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The festival season is here! While for audiences, it's time to prepare the picnic, for young musicians it's a time to learn from the best in music courses and festival academies, and compete against others in festival competitions. This summer, we're looking at festivals that offer more than just the music.
"The most important thing is to love what you sing to bits". Following this simple guideline, Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Ostroukhova found her way to the final of this year's London Handel Festival vocal competition.
Douglas McNabney is remarkably candid when he talks about summer music festivals. “We’re always looking for a new premise to do the same thing,” he says. “Year in and year out, we do the same 19th-century programming, and try to find a different way of looking at it.
Opera Holland Park is adored by opera newbies for its friendly, informal atmosphere and its accessible ticket prices. Yet it is adored by aficianados too for its brave programming... and this season is no different.
In front of an enthusiastic Montréal crowd, Yannick Nézet-Séguin led his orchestra through the varied atmospheres and moods of works by great English composers of the early 20th century.
A few weeks before the première of his first full length work for The Royal Ballet, Wayne McGregor rehearses Woolf Works with Alessandra Ferri, Federico Bonelli and Edward Watson
FOCUS ON BUDAPEST
From delectable strudels to fine Hungarian dining in opulent surroundings to improbable fusions of Italian and Jewish cooking, Budapest will tempt every palate. The city's famous "Ruin bars", spas and clubs are just some of a thousand places to relax or have fun.
SIBELIUS AND NIELSEN
All composer anniversaries, especially those of well-established names, offer a possibility of looking at their lesser known compositions.