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Wozzeck tells the story of a simple soldier, troubled by visions, who murders his unfaithful partner and dies, leaving behind an orphaned child. Berg’s early 20th-century masterpiece comes to ENO for the first time in 25 years.
Liverpool St Georges Hall, Liverpool
Works by de Falla, Kurt Weill, Hindemith, Sibelius, Graham Fitkin and others
York Theatre Royal, York
This breathtaking programme presents a work from Birmingham Royal Ballet’s award-winning Director, alongside one from a master of the Broadway stage, and thrilling excerpts from some of the world-famous classics with which Birmingham Royal Ballet has made its name, all performed to live music from members of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
A great lover of jazz, Take Five is Company Director David Bintley's latest jazz creation. Set to the iconic music of the legendary Dave Brubeck, this lighthearted, laid-back, elegant ballet takes life calmly in its stride.
Birmingham Royal Ballet once again brings you a selection of stunning exceprts from some of the world's best-loved ballets. This year's excerpts include a section of Giselle Act II. Further details to be confirmed.
THE GRAND TOUR
All aboard for the roaring 20s! Setting out for Europe, our heroine, a doughty American spinster, can't believe her luck when she embarks on her cruise and finds herself in the company of a feast of famous faces. However, it turns out that Noël Coward, Gertrude Stein and George Bernard Shaw, to name but a few, aren't necessarily the friendliest of shipmates. Add stowaways and a rather handsome Chief Steward into the mix and things might get a little... complicated.
Choreographer of many films and hit Broadway shows, American Joe Layton's The Grand Tour is a genuinely funny take on the eccentric celebrities that populated England's stages, screens and newspapers in the 1920s, accompanied by unique orchestral renditions of Noël Coward songs.
Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow
“I heard” said Igor Stravinsky, “and I wrote what I heard. I am the vessel through which The Rite passed”. Maybe the famous opening-night punch-up has been exaggerated. But one thing’s for sure: when Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris that night in May 1913, it was a shattering moment in musical history – and we’re still feeling the aftershocks today. BBC SSO Artist-in-Association Matthias Pintscher brings a composer’s insight to this centenary performance, and directs his own creative response to Stravinsky’s seismic challenge. Bach’s superbly inventive B minor orchestral suite, meanwhile, demonstrates that revolutions don’t have to start riots.
Southbank - Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Led by the charismatic pianist and Borletti-Buitoni Trust trustee Mitsuko Uchida, nine young artists combine to perform three varied chamber works.
Completed in the final year of his short life, the first of Schubert's two piano trios demonstrates the remarkable spirit of a composer living in the shadow of poor health. The trio is an example of Schubert's chamber music at its very best, with a sparkling opening followed by a lushly melodic slow movement and dance-like later movements.
Woodwind instruments dominate the first half of this concert with outstanding clarinettist Martin Fröst leading a performance of Mozart's lyrical Clarinet Quintet and Alexei Ogrintchouk playing Britten's rarely performed Temporal Variations for oboe and piano.
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6.15pm - pre-concert talk. How is talent recognised and how is it best nurtured? Find out from the three dynamic leading forces behind the Borletti-Buitoni Trust onstage in a live interview. BBT's patron Ilaria Borletti Buitoni speaking for the first time in public about why she established the Trust, Mitsuko Uchida DBE founding trustee and artistic committee member and chief executive Susan Rivers. Free.
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at 9.45pm - Borletti-Buitoni Trust Out of the Box. Inimitable Welsh pianist Llyr Williams joins The Other Ebène, the singing, jazz-playing alter ego of quintessentially French string quartet, Quatuor Ebène
“Is not His word like a fire?” Felix Mendelssohn may have been a friend of Queen Victoria, but there’s absolutely nothing stuffy about his Elijah. This is religious music with a wonderful difference: a rip-roaring Old Testament epic full of blood, thunder and fabulously hummable tunes. We welcome back conductor Sir Andrew Davis, the RSNO Chorus and Junior Chorus, and an all-star team of soloists for what should be a truly roof-raising night to remember.
Pre-concert talk 6.45pm Ursula Heidecker Allen (RSNO Violin)
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Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb with the hits 'Maybe This Time', 'Money Makes The World Go Around' and of course 'Cabaret'. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film with oscar winning performances by Liza Minnelli and Joel Gray. This revival of Rufus Norris' award winning production will Star internationally acclaimed Singer Songwriter Will Young as the enigmatic Emcee, and TV film Actress Michelle Ryan as Sally Bowles.
The greatest days of your life! Inspired by the smash hit million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two and Three, comes the sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical, featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock 'n' Roll era. Written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, the team behind Goodnight Sweetheart, Birds of a Feather, The New Statesmen and Shine On Harvey Moon.
Taboo – the sensational musical by Boy George – will be staged at one of Brixton’s hottest new nightspots The Brixton Club House this autumn. Starring Sam Buttery, the singing sensation from this year’s BBC talent show – The Voice, Taboo tells the story of two young men - Leigh Bowery, a brilliant and anarchic performance artist, and George O'Dowd, a young, rough-edged boy who arrives in London and who would become the cross-over star Boy George.
From squat to superstardom, from rock to rock bottom, both mens' stories are played out against the fantastic background of the nightclub that came to symbolise the excess and decadence of 1980s London and subsequently defined a generation.
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It's Not True. Few musicals have received quite such accolades as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers, which, having opened in 1988 to tremendous acclaim continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder Blood Brothers is 'the musical for all time'.
The cult art-pop orchestra return with a live show to coincide with the release of a brand new album. This latest work combines dark electronica with organic orchestration and is - in their words - an attempt to explain "the rich complexity of life"
Celebrating its 10th sensational year in London, STOMP is now FRESHER, FASTER AND FUNNIER than ever before, with new routines, new choreography and new music. This multi-award winning show has a universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance. Eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters, plastic bags, bin lids and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel good rhythm.