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Mon 19 Aug 2019

Glyndebourne

Die Zauberflöte

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Mozart Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Antonello Manacorda conductor
Barbe & Doucet direction and design
David Portillo Tamino
Björn Bürger Papageno
Sofia Fomina Pamina
Caroline Wettergreen Queen of the Night
Jörg Schneider Monostatos
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade in a brand-new production by Barbe & Doucet.

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Tue 20 Aug 2019

Glyndebourne

Rinaldo

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Handel Rinaldo

Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Robert Carsen director
Elizabeth DeShong Rinaldo
Tim Mead Goffredo
Jakub Józef Orliński Eustazio
Giulia Semenzato Almirena
Kristina Mkhitaryan Armida
Brandon Cedel Argante
James Hall A Christian Magician
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Christian knight Rinaldo loves Almirena, but she has been kidnapped by the scheming sorceress Armida. A magical battle of wits and wills ensues between Rinaldo’s Crusaders and the Saracen army, as the fate not just of two lovers but two nations hangs in the balance.

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Thu 22 Aug 2019

Glyndebourne

Die Zauberflöte

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Mozart Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Antonello Manacorda conductor
Barbe & Doucet direction and design
David Portillo Tamino
Björn Bürger Papageno
Sofia Fomina Pamina
Caroline Wettergreen Queen of the Night
Jörg Schneider Monostatos
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade in a brand-new production by Barbe & Doucet.

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Fri 23 Aug 2019

Glyndebourne

Rinaldo

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Handel Rinaldo

Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Robert Carsen director
Elizabeth DeShong Rinaldo
Tim Mead Goffredo
Jakub Józef Orliński Eustazio
Giulia Semenzato Almirena
Kristina Mkhitaryan Armida
Brandon Cedel Argante
James Hall A Christian Magician
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Christian knight Rinaldo loves Almirena, but she has been kidnapped by the scheming sorceress Armida. A magical battle of wits and wills ensues between Rinaldo’s Crusaders and the Saracen army, as the fate not just of two lovers but two nations hangs in the balance.

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Sat 24 Aug 2019

Glyndebourne

Die Zauberflöte

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Mozart Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Antonello Manacorda conductor
Barbe & Doucet direction and design
David Portillo Tamino
Björn Bürger Papageno
Sofia Fomina Pamina
Caroline Wettergreen Queen of the Night
Jörg Schneider Monostatos
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Mozart’s most magical comedy returns to Glyndebourne for the first time in over a decade in a brand-new production by Barbe & Doucet.

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Sun 25 Aug 2019

Glyndebourne

Rinaldo

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Handel Rinaldo

Maxim Emelyanychev conductor
Robert Carsen director
Elizabeth DeShong Rinaldo
Tim Mead Goffredo
Jakub Józef Orliński Eustazio
Giulia Semenzato Almirena
Kristina Mkhitaryan Armida
Brandon Cedel Argante
James Hall A Christian Magician
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Christian knight Rinaldo loves Almirena, but she has been kidnapped by the scheming sorceress Armida. A magical battle of wits and wills ensues between Rinaldo’s Crusaders and the Saracen army, as the fate not just of two lovers but two nations hangs in the balance.

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Tue 27 Aug 2019

Royal Albert Hall

Prom 51: The Magic Flute

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Mozart The Magic Flute

David Portillo Tamino
Sofia Fomina Pamina
Björn Bürger Papageno
Alison Rose Papagena
Brindley Sherratt Sarastro
Caroline Wettergreen Queen of the Night
Jörg Schneider Monostatos

Glyndebourne’s new production of The Magic Flute comes to the Proms in a special semi-staging.

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Fri 6 Sep 2019

Ateneul Român

Iphigénie en Tauride

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Gluck Iphigénie en Tauride

Laurence Cummings conductor
Anna Caterina Antonacci mezzo-soprano
Christopher Maltman baritone
Toby Spence tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams bass-baritone
Mary Bevan soprano

Often overlooked, Gluck is one of the great opera composers.

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Sat 7 Sep 2019

Ateneul Român

Orfeo ed Euridice

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Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice

Laurence Cummings conductor
Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
Lydia Teuscher soprano
Rowan Pierce soprano

Often overlooked, Gluck is one of the great opera composers.

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Thu 3 Oct 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

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Mendelssohn Elijah

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Carolyn Sampson soprano
Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
Brenden Gunnell tenor
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Mendelssohn’s magnificent story of faith, doubt and miracles.

