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Opera Prelude: The Puccini Problem

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: The Puccini Problem

(or ‘How do you solve a problem like Puccini’?!)

Has everything about Puccini been said/studied/sung already? Musicologist Alexandra Wilson and mezzo-soprano Adriana Festeu discuss Dr Wilson’s critically acclaimed book, _The...

New Chapter Author Morning: Helen Fielding

Wednesday 26 September 2018, 11.00am

New Chapter Author Morning: Helen Fielding

Helen Fielding is best known as the creator of Bridget Jones and the sequence of novels and films following this initially thirty-something singleton as she navigates love and...

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Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Yvonne Howard

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Yvonne Howard

Hailed as ‘one of the finest singing actresses this country has produced’, Yvonne Howard's reputation in diverse repertoire from Wagner to Handel proclaims her one of the...

Opera Prelude: Standing at the Crossroads

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Standing at the Crossroads

Opera in the 20th century

Conductor Mark Austin offers an accessible exploration of opera in the 20th century, uncovering its roots in the 19th century as the starting point for a survey of the pathways...

Byron: Angel & Outcast with Simon Russell Beale

Thursday 11 October 2018, 7.30pm

Byron: Angel & Outcast with Simon Russell Beale

A dramatised concert in support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity for Prostate Cancer Research

Actor Simon Russell Beale, Rob Heaps and world-class pianist Dina Duisen bring Byron’s story to life with poems and letters interwoven with piano works by Beethoven, Schubert,...

Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge

Friday 12 October 2018, 7.30pm

Rainer Hersch's Victor Borge

The man, the comedy and the music!

Victor Borge was a brilliant pianist and virtuoso comedian. Rainer Hersch teams up with acclaimed pianist Danny Driver and Royal Opera House soloist Kristy Swift to re-ignite the...

Opera Prelude: Paris and the Russian avant-garde

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Paris and the Russian avant-garde

With Dr Natalia Murray

Inspired by the recent exhibition 'Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection', which attracted over 1.3 million visitors in just four months and took place at the Louis Vuitton...

New Chapter Author Morning: Adam Ockelford

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 11.00am

New Chapter Author Morning: Adam Ockelford

Adam Ockelford is a Professor of Music and a composer whose work with blind and disabled children has led him to develop a fascinating theory of how music makes sense to those...

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Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Sir John Tomlinson

Tuesday 23 October 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Sir John Tomlinson

We are extremely grateful to Sir John Tomlinson for joining Opera Prelude again at Cadogan Hall and for generously sharing his invaluable professional expertise with our young...

New Chapter Author Morning: Adam Kay

Wednesday 24 October 2018, 11.00am

New Chapter Author Morning: Adam Kay

Adam Kay's first book “This is Going to Hurt” tells the story of his former career as a gynaecologist and obstetrician and was an immediate bestseller and multi-prize winner....

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Opera Prelude: ‘Red Roses and Red Noses’ – Life in the English Country House 1918-1939

Tuesday 30 October 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: ‘Red Roses and Red Noses’ – Life in the English Country House 1918-1939

With writer and historian Adrian Tinniswood

With writer and historian Adrian Tinniswood, Callie Gaston (soprano), TBC (tenor) and Natalie Burch (piano). There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in...

Matt - Celebrating 30 Years at The Telegraph

Thursday 1 November 2018, 7.00pm

Matt - Celebrating 30 Years at The Telegraph

Join us to celebrate this landmark as Matt tells the stories behind three decades of making the front page, in an evening hosted by our Editor, Chris Evans.

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Opera Prelude: ‘Debussy: A Painter in Sound’

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: ‘Debussy: A Painter in Sound’

With Stephen Walsh (music critic and musicologist)

In the centenary of Debussy’s death, Stephen Walsh’s compelling new biography 'Debussy: A Painter in Sound', digs deep into Debussy’s musical advances – “the pentatonic...

New Chapter Author Morning: Andrew Gimson

Wednesday 7 November 2018, 11.00am

New Chapter Author Morning: Andrew Gimson

Andrew Gimson is a political journalist and is the author of the acclaimed and updated “Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson”. He has written the parliamentary sketch for The...

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Opera Prelude: ‘Life is beautiful’

Tuesday 13 November 2018, 10.30am

Opera Prelude: ‘Life is beautiful’

Romanticism and activism: a lecture exploring Verdi’s lavish romantic operas

With Becca Marriott (soprano), and Maria Levandovskaya (piano). Focussing largely on La traviata, which Becca recently adapted for the King’s Head Theatre (nominated for an...

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