News, Reviews and Divertissements

  • Concert for the Biocene

    On the 22nd of June the 'Concert for the Biocene' was broadcast by streaming, in which the UceLi Quartet performed Puccini's 'Crisantemi' from Barcelona's Teatro de Liceu...for an audience of 2,292 plants. What seems like a slightly bizarre idea to begin with, is actually very beautiful. The music and imagery reminding us of the early days of the lockdown, as the natural world flowed into the places deserted by humans. The plants were subsequently delivered to 2,292 health professionals, speci

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  • Making a Virtue of Neccessity

    Although we cannot visit the Wexford Festival in person this October, the spirit which enabled a small provincial town to create a world-renowned opera festival will prevail. Under the guidance of Wexford Festival Opera’s Artistic Director, ROSETTA CUCCHI, for this year only, Wexford Festival Opera will present to a reimagined, online-streamed Festiva. ‘Waiting for Shakespeare …The Festival in the air’ will run for eight consecutive days, from Sunday, 11 October until

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  • Covent Garden is LIVE again!

    Make a note in your diary! On Saturday 13th June at 7.30pm, The Royal Opera House will broadcast its first live performance since the COVID-19 pandemic forced its closure on 17th March. Hosted by the Royal Opera House Director of Music, Antonio Pappano, and the BBC’s Anita Rani, and with by a limited number of artists, this first concert will draw on the Royal Opera House’s heritage. Stars including Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley, will perform a programme inlcuding wor

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