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30 June 2024
 
7.30pm
Performing Arts Center, Western Washington University
516 High Street
Washington
98225
United States of America

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Erika Block
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+1 360 201 6621
Season Opening Concert- Bellingham Festival of Music

Sarah Chang, violin
Bellingham Festival of Music
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor

John Corigliano: Promenade
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4

Bellingham Festival of Music

Opening night performance of new Artistic Director, Marcelo Lehninger's tenure with the Bellingham Festival of Music
 
26 June 2024 until 30 June 2024
 
Budapest
Hungary

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International choir and orchestra festival in Budapest

Budapest – a city with one of the best locations in the world: No visitor of the Hungarian capital can resist its beauty. The city enchants, impresses, and fascinates at the same time. The Danube divides the city into the hilly Buda and the flat Pest. The most interesting attractions of Budapest are the Fishermen's Bastion, the Mathias Church, the Royal Castle, the Citadel, and the Parliament building. It is here, “by the beautiful blue Danube,” that the Budapest Music Festival takes place.
 
17 July 2024 until 21 July 2024
 
Tuscany
Italy

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Toscana Music Festival

Tuscany - country of cypress trees and soft hills. Italy's most popular holiday region is renowned for its joy of life, culinary delights and rich culture. Take part in the International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany.
 
30 June 2024 until 21 July 2024
 
Performing Arts Center, Western Washington University
516 High Street
Washington
98225
United States of America

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Bellingham Festival of Music

 
25 September 2024 until 29 September 2024
 
Cracow
00100
Poland

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International Choir and Orchestra Festival

CRACOW – one of the twelve most important towns in the world. The former capital of Poland is one of Europe's last undiscovered destinations by mass tourism. Here the Holy Father Pope John Paul II served as a Bishop for more than twelve years. Centre of the old town is Rynek (main market place), one of Europe's most beautiful and largest market places. This market place is divided by huge cloth halls as well as the gothic St Mary's Basilica. At the south edge of the old town rises the Wawelburg with the famous King’s castle. In these historic surroundings, in the renowned churches of Krakow as well as in the concert hall with its appealing acoustics, the concerts of the Cracovia Music Festival take place.

 
17 October 2024 until 21 October 2024
 
Lake Garda
Lake Garda
Italy

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Lago di Garda Music Festival 2023

International choir and orchestra festival on Lake Garda (Italy)
LAKE GARDA (Italian: Lago di Garda) - the most mediterranean lake of all Italian Alpine lakes.
To the alert eye the lake offers a spectacle of natural brightness and colours which makes this place a unique holiday destination for all seasons. Visitors are impressed by places like Riva del Garda or Limone sul Garda with historic buildings and ancient traces of old Roman settlements as well as by imposing palaces and patrician villas that create a fascinating surrounding area for the Lago di Garda Music Festival.

This magnificent backdrop provides the opportunity for amateur choirs and orchestras to experience an unforgettable musical event.

 
31 October 2024 until 4 November 2024
 
Vienna
Austria

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Wien Music Festival

International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria)

VIENNA - one of the greatest metropolises of the world
There are few cities with as wide a cultural offer as that of Vienna which includes the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera, and countless museums. The city also boasts astounding architecture with a plethora of historic buildings, e.g. the St. Stephen's Cathedral built in 12th century and the baroque Schönbrunn Palace. The vicinities of Vienna are also attractive to visitors. There are the Wachau valley on the Danube river and the Benedictine Melk Abbey. For many people Vienna is the most important music center of Europe where the famous Wien Music Festival takes place.
 
9 April 2025 until 13 April 2025
 
Porec
Istria
Croatia

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Gregor Laskowski
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Istra Music Festival

International festival of choirs and orchestras in Porec (Istria, Croatia)

ISTRIA - the country by the sea
The largest peninsula of the Adriatic is Croatia's most popular holiday destination. Despite the relatively small surface of Istria it offers an unbelievable multitude of impressive sceneries to be discovered. The combination of natural beauties, the healing powers of air, sun and the ocean, as well as the hospitality of the local inhabitants are like magic. Besides gorgeous parks, a picturesque stone coast and long beaches the Croatian Riveria provides many superb cultural events, such as the Istra Music Festival with performances from choirs and orchestras from all over the world.
 
