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Opera Prelude: The Golden Age of the Imperial Theatres

Tuesday 1 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: The Golden Age of the Imperial Theatres

Opera at the Mariinsky, 1890-1917

In this morning’s lecture, Dr Rosamund Bartlett and pianist Maria Levandovskaya take us back to the glory days of imperial St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, highlighting the...

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RPO Prelude

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 6.15pm

RPO Prelude

Britten: Phantasy Quartet

A 30-minute pre-concert chamber event featuring Mozart's Oboe Quartet and Britten's Phantasy Quartet, ahead of the RPO's main concert at 7.30pm.

Opera Prelude: Accidents in Opera

Tuesday 8 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Accidents in Opera

The mishaps, mayhem and misfortune of productions, singers and theatres

Opera: the most complete art form, and (most of the time) a stunning blend of music, stagecraft, lighting and passion – but what happens when it all goes wrong? Ask any singer...

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Idil Biret piano recital

Sunday 13 May 2018, 7.00pm

Idil Biret piano recital

“Mythical Trips to Romantic Lands”

World renowned pianist İdil Biret presents favourite works by Schumann (Abegg Variations, Fantasiestücke, Toccata) and Rachmaninov (Corelli Variations, Moments Musicaux)

Opera Prelude: Discussion and Masterclass with David Butt Philip & William Wallace

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Discussion and Masterclass with David Butt Philip & William Wallace

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Opera Prelude: Happily Never After

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Happily Never After

Why are we so drawn to operatic tragedy?

Tosca, plummeting to her doom from the roof of the Castel Sant’Angelo; Juliette, stabbing herself to be reunited with her dying lover Romeo; Rodrigo, shot in front of his...

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Sunny Li Piano Concert

Sunday 27 May 2018, 7.30pm

Sunny Li Piano Concert

With Hornton Chamber Orchestra

The exceptional young Chinese pianist performs works by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and Bridge, followed by Rachmaninov's Second Symphony performed by the Hornton Chamber Orchestra...

Opera Prelude: The Opera Awards Masterclass with Dame Anne Evans

Tuesday 29 May 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: The Opera Awards Masterclass with Dame Anne Evans

Dame Anne Evans kindly leads this morning’s event with emerging young singers. She made her debut as Countess Ceprano in _Rigoletto_ in 1967 in Geneva and went on to make her...

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Last Exit Before Brexit

Monday 4 June 2018, 7.30pm

Last Exit Before Brexit

A one-man play on Europe written and performed by Bernard-Henri Lévy

The Hexagon Society is proud to announce a once-in-a-lifetime event: Last Exit before Brexit, a one-man play on Europe, written and performed by Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French...

RCM in Residence 1

Thursday 7 June 2018, 1.00pm

RCM in Residence 1

L'Europe Galante

In the opening concert of the RCM in Residence season, Vivaldi’s chamber concerto opens this delightful programme presented by musicians from the RCM’s Historical Performance...

Panos Karan piano recital

Monday 11 June 2018, 7.30pm

Panos Karan piano recital

Children & Wildlife in Harmony

The internationally acclaimed pianist Panos Karan performs Chopin’s 24 formidable Études in aid of the wildlife charity Born Free Foundation and Keys of Change's musical...

RCM in Residence 2

Monday 18 June 2018, 7.30pm

RCM in Residence 2

French Songs & Waltzes

Music from two of the 20th-century's finest French composers, including Fauré’s powerful song cycle, La bonne chanson, and gloriously eclectic waltzes by Ravel.

Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 1.00pm

Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival

Chamber Concert 1

Viviane Hagner takes centre stage to open the Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival, performing two ambitious works for solo violin. Firstly Bach’s Chaconne, which has been...

RCM in Residence 3

Wednesday 27 June 2018, 7.30pm

RCM in Residence 3

Workshop with Pinchas Zukerman

One of today's premier performers, Pinchas Zukerman works with RCM string players on music by Schubert and Dvořák in this chamber music workshop.

Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival

Thursday 28 June 2018, 1.00pm

Pinchas Zukerman Summer Music Festival

Chamber Concert 2

Published after his death, Mendelssohn’s Song Without Words for Cello and Piano opens this chamber concert with a beautiful collection of miniature masterpieces. In contrast to...

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