Peace on Earth, Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Errollyn Wallen’s Peace on Earth has been selected for the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve.

A Spotless Rose world premiere, Harrow School Chapel Choir

A new setting of A Spotless Rose commissioned by Harrow School for its Carol Service in Westminster Cathedral

Messiaen Turangalîla, Utah Symphony

Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, world premiere

Il Trittico, Scottish Opera, first night

Last Night of the Autumn Proms

Lady Super Spy Adventurer, BBC Proms, world premiere

Errollyn Wallen’s new song will be premiered by Claire Barnett-Jones and Simon Lepper in this BBC Proms programme from Birmingham

Iolanthe, Buxton Opera House

National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company

Yeoman of the Guard, Grange Festival, final performance

“….all under the baton of John Andrews, a conductor who absolutely understands Sullivan’s style – which is to say, he conducts it with the transparent, lyrical verve of early Mendelssohn.” Spectator, June 2022

Carmen, Longborough Festival, opening night

Alex Haigh sings Le Remendado in a new production of Carmen by Mathilde López. Jeremy Silver conducts.

The Lake, World Premiere, Holland Park Theatre

BBC New Generation Artists Ema Nikolovska and Kunal Lahiry present the world premiere of The Lake, composed by Errollyn Wallen as a reflection and response to Schubert’s final collection of songs,Schwanengesang.

The World’s Weather, World Premiere

Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of Errollyn Wallen’s orchestra work.

Yeoman of the Guard, Grange Festival, opening night

John Andrews conducts this new production by Christopher Luscombe of Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous work. There are five performances June 26, 28 and July 1, 6, 8.

Quamino’s Map, Chicago Opera Theatre, premiere

Chicago Opera Theatre commissioned Errollyn Wallen’s second opera to be premiered this month. Quamino’s Map is set in 18th century London it tells the story of a man who, after winning his freedom from slavery, is introduced into London society. The story. to a libretto by Deborah Brevoort, is loosely based on a book by S.I. Martin – Incomparable World.

Rigoletto, Opera North, final performance

“Offering some of the most vivid singing is Russian tenor Roman Arndt as the morally depraved but physically fatally attractive Duke, whose famous arias (especially La donna e mobile) come over eloquently.” Rigoletto/Opera North, The Stage, January 2022

The Paradis Files, Graeae, London premiere

Graeae Theatre Company perform Errollyn Wallen’s new chamber opera about blind musician, Maria-Theresia von Paradis. A pupil of Salieri and friend (and alleged lover) of Mozart, she captivated 18th century Europe with her own sensational talent.

The Valkyrie, ENO, Final Night

Rigoletto, Opera North, First Night

Errollyn Wallen Songbook

Ammiel Bushakevitz at the Wigmore Hall

Anna Lucia Richter and Ammiel Bushakevitz will perform a programme of Brahms and Wolf at 13.00

Martin Jones 80th Birthday Concert

Postponed from 2020 Martin Jones will belatedly celebrate his 80th birthday with a concert at LSO St Luke’s. He has selected an eclectic and diverse programme giving a taste of the 100 recordings he has made for Nimbus Records since 1973. Programme Liszt Variations on a theme by Bach Debussy Images Book 1 Grainter/Strauss Ramble on the love duet from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ Albéniz El Albaicin from ‘Iberia’ Gershwin/Wild Fantasy on.

Strauss – Arabella
Opernhaus Zürich

Musical director Fabio Luisi, Ann-Katrin Stöcker (31 Mar) Producer Robert Carsen Stage and costume design Gideon Davey Lighting designer Robert Carsen, Peter van Praet Choreography Philippe Giraudeau Choir director Ernst Raffelsberger Dramaturgy Ian Burton, Kathrin Brunner

Beethoven Fest: Chamber Concert
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

BeethovenFest guest artists Alina Ibragimova and Saleem Ashkar team up with baritone Tyler Duncan at Christ Church Cathedral to perform a beautiful chamber concert featuring Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5, “An die ferne Geliebte“ for voice and piano, plus Brahms’ Piano Quintet Op. 34, often called “the crown of his chamber music,” with members of the VSO.

