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July 2022

  Lux Aeterna - A Summer Concert Birmingham Bach Choir Conductor: Paul Spicer Organist: Callum Alger A delicious programme of British music, and Bach! Birmingham Bach Choir are delighted to be able to return to Malvern after the long delay from the pandemic. A summer programme of light and shade with Bach, including two of his canon of wonderful motets,  Gibbons’s exciting eight-part O Clap your Hands, Gerald Finzi’s lyrically beautiful Festival Anthem: Lo, the full final sacrifice,  mini masterpieces by Joubert and…

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September 2022

One of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s great comic creations, The Pirates of Penzance is full of memorable melodies. Jam-packed with sentimental, swashbuckling pirates who are really peers of the realm, a completely dotty Major General and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious policemen, what could possibly go wrong? Malvern Theatres is delighted to welcome back the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company after an absence of three years, with two G&S favourites, The Pirates of…

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  Life in the fairy kingdom has been pretty miserable since Iolanthe was banished for marrying a mortal, forbidden by fairy law, but things start to look up when the Fairy Queen pardons her.  Iolanthe's son Strephon, a shepherd, was born half fairy and half mortal and is madly in love with Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery.  But Phyliss has a dilemma.  She is so beautiful that all members of the House of Lords and her guardian, Lord Chancellor, want…

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  HMS Pinafore is one of the greatest successes of the G&S partnership, and in Opera della Luna’s hands it becomes a fast-moving, totally delightful, and hilarious re-creation of the original hit. Gorgeous costumes, a chamber orchestra, and an ingenious and imaginative production make this a production not to be missed. Malvern Theatres is delighted to welcome back the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company after an absence of three years, with two G&S favourites, The Pirates of Penzance and…

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  Conductor: Dan Watson Bartók Dance Suite Messiaen L’Ascension; 4 Meditations for Orchestra Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D minor www.chandos.org.uk

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Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 70 recordings. They took their name from the great Russian violinist Adolf Brodsky. Now celebrating their 50th anniversary, they enjoy a busy international performing schedule, and have extensively toured the major festivals and venues throughout Australasia, North and South America, Asia, South Africa and Europe, as well as in the UK, where the quartet is based.…

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October 2022

  PRE-SHOW TALK English Touring Opera return to Malvern with a celebration of the work of the greatest composer of opera in the UK, George Friderich Handel. The tale of an emperor and his bride kept apart by court intrigue and the workings of fate, Handel’s rarely-performed Ottone returns in a revival of English Touring Opera’s 2014 production. Featuring radiant Byzantine-inspired designs by takis, and sung in a translation by Andrew Porter, the production was highly praised by audiences and critics alike. ★★★★ "Ottone in…

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ETO: Ottone

October 20th 7:30 pm

  English Touring Opera return to Malvern with a celebration of the work of the greatest composer of opera in the UK, George Friderich Handel. The tale of an emperor and his bride kept apart by court intrigue and the workings of fate, Handel’s rarely-performed Ottone returns in a revival of English Touring Opera’s 2014 production. Featuring radiant Byzantine-inspired designs by takis, and sung in a translation by Andrew Porter, the production was highly praised by audiences and critics alike.…

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  PRE-SHOW TALK English Touring Opera return to Malvern with a celebration of the work of the greatest composer of opera in the UK, George Friderich Handel. Agrippina is a devilish comedy that brings the machinations of one of ancient Rome’s most notorious characters to life. Presented in a revival of ETO’s 2013 production, with stunning set and costume designs by Samal Blak, performed in a rapier-sharp English translation. ★★★★★ "James Conway’s inspired production, in which the sightgags come thick and fast…is supported by an ingenious rotating…

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ETO: Agrippina

October 21st 7:30 pm

  English Touring Opera return to Malvern with a celebration of the work of the greatest composer of opera in the UK, George Friderich Handel. Agrippina is a devilish comedy that brings the machinations of one of ancient Rome’s most notorious characters to life. Presented in a revival of ETO’s 2013 production, with stunning set and costume designs by Samal Blak, performed in a rapier-sharp English translation. ★★★★★ "James Conway’s inspired production, in which the sightgags come thick and fast…is supported…

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