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Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques’ 2013/14 season celebrates Rameau’s 250th anniversary, followed by their first Messiah in Vienna and their long-awaited debut at the Opera de Paris’ Palais Garnier

27 Jan 2014
In 2013/14, Christophe Rousset “music’s greatest mischief maker” (Guardian) and his trailblazing ensemble Les Talens Lyriques present a riotous season of operas, revitalising the world of baroque music with capricious irreverence and stunning artistry.
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Pianist Janina Fialkowska releases her first CD of Schubert Piano Sonatas on the ATMA Classique label

27 Jan 2014
Canadian-Polish pianist Janina Fialkowska, who has returned to the keyboard with renewed gusto, released a disc of two of Schubert’s Piano Sonatas on the ATMA Classique label on 28th October.
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Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques mark Rameau’s 250th anniversary with a year-long celebration of his greatest works

27 Jan 2014
Christophe Rousset and his celebrated Baroque ensemble Les Talens Lyriques are commemorating the 250th anniversary of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) with a season of performances throughout 2014 showcasing some of the composer’s greatest works.
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Birmingham Hippodrome to host Wagner’s Ring Cycle on a grand scale with Valery Gergiev’s world-famous Mariinsky Opera Mariinsky Ring - Das Rheingold Birmingham Hippodrome Auditorium as part of the 2014 UK-Russia Year of Culture

27 Jan 2014
Birmingham Hippodrome will present Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle conducted by Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera, making their Hippodrome debut, in four performances over five nights in November 2014.
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La Fenice showcases Italy’s glamorous prima donna Carmen Giannattasio for the New Year’s Day Concert, followed by productions of La Bohème and Il Trovatore in 2014

27 Jan 2014
For the prestigious 2014 New Year’s Day Concert, La Fenice celebrates showcasing Carmen Giannattasio, “super star…la vera diva della grande soirée nel segno di Verdi” (Il Mattino).
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Valery Gergiev brings his Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble to Milton Court for their UK debut, showcasing the world’s most sought-after instruments

27 Jan 2014
For their UK debut, Valery Gergiev brings the Mariinsky Stradivarius Ensemble, his selection of 23 of the Mariinsky Theatre’s finest musicians performing on some of the world’s most famous instruments, to the Guildhall School’s new building Milton Court on Monday 4 November, as part of the Barbican’s classical music season.
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To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, cellist Raphael Wallfisch releases a CD of Jewish music with Benjamin Wallfisch in memory of lost family

24 Jan 2014
In advance of Holocaust Memorial Day on 22 January 2014, British cellist Raphael Wallfisch releases a disc of Jewish music with his son Benjamin Wallfisch conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales on the Nimbus label on 6 January 2014.
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Director Lynn Binstock and Unexpected Opera present their critically acclaimed show Opera Naked at the St. James Theatre from 15 – 20 October

18 Oct 2013
Following the sell-out success of the unique show Opera Naked in October 2012 which was a finalist for Best Opera in the 2013 Off-West-End OFFIE Awards, Unexpected Opera returns with Opera Naked at St. James Theatre’s Studio from 15 – 20 October 2013.
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Inner-city primary school children from London Music Masters’ Bridge Project perform their first opera, Britten’s Noye’s Fludde on Saturday 12th October

30 Sep 2013
Inner-city primary school children from London Music Masters’ Bridge Project perform their first opera Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten, directed by distinguished British opera director Olivia Fuchs on Saturday 12th October.
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Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen wins Gramophone Award for sublime recording of Bartók’s Violin Sonatas in lead-up to a season of concerts in London

30 Sep 2013
The 35-year-old Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen has won a prestigious Gramophone Award in the Chamber category, for his powerful recording of Béla Bartók’s Violin Sonatas, with Zoltán Kocsis on piano.
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Newly renamed “Royal” Northern Sinfonia kicks off their final season with Music Director Thomas Zehetmair at Sage Gateshead and in London at the new Milton Court

30 Sep 2013
Royal Northern Sinfonia, sporting its new honorary title, marks Music Director Thomas Zehetmair’s 12th and final year with a star-studded season of concerts in 2013-14 at Sage Gateshead and with its first London concert of the season at Milton Court as part of the Barbican’s new series there.
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John Graham-Hall releases debut novel, My Wife the Diva

30 Sep 2013
John Graham-Hall, acclaimed tenor in the Met’s opening production of Eugene Onegin, releases debut novel, My Wife the Diva, a satire of a British opera company and its leading soprano.
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Maestro Italiano at ENO

30 Sep 2013
Italian thoroughbred Gianluca Marcianò makes his debut at English National Opera conducting a revival of Anthony Minghella’s Madam Butterfly by Puccini.
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Darbar Festival 2013: Weekend immersion in Indian classical music, culture and food featuring pioneering female Indian musicians and a special tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar

19 Aug 2013
The Darbar Festival returns to the Southbank Centre following its sell out success in 2012 for another invigorating weekend of music, talks, food, and yoga from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 September in the Purcell Room for a full immersion in the hypnotic flavours of India.
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Christophe Rousset breathes life into six rare harpsichords from Edinburgh museums in a three-concert residency at the Edinburgh International Festival

19 Aug 2013
Christophe Rousset, whose soundtrack to the film Farinelli about the Italian castrato sold more than a million CDs worldwide, returns to the Edinburgh International Festival for a series of concerts that will breathe life into six historic harpsichords usually kept on display in Edinburgh’s museums.
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