30 April 2025 until 4 May 2025
 
Calella
Costa Barcelona
Spain

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Costa Barcelona Music Festival

9th International choir and orchestra festival in Calella on the Costa Barcelona (Spain)

 
14 May 2025 until 18 May 2025
 
Venice and Jesolo
Venezia
Italy

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Venezia Music Festival

VENICE – city of channels and gondolas
Since 1987 Venice and its lagoon have been on the UNESCO-list of cultural heritage. For many people it is the most beautiful city in the world, and is especially fascinating due to its architectural wealth. The heart of Venice - Piazza San Marco with the gorgeous Basilica - is one of the beautiful places in the world. In the proximity, at famous locations, the concerts of the Venezia Music Festival take place.
 
20 August 2025 until 24 August 2025
 
Paris
France

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International choir and orchestra festival in Paris

Paris - city of love, dreams and senses. Nobody can think of Paris without various associations and a multitude of pictures crossing their mind: the river Seine, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Napoleon, the Arc de Triumphe, the Champs-Elysees. No other city exalts the imagination like this metropolis, which is also particularly popular for its musical events. As of late these also include the Paris Music Festival.
 
13 June 2024
 
8.00pm
Roulette Intermedium
509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn
11217
United States of America

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20-30
Die Grösste Fuge (The Greatest Fugue)

Elliott Sharp composer, electronics
Nicholas Isherwood bass/baritone
Janene Higgins projection design

DGF STRING QUARTET:
Sara Salomon, Concetta Abbate violins
Ron Lawrence viola
Hao Jiang cello


Die Grösste Fuge (The Greatest Fugue), Elliott Sharp
 
5 June 2024
 
8.00pm
Weill Recital Hall: Carnegie Hall
154 W 57th St
New York, NY
10019
United States of America

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Celebration of Healing”

Haskell Small, pianist

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations

 
2 June 2024 until 16 June 2024
 
A.R.T./New York Theatres
502 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
New York 10019
United States of America

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dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's June Festival 'Wages of Sin.'

Our June festival, themed “The Wages of Sin,” features a double bill of Kurt Weill’s THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS (libretto by Bertolt Brecht in the English translation by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman) and Robert Nelson’s TICKETS, PLEASE! with a libretto by Sidney L. Berger after the short story by D.H. Lawrence.  A curated song program, CHANSONS DE BAUDELAIRE: Les Fleurs du Mal will receive two performances, and the festival will also include GUILTY PLEASURES, a cabaret program of songs by Weill, Cole Porter, and others.  Programming curated and prepared by Artistic Director Chris Fecteau.

A special concert will open the festival, featuring prominent dell'Arte Opera alumni in their favorite repertoire of songs and arias!  


 
7 November 2024 until 8 November 2024
 
7.30pm
Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
London
SW1X 9DQ
United Kingdom

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Immerse yourself in the resplendent world of Baroque music in this choral concert.

 
22 May 2024
 
7.30pm
Ladbroke Hall
79 Barlby Rd
London
W10 6AZ
United Kingdom

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Viktoriya Pakhomova
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+447939402967

45-65 pounds
Portraits of Cities A Musical Journey by Teodor Doré & Ensemble

Teodor Doré - composer, piano, darbuka (Ukraine)
Marco Marotta – saxophone (Italy)
Jihad Darwish – sitar (India)
Filippo Galli – percussion (Italy)
Nadine Nagen – violin (UK)
Indrani Saha – vocals (India)
Taim Saleh – vocals, qanun(Syria)

Introducing "Portraits of Cities" by Teodor Doré & Ensemble – a captivating musical journey that transcends borders and celebrates the vibrant diversity of global cultures. With influences from traditional instruments, piano virtuosity, and innovative electronic elements, Doré's compositions offer a mesmerizing fusion of sounds, evoking the essence of each city with cinematic flair. 

The concert at Ladbroke Hall on 22 May will feature an eclectic ensemble of instruments, including the qanun, sitar, darbuka, clarinet, double bass, violin, bassoon, drums, and captivating Indian and Middle Eastern vocals. These diverse musical elements will come together to engage in a harmonious dialogue with the piano and electronics, promising an enriching and unforgettable musical experience for the audience. This ensemble is a unity of talented instrumentalists and vocalists hailing from the UK, Ukraine, Italy, Egypt, Syria, and India. 


