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Creative teams, principal cast and orchestra partners announced for Nevill Holt Opera outdoor summer festival

Nevill Holt Opera, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8EG4th, 5th, 7th, 8th and 10th August 2021 (La traviata) 19th, 21st, 22nd, 24th and 25th August 2021 (Don Giovanni) Shadwell Opera’s Music Director Finnegan Downie Dear (First Prize Winner at the Mahler Conducting Competition 2020) and Nevill Holt Opera’s own Artistic Director Nicholas Chalmers will conduct Mozart’s …

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Red Squirrel Opera Unearthed

Opera Company Launches This Summer at International Festival

Red Squirrel is a new opera company created by British conductor John Andrews to bring to life unknown and neglected operatic works.  Red Squirrel today announces its UK launch. With its name inspired by the image of the red squirrel: itself endangered, digging up long-buried morsels, the Company’s first project will be a co-production with …

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English National Opera announces new staging of Wagner’s Ring Cycle

English National Opera announces new staging of Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Martyn Brabbins, The Valkyrie will form the first part of a complete Ring Cycle over the next five years. English National Opera (ENO) is to bring Wagner’s Ring Cycle to the London Coliseum, starting with The Valkyrie this Autumn, subject to any further lockdown restrictions. Directed by the award-winning Richard Jones, and marking the …

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Mirga-Grazinyte-Tyla Photo Frans Jansen

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla extends contract with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is delighted to announce that Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla will extend her commitment to the orchestra, continuing as Osborn Music Director for an additional season until summer 2022 and then moving to the role of Principal Guest Conductor. Stephen Maddock, Chief Executive of the CBSO, said: ‘ We’re delighted to be continuing …

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Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Photograph by Mark McNulty

Vasily Petrenko appointed as new artistic director of the state Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’ from September 2021

It has been announced that the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has approved the appointment of Vasily Petrenko as Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’. Succeeding Vladimir Jurowski, who has served in the role since 2011, he will take up the position on 1 September 2021, at …

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Town Hall Symphony Hall awarded £2.53 million from Culture Recovery Fund

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra return to Symphony Hall Birmingham  The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is to return to Symphony Hall Birmingham, as its doors open for the first time in over seven months to enable live concerts for socially-distanced audiences.  The announcement follows today’s decision by Arts Council England to award …

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The Orchestra Now Announces Two Additional Symphonic Concerts

TO BE LIVESTREAMED AS PART OF ITS FALL SEASON ON NOVEMBER 1 AND 14, 2020 STAY TŌNED, The Orchestra’s New Digital Platform, Has Featured More Than 60 Audio and Video Streams Since April 2020 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 23, 2020 — The Orchestra Now (TŌN) has announced the addition of two more symphonic concerts to be livestreamed for free as …

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