Winterreise: Fleur Barron and Julius Drake

Tenor Ian Bostridge’s award-winning idiosyncratic guide to, and all-embracing musing upon, Schubert’s Winterreise is subtitled ‘Anatomy of an Obsession’.  The obsession is Schubert’s, the wanderer’s, Bostridge’s and our own.  And,…

To the New World: the Carducci Quartet and VOCES8

VOCES8’s Live from London, Spring series continues to offer diverse delights.  Recent performances by Apollo 5 and Stile Antico framed The Winter House – an interactive family concert created and…

Alastair White’s ROBE: a ‘fashion-opera’

If Rousseau, Marx, Einstein, Lacan and Bill Gates were to collaborate on an opera, what would they create?  Perhaps something not unlike ROBE by the Scottish composer and writer Alastair…

Vauxhall London Presents – Classical Vauxhall: experience exciting classical talent streamed into your home this March

We cannot be together, but we can still stay connected through music! Classical Vauxhall 2021  Thursday 18th March – Fiachra Garvey & Navarra String QuartetFriday 19th March – Tom Poster and Elena…

Leeds Lieder announce Spring 2021 recitals presented from Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Lieder are delighted to welcome outstanding artists to Leeds this spring including Dame Sarah Connolly, Gerald Finley, Fatma Said, Kitty Whately, Julius Drake and Joseph Middleton who will perform…

Oxford Lieder: Winter into Spring – the changing seasons

The weather was fortuitous for Oxford Lieder’s live, online mini-festival, Winter into Spring.  Across the UK, the blossom buds and nudging crocuses were bathed in warm sunshine, the thick dawn…

Purcell Royal Odes: music for royalty superbly fashioned by The King’s Consort

Robert King has been addressing the music of Henry Purcell for over thirty years, and his ground-breaking anthology of odes and welcome songs begun in 1988 brought fresh insights to…

A unique Das Lied from Karajan and a highly charged Salzburg Fifth

Herbert von Karajan started conducting Mahler in 1955 when he performed Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Those performances were given in the United States – Chicago and New York – and…

Royal Opera House announces two new Friday Premieres: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations

The Royal Opera House is delighted to continue its #OurHouseToYourHouse programme, featuring online broadcasts that can be accessed by audiences around the world for just £3.  Join us on Friday 5 March at…

Longborough Festival Opera to stage three productions in Circus Big Top this season

Longborough Festival Opera has introduced a new venue for 2021: the Big Top. Three of the festival’s 2021 productions will take place in this new venue: Cosi fan tutte, The…