Sadly, it’s time to say goodbye. After 3 awesome months as the Development Trainee, I am off to pastures new, aka working for a Circus.Read More
The 3 June saw us perform an all Handel programme in the final concert of our 2012-2013 Season – Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: A Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.Read More
For those of you who attended our Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson on Monday 3 June, we can tell you that the encore performed was the Musette from Handel’s Concerto Grosso Op6 No6. You may have also noticed that Stéphanie d’Oustrac was unfortunately indisposed and unable to join us on this occasion. We were, however, very pleased to welcome Karine Deshayes, who stood in at the last minute and was met with a wonderful response. Here’s a bit more about her.Read More
Last season we proved that not all audiences are the same and with the last concert of the season taking place tonight, we put together a playlist to find out what tracks our audience and Orchestra love to listen to. Enjoy.Read More
When we close our season on 3 June, all arias performed will be from roles associated with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Here Lindsay Kemp discusses the performer and the history behind the music.Read More
On 3 June, we take to the stage at Royal Festival Hall for a tribute to the great mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.Read More
On 3 June, we return to Royal Festival Hall to perform A Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, the final concert of the season and the last of our Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series.Read More
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson was born in San Francisco, on 1 March 1954. She grew up in a very musical household, with both her parents being music teachers and heavily involved in opera.Read More
Our guide to female opera characters returns, with a look at Phaedra…
The fabulous Sarah Connolly will be taking on the role next Thursday at our next Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie.
As you may have read in a previous post, this Monday we launched our 2012-2013 Southbank Centre season to the press at the Royal Festival Hall. So it’s now time to give you some highlights and tell you what’s in store. Public booking for the season opens on 14 Feb, but you can book NOW if you join the Friends of the OAE. Alternatively members of our Priority Mailing List can book from next Wednesday. All the concerts will be added to our website shortly.
Queens Heroines and Ladykillers: A 5-event series celebrating strong female characters in opera. Including:
30 September 2012 Sir Roger Norrington is joined by Anna Caterina Antonacci to sing works by Cherubini, Gluck and Berlioz.
8 November 2012 Sarah Connolly sings Purcell, Rameau and Charpentier.
3 June 2013 A Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson – William Christie directs an all-Handel concert.
By Jupiter, that’s the last of Mozart!
29 January 2013 – Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mozart’s last 3 symphonies.
8 February 2013 A brand new collaboration with choreographer Henri Oguike with a world premiere of a dance dance work set to Vivaldi’s seminal Four Seasons, with OAE leader Kati Debretzeni as soloist.
25 February 2013 Legendary pianist András Schiff makes his OAE debut with Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos 9 & 24
The Works, our new concert series giving you a guided tour of selected pieces continues.
OAE Tots returns with 6 events throughout the year for the youngest of music lovers.
And of course our late-night Night Shift series also continues.