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Opera Prelude: Passionate Choices

Tuesday 22 January 2019, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Passionate Choices

Love & Duty in Verdi’s operas

Few other composers have so perfectly explored the complexity of duty vs. personal relationships like Verdi. Focusing on some of his most well-known compositions, this lecture...

Levison Wood lecture & short film showing

Wednesday 23 January 2019, 7.15pm

Levison Wood lecture & short film showing

Your chance to hear Tusk’s Ambassador, the explorer and author Levison Wood, recounting tales from his most ambitious expedition yet - a 5,000-mile circumnavigation of the...

Opera Prelude: “Signore Ascolta!”

Tuesday 29 January 2019, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: “Signore Ascolta!”

The tragedy of Silence. Puccini, Orientalism & Miscommunication

In this lecture Becca Marriott will explore the concepts of Exoticism and Orientalism in verismo opera and how Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Turandot uphold and defy our ideas...

Opera Prelude: “Con Amore”

Tuesday 5 February 2019, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: “Con Amore”

The spectrum of romantic declaration in the tenor repertoire

Love is the tenor's realm. Look through any compilation of tenor arias from history's greatest operas and you will find that love and romance is the overwhelming theme. That word...

London Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 7.30pm

London Chamber Orchestra

The Four Seasons²

What does Italian baroque music have in common with Argentinian tango? They’re both full of rhythm and dance, both have freedom to embellish and improvise. Hear the two meet as...

Opera Prelude: Hidden Figures

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Hidden Figures

The famous and forgotten of operatic history

As an art form, opera stands entirely alone; a unique blend of music, drama, poetry and emotion. It is as addictive, glamorous and fascinating now as it was at its...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 14 February 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Valentine's Day Opera Gala

Allow yourself to be swept off your feet for an evening of passion and drama from the world of opera in this Valentine’s Day Opera Gala. Performed by the exciting soprano Elin...

Opera Prelude: The 2019 Opera Prelude Singer’s Prize Masterclass with Della Jones

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: The 2019 Opera Prelude Singer’s Prize Masterclass with Della Jones

Now in its sixth year, the Opera Prelude Singers’ Prize offers one of our young singers the unique chance of private masterclasses with Della Jones, one of Great Britain’s...

English Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday 19 February 2019, 7.30pm

English Chamber Orchestra

with Ana de la Vega, flute

Flute concertos by Mozart and his Bohemian contemporary Mysliveček, with Grieg’s delightful Holberg Suite and Tchaikovsky’s majestic Serenade for Strings.

Symphony Orchestra of India

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 7.30pm

Symphony Orchestra of India

with Zakir Hussain, tabla

The brilliant percussionist joins the orchestra to perform his Concerto for tabla & orchestra, followed by Rimsky-Korsakov's colourful Scheherazade. Berlioz's Roman Carnival...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 21 February 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Fire and Passion

Genius, revolutionary, rebel – there are so many words used to describe Beethoven, many of which also epitomise his ground-breaking Symphony No. 3. Composed at the turn of the...

Symphony Orchestra of India

Monday 25 February 2019, 7.30pm

Symphony Orchestra of India

with Marat Bisengaliev, violin

Martyn Brabbins conducts Rachmaninov's magnificent Second Symphony, preceded by Bruch's much-loved Violin Concerto, with soloist Marat Bisengaliev, the Orchestra's Musical...

Opera Prelude: Concert Figaro with Michael Chance

Tuesday 26 February 2019, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Concert Figaro with Michael Chance

Droit du Seigneur in the #metoo age

A musical insight with Michael Chance accompanied by rising young mezzo-soprano Amy Lyddon who will be performing a range of arias. Over more than 30 years, Michael Chance has...

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 28 February 2019, 7.30pm

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Seeking New Horizons II: New Discoveries

Dvořák left his native Bohemia in 1892, to seek new opportunities in the USA, marking one of the most productive periods of his career and resulting in his 'New World' Symphony,...

Valery Gergiev & the Mariinsky Orchestra

Monday 4 March 2019, 7.30pm

Valery Gergiev & the Mariinsky Orchestra

Homage to Tchaikovsky and Petipa

In this second concert by the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev we hear Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and excerpts from the ballet Swan Lake, continuing their cycle of late...

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