‘Doré has perfectly captured the feel of each city’ – Michael Binyon, The Times

‘Sophistication and truth’ – Time Out Tokyo

‘He performs modern classical music repertoire that also includes his own works’ – La Vanguardia

‘Teodor stands as a pioneer at the vanguard of contemporary music’ – El Día

‘One of the brightest representatives of modern music’ – Esquire

Pianist and composer Teodor Doré aka Fyodor Biryuchev, the sonic storyteller extraordinaire, will present his sixth album, “Portraits of Cities”. This musical masterpiece isn’t just an album; it’s a mesmerizing journey through the beating hearts of megacities across the globe, brilliantly fusing traditional instruments, piano prowess, and electronic wizardry. The concert will feature an eclectic ensemble of instruments, including the qanun, sitar, darbuka, clarinet, double bass, violin, bassoon, drums, and captivating Indian and Middle Eastern vocals. These diverse musical elements will come together to engage in a harmonious dialogue with the piano, promising an enriching and unforgettable musical experience for the audience. This ensemble is a unity of talented instrumentalists and vocalists hailing from the UK, Ukraine, Italy, Egypt, Syria, and India, promising a rich and vibrant cultural fusion on stage.

“Portraits of Cities” is like a sonic postcard collection where each composition is a vivid snapshot of a city that has left an indelible mark on Teodor during his globetrotting adventures. These aren’t your average tunes; they are sonic guides, unveiling the hidden gems of urban landscapes with cinematic flair.

This project embodies 8 portraits representing the spirits of cities worldwide, interconnected by the invisible strands of music that transcend boundaries. It bridges East and West, South and North, merging conflicting elements, religions, and truths. Doré’s work encapsulates the art of unity amidst chaos and duality, showcasing the transformative power of music to connect disparate elements into a harmonious essence.

Through an alchemical fusion of traditional instrumentation, the melodic eloquence of the piano, field recordings, and avant-garde electronic elements, Doré’s work transcends mere musical boundaries to become a bridge between disparate worlds. “Portraits of Cities” is a new convergence that celebrates the rich tapestry of global diversity, offering an immersive auditory experience that resonates with cultural connoisseurs and sonic aesthetes alike.

“Portraits of Cities” isn’t just about music; it’s a vibrant tapestry promoting the ideas of multiculturalism and diversity. Teodor seamlessly blends piano melodies with traditional instruments to create a melodic fusion, transcending the boundaries between Western and Eastern musical realms.

In Teodor’s own words, “I aimed to capture my profound inspiration from history and culture by crafting an extraordinary blend of multifaceted musical elements and imagery.”

Get ready to embark on a sensory escapade, where each track breathes life into cities we often overlook. “Portraits of Cities” is an invitation to experience urban landscapes in an entirely new light – a music love letter to the pulse of metropolises, celebrating the rich tapestry of multiculturalism and erasing the boundaries between countries with the deft hand of a musician.
 
28 May 2024 until 22 June 2024
 
7.30pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre
Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU
United Kingdom

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from £24
Tosca

Amanda Echalaz, Tosca
Anna Patalong, Tosca (12 June)
José de Eça, Cavaradossi
Morgan Pearse, Scarpia
Edwin Kaye, Angelotti
Ross Ramgobin, Sacristan
Phillip Costovski, Spoletta
Alex Jones, Sciarrone
Jack Holton, A Jailer
Children's Chorus from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

Matthew Kofi Waldren, Conductor
Stephen Barlow, Director
Yannis Thavoris, Designer
Tim van 't Hof, Lighting Designer
Alison de Burgh, Fight Director
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Chorus Master
Gabriella Teychenné, Conducting 9 June

Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

Set in the grit and glamour of late 1960s Rome, Stephen Barlow’s acclaimed 2008 production of Tosca returns to Opera Holland Park for the centenary of Puccini’s death. With the city in his grip, Scarpia meets his match with the diva Floria Tosca, who must try to prevent the execution of her lover, Mario Cavaradossi, an artist opposed to Scarpia’s politics. Taut and terrifying, Puccini’s drama contains some of his most impassioned and original music for voice and orchestra.