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Sun 13 Oct 2019

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Ach, ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe (Ah, I see, now as I go to the marriage) BWV 162

Professor Alain Goriely Statutory Professor of Mathematical Modelling, University of Oxford

Mathematics and the Brain

The science: Can mathematics explain the brain? No-one is entirely sure, but Professor Alain Goriely definitely thinks it’s worth trying. He explores how applied mathematics can help us learn more about the effect of brain injuries and neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

The music: In this cantata, Bach imagines going to a wedding, although he’s initially concerned with the pre-marital angst of the participants, rather than having a party. It’s all resolved by the end, however, with a journey from doubt to certainty and a celebratory final chorale.

In partnership with Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

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Wed 23 Oct 2019

Mitchell Arts Centre

Bach at Keele University

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J.S. Bach Sinfonia BWV 42
J.S. Bach Concerto for Oboe D'Amour BWV 1055
J.S. Bach Suite No.2 BWV 1067
J.S. Bach Suite No.1 BWV 1066

Our first ever visit to Keele University with an all-Bach programme.

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Sun 3 Nov 2019

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ (Thou Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ) BWV 116

Professor Alexandra Olaya-Castro Professor of Physics, University College London

Nature’s Hidden Nature

The science

You’ve probably heard of quantum physics, and might know it’s about weird things such as tiny particles being in two places at the same time. But quantum biology? Professor Alexandra Olaya-Castro is a leading figure in this emerging field, which explores the role quantum mechanics plays in biological processes, from photosynthesis to birds’ remarkable navigation systems.

The music

This cantata is something of a musical sandwich, with flowing, optimistic first and last movements surrounding sections with darker moods of judgement and fear. It’s one for horn fans, with a prominent natural horn complementing the soprano singer.

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Mon 11 Nov 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Vivaldi and Pergolesi: Sacred Baroque

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Vivaldi Concerto for lute
Vivaldi Gloria, RV589

Katherine Watson soprano
Rowan Pierce soprano
Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Iestyn Davies and Katherine Watson star in a concert featuring three beautiful Baroque masterpieces by Italian composers.

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Thu 21 Nov 2019

Lincoln Center, New York

Vivaldi and Pergolesi: Sacred Baroque

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Vivaldi Gloria, RV589

Jonathan Cohen conductor and harpsichord
Katherine Watson soprano
Rowan Pierce soprano (U.S. debut)
Iestyn Davies countertenor

Iestyn Davies and Katherine Watson star in a concert featuring three beautiful Baroque masterpieces by Italian composers.

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Sun 1 Dec 2019

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Now come, Saviour of the gentiles I) BWV61

Professor Marcus du Sautoy Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford

The Creativity Code

The science: Could computers put composers out of job? Professor Marcus du Sautoy’s latest book, The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think, explores creativity, algorithms, and whether artificial intelligence will ever be able to write a cantata quite like Bach.

The music: For mark the start of Advent, the Orchestra plays one of Bach’s Christmas cantatas, full of anticipation for the big day. It’s an unusual cantata, bringing in element of secular French opera, such as an Overture, into church music.

In partnership with Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

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Fri 6 Dec 2019

The Church of Holmen, Copenhagen

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel The Messiah

Mogens Dahl conductor

We return to Denmark to perform Handel’s festive oratorio with the renowned Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir.

Our traditional concert in Holmen’s Church is now a firm fixture in Copenhagen. Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir will be performing Handel’s most popular choral work – the magnificent oratorio Messiah – with us. This traditional concert has been praised to the heavens by all reviewers, who have fallen in love with Mogens Dahl’s slender and crisp Baroque edition.

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Sat 7 Dec 2019

The Church of Holmen, Copenhagen

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel The Messiah

Mogens Dahl conductor

We return to Denmark to perform Handel’s festive oratorio with the renowned Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir.

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Tue 28 Jan 2020

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Beethoven’s Major Heroes

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Beethoven Symphony No.2
Beethoven Symphony No.3 Eroica

Sir Roger Norrington conductor

Sir Roger Norrington conducts two of Beethoven’s most popular major-key masterpieces.

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Sun 2 Feb 2020

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott (Lord Jesus Christ, true man and God) BWV 127

Professor Buzz Baum Professor of Cell Biology, University College London

Cell Your Soul

The science

“My core interest has been in trying to think like a cell,” says UCL’s Buzz Baum, who works at the intersection of biology and physics, trying to understand how cells evolve. He’s published a radical new theory as to how eukaryotic cells – which make up complex life forms such as ourselves – came to be.

The music

Written for the last Sunday before lent, this cantata repurposes a famous tune from Bach’s St Matthew Passion and features lovely writing for an oboe and recorders. Thematically, it’s a serious one, mostly about death and how it’s easier to face it with Jesus at your side.

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