, and is now called the Oxford International Song Festival. The new name better reflects the organisation’s activities: bringing song and singing to every part of the local and wider community through performance, participation, and learning, […]

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BBC Proms 2023

BBC Proms 2023 brings the UK together in celebration of classical music with eight weeks of concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, a new weekend festival at Sage Gateshead and Proms in all four nations

84 Proms to feature over 3,000 musicians Friday 14 July – Saturday 9 September 2023 The BBC Proms 2023 launches with a programme bursting with opera, oratorio and large-scale choral work and the first ever weekend-long Proms festival rooted in the North-East at Sage Gateshead.  A complete performance of Berlioz’s five-act grand opera The Trojans – the first

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La bohème at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, South London.

Casting announced for the ENO’s concert of Puccini’s classic opera La bohème at Fairfield Halls, Croydon

On Sunday 21 August, the English National Opera (ENO) will present a concert performance of Puccini’s much-loved opera La bohème at Fairfield Halls in Croydon, South London.  Every ticket in the world-class 1,802-seat Concert Hall is priced at £5.  One of the most famous operas of all time, La bohème tells the story of Parisian

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Bath Festival Orchestra announces its 2022-23 season

The Bath Festival Orchestra announces its 2022-23 season

The Bath Festival Orchestra announces a season of live concerts commencing in September 2022 and running until June 2023. The concerts will take place in two of the country’s leading concert venues, at St George’s in Bristol and Cadogan Hall in London’s Chelsea. Guest artists across the season include British trumpeter Matilda Lloyd, Franco-Albanian pianist Marie-Ange Nguci, Scottish tenor

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BBC Proms Logo 2022

Omari Douglas confirmed for Dream Prom at Royal Albert Hall on 1 September 2022

BBC Proms are pleased to announce that Omari Douglas has been confirmed to take part in the Dream Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 1 September. The actor, best known for It’s a Sin, will take on the role of Sky, who, haunted by a recurring dream from his childhood, turns to a Dream Journal to understand his own mind. Omari says: “I’ll

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A Child In Striped Pyjamas - opera by Noah Max

A child in striped pyjamas – the new opera by Noah Max

John Boyne’s masterpiece The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas still features regularly on international bestseller lists nearly two decades after its publication. Boyne’s story is a symbolic exploration of why the Holocaust is so traumatic: it demonstrates the relentlessly organised barbarity of which humanity is capable. The book has been adapted for cinema, theatre and ballet, though never for

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A strange tale of love and loss retold in music and mime at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022

The Dong with a Luminous Nose This magical performance of Edward Lear’s complete poem is part of Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 With words by the author of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, ‘The Dong with a Luminous Nose’ is a fantastical tale about loneliness, love and loss now brought to life in music and dance. A strange

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