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21 April 2018
 
8pm
Opera House
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Thomas Adès: The Exterminating Angel

After a festive evening in the Opera, a group of jet setters gather for a later dinner party. But something is terribly wrong: A curse seems to have been cast on the party, making it impossible for anyone to leave the house. Soon, desperation sets in, and the dinner escalates into a nightmarish fight for survival.

The Exterminating Angel is inspired by Luis Buñuel's surrealistic cult film classic from 1962. An extra layer is added to Buñuel's universe with Thomas Adès' seductive musical universe, which abounds with sounds of musical masters of the past, from Wagner and Mussorgsky to Bartók, Nielsen, Ravel and Shostakovich and with a hint of Stravinsky's wild abandon. The piece's no fewer than twenty-two characters emphasize the immensity of its universe, set to the music of one of the most notable composers of our time.

The Exterminating Angel had its world premiere at the 2016 Salzburg Festival and is a coproduction between the Salzburg Festival, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Royal Danish Opera.
 
22 April 2018
 
11am
GNO Alternative Stage, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Leof Andrea Siggrou 364, Kallithea
Athens
176 74
Greece

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Lena Platonos: The Emperor's Nightingale

Greek National Opera
Markellos Chryssicos, conductor

Animated children's opera
 
3pm
Opera House
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly

When young Japanese girl Cio-Cio San marries American lieutenant B F Pinkerton, she is convinced that it is true love. Therefore she does not worry when he leaves Japan to return to America because, naturally, he will return to her.

But to Pinkerton, his Japanese marriage was merely a way to pass the time, and he realizes too late that playing with a young, impressionable heart can have dire consequences.

Lars Kaalund's romantic, critically acclaimed interpretation of Puccini's tragic drama is a tribute to Cio-Cio San, who insists on waiting for her beloved and continues to believe in her love, even when everything looks hopeless. The set designer, Christian Friedländer, and the artist and costume designer Pernille Egeskov have created an aesthetically beautiful and simple setting, mirroring the Western world's dream of the Far East with sweeping silk kimonos inspired by Hokusai's woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
 
24 April 2018
 
8pm
Grand Auditorium, Philharmonie
Luxembourg

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Mahler: Symphony No 10 - Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra

 
25 April 2018
 
8pm
Opera House
Copenhagen
Denmark

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly

When young Japanese girl Cio-Cio San marries American lieutenant B F Pinkerton, she is convinced that it is true love. Therefore she does not worry when he leaves Japan to return to America because, naturally, he will return to her.

But to Pinkerton, his Japanese marriage was merely a way to pass the time, and he realizes too late that playing with a young, impressionable heart can have dire consequences.

Lars Kaalund's romantic, critically acclaimed interpretation of Puccini's tragic drama is a tribute to Cio-Cio San, who insists on waiting for her beloved and continues to believe in her love, even when everything looks hopeless. The set designer, Christian Friedländer, and the artist and costume designer Pernille Egeskov have created an aesthetically beautiful and simple setting, mirroring the Western world's dream of the Far East with sweeping silk kimonos inspired by Hokusai's woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
 
26 April 2018
 
7.30pm
Forum Theatre, Malvern Theatres
Grange Road, Malvern
Worcestershire
WR14 3HB
United Kingdom

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Britten Oboe Quartet

Nicholas Daniel, oboe
Jacqueline Shave, violin
Clare Finnimore, viola
Caroline Dearnley, cello

Elgar: Andante and Allegro (c1878)
Moeran: Fantasy Quartet
Mozart: Adagio for Cor Anglais and String Trio, K 580a
Britten: Fantasy Quartet, Op 2
Knussen: Cantata
Lennox Berkeley: String Trio
Mozart: Oboe Quartet, K 370

Malvern Concert Club

 
27 April 2018 until 1 May 2018
 
Calella
Catalunya
Spain

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Costa Barcelona Music Festival

 


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