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April 2020

  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 GIACOMO PUCCINI Sir David McVicar’s bold staging of Puccini’s operatic thriller returns with star soprano Anna Netrebko as the passionate title diva, opposite Brian Jagde as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 24th January '20 2pm-4pm. For more information, click HERE.

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  THE ROYAL OPERA CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI Live Broadcast Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense…

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  Mozart’s combination of glorious music and farcical comedy make Così fan tutte an enduring favourite, a story of young love and fidelity. It is in many ways Mozart’s most perfect opera, and was his third collaboration with librettist De Ponte, following their successes with The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. Director Laura Attridge breathes new life into this classic opera. Holly Mathieson conducts the forces of ETO’s resident period orchestra, the Old Street Band. This is a Così…

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  Osmo Vänskä – Conductor Ning Feng – Violin “Other composers mix colourful cocktails” said Jean Sibelius. “I serve pure, cool water”. And there’s nothing that quite matches the elemental strength of Sibelius’ monumental Seventh Symphony, or the power with which he retells the ancient Finnish legend of Pohjola’s Daughter. In an inspired stroke, the great Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska has matched Sibelius with the timeless serenity of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, played by the breathtaking Ning Feng. Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter, 12′ Beethoven Violin Concerto, 42′ Beethoven Romance No. 2, 9′ Sibelius Symphony No. 7, 22′

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  One of Handel’s most celebrated operas: a story of passion and revenge, featuring a treasure trove of great arias with immense dramatic intensity. The opera follows the events surrounding Julius Caesar’s conquest of Egypt, as well as his uneasy alliance and romance with fabled Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. Handel’s epic opera returns to ETO in an adapted revival of their widely acclaimed 2017 production, led by ETO’s Artistic Director, James Conway and conductor, Jonathan Peter Kenny who will lead the…

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May 2020

  The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2019/20 GAETANO DONIZETTI Donizetti’s drama, focused on the political and personal rivalry between two queens, returns to the Met with Diana Damrau as the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots, and Jamie Barton as her rival, Queen Elizabeth I. An Introduction to The MET with Joseph Brand, Fri 24th January '20 2pm-4pm. For more information, click HERE.

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June 2020

  The date of this concert has changed to Wednesday 10th June '20 (originally Thursday 23rd January). Tasmin Little violin Martin Roscoe piano Beethoven Sonatas for piano and violin No.6 in A, Op.30, No.1 No.3 in E flat, Op.12, No.3 No.9 in A, Op.47, Kreutzer Tasmin Little OBE and Martin Roscoe return to Malvern Concert Club for the final instalment of their three-recital series in which they give us a rare opportunity to hear all of Beethoven’s ten sonatas ‘for…

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  ALISTAIR MCGOWAN - The Piano Show "The classical concert you’ve always wanted to see” A unique mix of classic comedy and classical music Following the surprise success of his Sony album, which reached No 1 in the UK Classical Album charts, comes Alistair McGowan’s new show, combining his talents as master impressionist and comedian with his new-found talent as a classical pianist! Join Alistair as he plays classical gems by Glass, Chopin, Gershwin, Grieg, Debussy, Tiersen and Satie -…

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  THE ROYAL OPERA ELEKTRA (NEW PRODUCTION) Live Broadcast Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera…

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