The Happy Prince with Jubilee Opera
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

The Happy Prince with Jubilee Opera

Composer Malcolm Williamson based this beguiling forty-five minute opera on the story for children by Oscar Wilde. It tells of the golden statue of The Happy Prince, who persuades a migrating Swallow to spread precious gifts over the poor and needy in his city, with tragic consequences. But from the tragedy comes a message of love, hope and redemption, which transcends the darkness of the world below.

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The Happy Prince with Jubilee Opera
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

The Happy Prince with Jubilee Opera

Composer Malcolm Williamson based this beguiling forty-five minute opera on the story for children by Oscar Wilde. It tells of the golden statue of The Happy Prince, who persuades a migrating Swallow to spread precious gifts over the poor and needy in his city, with tragic consequences. But from the tragedy comes a message of love, hope and redemption, which transcends the darkness of the world below.

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The Happy Prince with Jubilee Opera
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Happy Prince with Jubilee Opera

Composer Malcolm Williamson based this beguiling forty-five minute opera on the story for children by Oscar Wilde. It tells of the golden statue of The Happy Prince, who persuades a migrating Swallow to spread precious gifts over the poor and needy in his city, with tragic consequences. But from the tragedy comes a message of love, hope and redemption, which transcends the darkness of the world below.

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Music for Advent with English Concert
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

Music for Advent with English Concert

In the build-up to Christmas, The English Concert turns to JS Bach’s three surviving cantatas written for Advent. Despite Bach’s gruelling schedule composing almost one cantata per week, his music is still full of characteristic invention, including the French overture style that opens ‘Nun komm, der heiden heiland’.

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Messiah at the Temple Winter Festival
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Messiah at the Temple Winter Festival

Collegium Musicum of London
Temple Players
Greg Morris 
director
Grace Davidson soprano
James Hall alto
James Way tenor
William Thomas bass

Handel Messiah

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Handel’s iconic masterpiece remains as popular today as it has ever been. We are thrilled that we are able to present it in this year’s festival with the highly respected Collegium Musicum of London, directed by Greg Morris ‘a born musician…’, and a wonderful line-up of talented soloists.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream in Montpellier
May
8
8:00 PM20:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Montpellier

"Benjamin Britten and his companion Peter Pears imagined a free adaptation of Shakespeare's masterpiece The Dream of a Summer Night . The enfant terrible of English music has conceived a universe where an exceptional variety of musical climates is found side by side with Shakespearean theater. The work is reactivated by a renewed dramaturgical approach, in contact with the themes of purity and innocence, the night and the dream in opposition to the real world, by nature deceptive and violent. Highly colored instrumentation and a central masculine role entrusted to a counter-tenor fully participate in this feast of senses, interspersed with humor, love and magic.

New production Opera Orchestra Nation Montpellier Occitanie"

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A Midsummer Night's Dream in Montpellier
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Montpellier

"Benjamin Britten and his companion Peter Pears imagined a free adaptation of Shakespeare's masterpiece The Dream of a Summer Night . The enfant terrible of English music has conceived a universe where an exceptional variety of musical climates is found side by side with Shakespearean theater. The work is reactivated by a renewed dramaturgical approach, in contact with the themes of purity and innocence, the night and the dream in opposition to the real world, by nature deceptive and violent. Highly colored instrumentation and a central masculine role entrusted to a counter-tenor fully participate in this feast of senses, interspersed with humor, love and magic.

New production Opera Orchestra Nation Montpellier Occitanie"

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A Midsummer Night's Dream in Montpellier
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

A Midsummer Night's Dream in Montpellier

"Benjamin Britten and his companion Peter Pears imagined a free adaptation of Shakespeare's masterpiece The Dream of a Summer Night . The enfant terrible of English music has conceived a universe where an exceptional variety of musical climates is found side by side with Shakespearean theater. The work is reactivated by a renewed dramaturgical approach, in contact with the themes of purity and innocence, the night and the dream in opposition to the real world, by nature deceptive and violent. Highly colored instrumentation and a central masculine role entrusted to a counter-tenor fully participate in this feast of senses, interspersed with humor, love and magic.

New production Opera Orchestra Nation Montpellier Occitanie"

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The Mother with Mahogany Opera Group
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Mother with Mahogany Opera Group

THE MOTHER

Music: Laurence Osborn
Text: Theo Merz
 

A mother and a son, a son and a mother.
Things had to be this way and couldn’t be another.

Leon dreams of changing the world with his radical philosophy but the explosive, suffocating, mutually destructive relationship he has with his mother leaves little time for anything or anyone else.

The Mother is an adaptation of the absurdist play Matka by Polish writer Witkacy (Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz). Indebted to Eastern European theatre, it is a bitingly satirical and explosive response to the traditions of opera. Osborn plunges the audience into an anarchic, surrealist world through taut, intense music that draws on Weill, Birtwistle, and Romitelli, alongside mainstream pop influences.


The Mother: Lore Lixenberg
Leon: James Hall
Dorothea: Lindsay Bramley
Father: Geoffrey Dolton
Sophia: Rebecca Bottone
Academic and De Proud: Andrew Dickinson
Theatre Owner and Modesta: Daniel Norman

Staging: Frederic Wake-Walker
Lighting: Sylwester Łuczak
Conductor: Jamie Man
Repetiteur & Pianist: Yshani Perinpanayagam
Orchestra: CHROMA

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Giulio Cesare with Early Opera Company
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Giulio Cesare with Early Opera Company

In a collaboration between St John’s Smith Square and London Handel Festival, Early Opera Company brings Handel’s epic drama Giulio Cesare in Egitto to the concert stage. Starring Tim Mead in the title role and Anna Devin as Cleopatra, Christian Curnyn conducts an all-star cast of Rachel Kelly (Sesto), Hilary Summers (Cornelia), Rupert Enticknap (Tolomeo), Callum Thorpe (Achilla) and James Hall (Nireno).

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St John Passion with Royal Northern Sinfonia
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

St John Passion with Royal Northern Sinfonia

Harry Bicket conductor 
Louise Alder soprano 
James Hall countertenor 
Joshua Ellicott tenor 
Brindley Sherratt bass 
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

J S Bach St John Passion

A Good Friday performance of Bach’s dramatic Passion. Composed for this day in 1724, the St John is the earlier of Bach’s two surviving Passions, blending the theatrical with the devotional in a masterful account of Christ’s betrayal, trial and crucifixion.

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Handel's Rinaldo with The English Concert
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Handel's Rinaldo with The English Concert

‘Like a globe-travelling relative who returns bearing marvellous gifts, The English Concert continues to appear at Carnegie Hall bearing one gorgeous Handel opera after another...’ (New York Classical Review). This season is no different. Reunited with countertenor Iestyn Davies in the title role, we return with a tale of knights, magic and a kidnapped heroine in Handel’s first opera for the London stage, Rinaldo.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
21
2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
4
3:00 PM15:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Feb
28
2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Feb
21
2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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Farinelli and the King on Broadway
Feb
14
2:00 PM14:00

Farinelli and the King on Broadway

James joins three-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance as he returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen. The work comes to Broadway following a critically acclaimed and sold out production on London's West End, where it was the highest grossing show in the history of the Duke of York's Theatre and received six Olivier Award nominations. James will be alternating the role of Singing Voice of Farinelli with Iestyn Davies.

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