South African soprano Amanda Echalaz returns to the role and staging that launched her international career, having since played Floria Tosca in Berlin, Dresden, Santa Fe, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Sydney and New York. Portuguese tenor José de Eça makes his company debut as Mario Cavaradossi. Matthew Kofi Waldren conducts in his fourteenth engagement with the company since he joined the inaugural cohort of Opera Holland Park Young Artists.
 
4 June 2024 until 21 June 2024
 
7.30pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre
Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU
United Kingdom

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+44 (0 )300 999 1000

From £24
The Barber of Seville

Paul Grant, Figaro
Elgan Llŷr Thomas, Count Almaviva
Heather Lowe, Rosina
Stephen Gadd, Doctor Bartolo
Jihoon Kim, Don Basilio
Jack Holton, Fiorello
Janis Kelly, Berta
Dragoş Andrei Ionel, Ambrogio

Charlotte Corderoy, Conductor
Cecilia Stinton, Director
Neil Irish, Designer
Robert Price, Lighting Designer
Bence Kalo, Movement Director
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Chorus Master

Gioachino Rossini: The Barber of Seville

A sparkling comedy of intrigue told with style and panache. Figaro the barber turns puppet-master as he tries to prevent Rosina’s wedding to her elderly guardian, Doctor Bartolo, and instead cement a match between her and the young Count Almaviva, Figaro’s former and future employer. Disguises and deceptions abound as the course of true love hits the rocks. With brilliantly inventive arias and ensembles that fizz at lightning speed, Rossini’s opera serves as a tart prequel to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.

Paul Grant takes the title role in Cecilia Stinton’s new production of this classic bel canto comedy, conducted by Charlotte Corderoy. Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Heather Lowe play Almaviva and Rosina, with Stephen Gadd as the conniving Doctor Bartolo. There is luxury casting in the supporting cast, as operatic superstar and celebrated comedienne Janis Kelly makes her company debut in the role of Bartolo’s dust-allergic housekeeper, Berta.
 
14 June 2024 until 16 June 2024
 
7.30pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre
Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU
United Kingdom

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+44 (0 )300 999 1000

From £24
The Barber of Seville

Daniel Barrett, Figaro
Marcus Swietlicki, Count Almaviva
Ellen Pearson, Rosina
Samuel Snowden, Doctor Bartolo
Masimba Ushe, Don Basilio
Einar Stefánsson, Fiorello
Faryl Smith, Berta

Anna Castro Grinstein, Conductor
Lysanne van Overbeek, Director
Aya Robertson, Répétiteur

Gioachino Rossini: The Barber of Seville

A sparkling comedy of intrigue told with style and panache. Figaro the barber turns puppet-master as he tries to prevent Rosina’s wedding to her elderly guardian, Doctor Bartolo, and instead cement a match between her and the young Count Almaviva, Figaro’s former and future employer. Disguises and deceptions abound as the course of true love hits the rocks. With brilliantly inventive arias and ensembles that fizz at lightning speed, Rossini’s opera serves as a tart prequel to Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
 
2 July 2024 until 6 July 2024
 
8.00pm
Opera Holland Park Theatre
Ilchester Place
London
W8 6LU
United Kingdom

Details:
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+44 (0 )300 999 1000

From £24
Edgar

Peter Auty, Edgar
Anne Sophie Duprels, Fidelia
Gweneth Ann Rand, Tigrana
Julien Van Mellaerts, Frank
James Cleverton, Gualtiero

Naomi Woo, Conductor
Ruth Knight, Director
Mark Jonathan, Lighting Designer
Haruka Kuroda, Fight Director
Dominic Ellis-Peckham, Chorus Master

Giacomo Puccini: Edgar


The successor to Le Villi, the hottest ticket of the 2022 Season, Puccini’s early romance tells the story of a knight who must choose between vice and virtue, personified by two women, the hedonistic Tigrana and the chaste Fidelia. Based on Alfred de Musset’s play, Le coupe et les lèvres, and set in mediaeval Flanders, Edgar underwent several revisions after its premiere in 1889. Three semi-staged performances offer a wonderful opportunity to experience Puccini’s 1905 edition of the opera, with its vivid characterisation of regret and redemption, and continue Opera Holland Park’s tradition of exploring operatic rarities.

Ruth Knight directs this semi-staging of Edgar, with Peter Auty in the title role, Anne Sophie Duprels as Fidelia, Gweneth Ann Rand as Tigrana, and Julien Van Mellaerts as Frank.

 


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