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February 2022

  Llŷr Williams piano   Haydn Piano Sonata in C, Op.17, Hob.XVI:48 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op.17 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42 Liszt Légende No.1: St François d’Assise: la prédication aux oiseaux S.175 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514 A former BBC New Generation Artist and Borletti-Buitoni Trust award winner, Llŷr Williams was born in Pentrebychan, North Wales, and read music at The Queen’s College, Oxford before taking up a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Academy of…

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March 2022

  Senbla presents Opera International's award winning Ellen Kent Production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra Puccini: Madama Butterfly WINNER 'BEST OPERA AWARD' Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards “Above all it was a production which captured the raw emotion at the centre of the opera. Don’t take a handkerchief with you, take a box of them.” The Independent Welcoming back the fabulous Korean soprano Elena Dee and the celebrated international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*. Back by overwhelming public demand, this…

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  Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss) - Live Broadcast The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts. Sung in German with English Surtitles Approx…

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  Matt Denton violin Michelle Fleming violin Eoin Schmidt-Martin viola Emma Denton cello with Peter Lale viola Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat Shostakovich String Quartet No.9 in E flat, Op.117 Mozart String Quintet No.4 in G, K.516 An internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet based in the UK, the versatile and award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.…

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MET Broadcast: Don Carlos

26th March 2022 4:00 pm

  Don Carlos (Verdi) - Live Broadcast For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a starry cast, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass Günther Groissböck and bass-baritone John Relyea are Philippe II and…

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Aida

27th March 2022 7:00 pm

  THE RUSSIAN STATE OPERA PRESENTS A NEW PRODUCTION OF AIDA MUSIC BY GIUSEPPE VERDI SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES. Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians After its successful season of Madama Butterfly, Carmen and La Traviata last year, Russian State Opera returns with Aida. The brand new production guarantees to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes. Verdi brings ancient Egypt to the stage with a love story set against the backdrop of war. The…

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April 2022

Carmen

10th April 2022

  Senbla presents Opera International's award winning Ellen Kent Production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra Bizet: Carmen “Impassioned and sultry” The Observer “Hot-blooded, a joy” The Independent An evening of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias. This dazzling production with orchestra features Bizet’s unforgettable melodies including ‘The Toreador’s Song’, Carmen’s enticing ‘Habanera’, and Don José’s lyrical ‘Flower Song’ in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of  Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences. Sung…

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  Robert Manasse flute Melanie Ragge oboe Neyire Ashworth clarinet Stephen Stirling horn Fraser Gordon bassoon with Michael Dussek piano Beethoven Quintet in E flat, Op. 16 Nielsen Wind Quintet, Op. 43 Poulenc Flute Sonata, FP164 Mozart Quintet in E flat, K.452 For almost two decades, the New London Chamber Ensemble has challenged traditional ideas of chamber music with its innovative programmes, combining classic repertoire with semi-staged works incorporating drama, speech and action. Concert appearances have taken NLCE all over…

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May 2022

MET Broadcast: Turandot

7th May 2022 5:55 pm

  Turandot (Puccini) - Live Broadcast Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess—live in cinemas on May 7. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù and legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring opera, which takes the stage in the company’s dazzling, ever-popular production by Franco Zeffirelli. Sung in Italian with English…

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  Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti) - Live Broadcast Soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo. Sung in Italian with…

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