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Town Hall, Cheltenham
A partnership with guest director Richard Tognetti brings zest and brilliance to the OAE

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St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield
The world premiere of James Dillon’s Stabat Mater Dolorosa was a Huddersfield festival highlight with its powerfully individual music Continue reading...
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This winter, White Cloth Gallery in Leeds hosts Behind the Curtain, an exhibition of new photography exposing the hidden world behind-the-scenes at one of the UK’s major opera companies. Yorkshire-based photographer Tom Arber spent a week in residence with Opera North in September 2014, as the company prepared for a new production of Verdi’s La traviata. Arber’s images show the final stage rehearsals in the run-up to opening night, giving a glimpse of rarely seen moments on and off stage, in dressing rooms and backstage corridors, from principal opera singers to costume dressers and stage technicians.

The full collection of images can be seen at White Cloth Gallery in Leeds, from 26 November until 1 February 2015.

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Huddersfield contemporary music festival
Petr Kotik conducted a long-lost reworking by John Cage and nyMusikk Bergen performed a retelling of the grail legend with almost indecently intimate music Continue reading...
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Check out the Boiler Room’s stream of a live collaboration between Jonny Greenwood and the London Contemporary Orchestra. Groundbreaking and bold? Maybe; great music, yes, definitely.

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Go to the north pole with Doctor Who, boo Jerry Hall as a wicked queen, watch Dustin Hoffman woo Judi Dench, and finish it all off with sprout ice-cream … we pick the best of the festive fun

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Coliseum, London
In ENO’s world stage premiere of John Adams’s passion oratorio, the conducting is superb, the playing and singing fabulously intense – and the principal soloists remarkable

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Alexandre Tharaud (piano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Les Violons du Roy/Labadie
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Les Vents Français
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Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House; Royal Academy of Music, London
The dream girl isn’t quite what she seems in the Søren Nils Eichberg’s Glare. And Puccini is in safe hands at the Royal Academy Continue reading...
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