Summer festivals and extra concerts in addition to those in the 2021/22 brochure - we will add performances here as we hear about them!
Longborough Festival Opera
30 May, 1, 3, 5, 7 June
Conductor: Anthony Negus Director: Amy Lane
Following an acclaimed Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, Longborough’s Ring continues with Wagner’s remarkably funny and exuberant third instalment of the epic cycle.
Korngold Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
21, 23, 25, 27 June
Conductor: Justin Brown Director: Carmen Jakobi
A dramatised concert production of Korngold’s rarely performed youthful drama of desire – seductive, charming and full of beautiful melody.
9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19 July 2022
Conductor: Jeremy Silver Director: Mathilde Lopez
A radical take on Bizet’s tale of freedom, passion and high drama, featuring the Longborough Youth Chorus.
Emerging Artist double bill:
Freya Waley-Cohen Spell Book
Francesca Caccini La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina (The Liberation of Ruggiero from the Island of Alcina)
28, 30, 31 July, 2 August 2022
Conductor: Yshani Perinpanayagam Director: Jenny Ogilvie
Members of Longborough’s Emerging Artist programme offer the first complete staging of the dramatic song cycle Spell Book; followed by The Liberation of Ruggiero, the earliest surviving opera written by a female composer.
Box Office 01451 830292
Booking opens 14 March 2022.
Book ahead with membership – join from £80.
Longborough Festival Opera, near Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QF
SHEFFIELD CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL FINALE
MUSIC IN THE ROUND
21ST MAY 2022
Britten Sinfonietta (16')
Knussen ... Upon One Note (3')
Grime Seven Pierrot Miniature (12')
Slater The Light Blinds RPS Composer 2021-22 Commission for Music in the Round (10')
Brahms Serenade No.1 (47')
Ensemble 360 brings the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival to a thrilling climax with a programming showcasing their endless versatility and brilliance. Benjamin Britten was a mentor to Oliver Knussen and in turn, Knussen had a huge influence on our guest curator Helen Grime. This sequence of great British music is topped off by something completely different: lavish tunes, warm radiance and a jubilant ending courtesy of Joanne's Brahms. The perfect finale!
Header photo: Nicholas Daniel - director of the Leicester International Music Festival