Donizetti – Viva La Diva
Salzburg State Theatre

Joseph Doody performs the role of Guglielmo D’Epperto

Beethoven – Trio Grimal Gastinel Cassard

Six instrumentistes hors pair unissent leurs forces pour présenter un panorama de la musique de chambre de Beethoven pour trio à cordes, quintette à cordes, trio avec piano et quatuor avec piano.

Handel – Messiah

Wagner – Tannhauser
Mariinsky Theatre

Roman Arndt performs the role of Walther von der Vogelweide in the Mariinsky Production.

BEETHOVEN – Mass in C
Kansas City Symphony

Esteemed conductor Matthew Halls returns to lead the orchestra, Symphony Chorus and guest vocalists in Beethoven’s early, transcendent Mass in C. Haydn’s delightful Symphony No. 102 is jam-packed with surprises — especially the fun ending. James MacMillan’s Sinfonietta transports listeners “from the tranquil to the visceral and back again.”

Auerbach-Pieces of Tomorrow
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

Auerbach and Strauss with Karina Canellakis the new chief conductor of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Masterclasses
Royal Northern College of Music

Prokoviev, Mendelssohn & Brahms
Razumovsky Ensemble

David Cohen joins The Razumovsky Ensemble who draw together world-class musicians, handpicked by cellist Oleg Kogan for each concert, so that every performance is fresh and exciting, with every programme showcased at its best. Mendelssohn’s Octet, with its abundant melodies and infectious rhythms, is performed alongside Brahms’ warm and rich first Sextet and Prokoviev’s sonata, which was described by his son as “lyrical, playful and fantastic in turn”.

John Adams – Nixon in China
Scottish Opera

A first for Scottish Opera. John Fulljames – Director of Opera at The Royal Danish Theatre – directs Adams’ iconic work, with designs by the ever-inventive Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016). Barbara Cole Walton joins the Scottish Opera chorus.

Bizet – Carmen
Ravenna Festival Tour

Christian Federici reprises his role as Moralès in the Ravenna Festival Production.

Carmen was included in the “Autumn 2019 Trilogy” of the Ravenna Festival, a project conceived and curated by Cristina Mazzavillani Muti

Bach Cantatas
Quebec City Season

The music of Johann Sebastian Bach offers a profound, boundless spiritual experience. Les Violons du Roy presents three of the master’s cantatas in an intimate performance led by Jonathan Cohen.

Recital with Stefan Astakhov, baritone

Handel – Saul
Glyndebourne revival

DIRECTOR- BARRIE KOKSY
REVIVAL DIRECTOR- DONNA STIRRUP
CONDUCTOR- LAURENCE CUMMINGS

Rossini – Barber of Seville
Baltic Opera

Probably no opera hero arouses such laughter and such sympathy as the Seville barber. Thanks to the phenomenal comedy of Beaumarchais Figaro invents harmless intrigues, opposes iniquity and at the same time entertains to tears. Rossini’s extremely spontaneous music gives an incredible dynamism to the love adventures. The tempo and energy emanating from this work of the young composer have already accompanied the creation of The Barber: according to the.

Bizet – Carmen
Ferrara

Baritone Christian Federici reprises his role as Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen in this co-production with Ravenna Festival

Stravinsky, Copland and Arnold
Trinity Orchestra

John Andrews, Trinity Orchestra’s dynamic Music Director, takes up the baton to bring to life a truly exciting and varied programme of 20th-century orchestral works.

Mozart – Don Giovanni
Merry Opera Company

Judgement Day for Don Giovanni, the world’s greatest lover. A supernatural comedy-thriller occurring in breakneck real time; beginning with murder, ending with a statue coming to dinner & a hellish sentence passed on the legendary seducer; the epic downfall of a man who always knows what we need, always makes us happy, but eventually realises he is out of time. Polarising audiences for centuries, startlingly modern yet a dinosaur, can.

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