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11 hours, 40 minutes ago   -  

OAE/Tognetti review – joyfully going with the flow

Town Hall, Cheltenham A partnership with guest director Richard Tognetti brings zest and brilliance to the OAE / Continue reading...

13 hours, 53 minutes ago   -  

Dillon’s Stabat Mater review – beautiful, distant and compelling

St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield The world premiere of James Dillon’s Stabat Mater Dolorosa was a Huddersfield festival highlight with its powerfully individual music Continue reading...

20 hours, 49 minutes ago   -  

Behind the Curtain at Opera North - in pictures

This winter, White Cloth Gallery in Leeds hosts Behind the Curtain, an exhibition of new photography exposing the hidden world behind-the-scenes at one of the UK’s major opera companies. Yorkshire-based photographer Tom Arber ...

November 24   -  

Lohengrin/Christian Wolff review – terrifying Sciarrino and strange Cage

Huddersfield contemporary music festival Petr Kotik conducted a long-lost reworking by John Cage and nyMusikk Bergen performed a retelling of the grail legend with almost indecently intimate music Continue reading...

November 24   -  

Watch the LCO and Jonny Greenwood - it's a big deal because it's no big deal!

Check out the Boiler Room’s stream of a live collaboration between Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Groundbreaking and bold? Maybe; great music, yes, definitely. / Continue reading...

November 23   -  

The best festive shows this Christmas

Go to the north pole with Doctor Who, boo Jerry Hall as a wicked queen, watch Dustin Hoffman woo Judi Dench, and finish it all off with sprout ice-cream … we pick the best of the festive fun / Continue reading...

November 23   -  

The Gospel According to the Other Mary review – the Bible to Skid Row

Coliseum, London In ENO’s world stage premiere of John Adams’s passion oratorio, the conducting is superb, the playing and singing fabulously intense – and the principal soloists remarkable / Continue reading...

November 23   -  

Mozart, Haydn: Jeunehomme review – Alexandre Tharaud on exhilarating form

Alexandre Tharaud (piano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Les Violons du Roy/Labadie (Erato) Continue reading...

November 23   -  

Glare; Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi; Emerson String Quartet – review

Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House; Royal Academy of Music, London The dream girl isn’t quite what she seems in the Søren Nils Eichberg’s Glare. And Puccini is in safe hands at the Royal Academy Continue reading...

November 23   -  

Winds & Piano review – Les Vents Français on top form

Les Vents Français (Warner Classics) Continue reading...
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