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May 23

Lincoln Center: David Geffen Hall, New York City

Kavakos Plays Brahms
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Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Thorvaldsdóttir, Aeriality (NY Premiere)
Salonen, Wing on Wing (NY Premiere)
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Anu Komsi, Soprano
Piia Komsi, Soprano
Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Tue 23 May at 19:30

Tonhalle: Kleiner Saal, Zürich

Schubert, Kurtág, Beethoven
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Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 18 in G major, D.894
Kurtág, Passio sin nomine
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor 'Appassionata', Op.57
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Tue 23 May at 20:00

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Grand Band (NY)
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Kerekes, Wither and Bloom
Glass, Closing
Wallace, New work   (World Première )
Lang, Face so Pale
Metcalf, Never Odd or Even 
Reich, Six Pianos
Grand Band
May 23, 27, Jun 02, 06, 07 mat

Semperoper, Dresden

Vergessenes Land
neue Produktion
Symphony in C (Le Palais de Cristal) (George Balanchine)
Forgotten Land (Jiří Kylián)
Quintett by Forsythe (William Forsythe)
SemperOper Ballett Dresden
Eva Ollikainen, Conductor
Jean Rosenthal, Lighting Designer
Hans-Joachim Haas, Lighting Designer
Staatskapelle Dresden
May 23, 24, 25, 27 mat, 31

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude / Tarantella / Strapless / New Liam Scarlett
The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe)
Tarantella (George Balanchine)
New works (Liam Scarlett)
Strapless (Christopher Wheeldon)
Royal Ballet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Zenaida Yanovsky, Dancer
Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Dancer
Akane Takada, Dancer
Marianela Núñez, Dancer
Vadim Muntagirov, Dancer
Steven McRae, Dancer
Marcelino Sambé, Dancer
Francesca Hayward, Dancer
Natalia Osipova, Dancer
Federico Bonelli, Dancer
Edward Watson, Dancer
Matthew Ball, Dancer
Tue 23 May at 13:00

Wesley's Chapel, London

Clarinet Solo Project: "Poeta Tour 2017"
Luciano, Sequenza no. 2 in A minor for solo clarinet
Stravinsky, 3 Pieces for clarinet solo
Villa-Lobos, Bachanias Brasilieras No. 5 for flute and guitar
Luciano, Study on Quartertones
Luciano, Fragment #4
Luca Luciano, Clarinet
Tue 23 May at 20:00

Symphony Space, New York City

American Composers Orchestra & guitarist Sharon Isbin - Symphony Space
Corigliano, Variations for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra "Troubadours"
Sheng, Postcards for Orchestra: From the Savage Lands, no.3 (New York premiere)
Simon, Portrait of a Queen, for orchestra and narrator (world premiere)
Young, Out of whose womb came the ice (world premiere)
American Composers Orchestra
Sharon Isbin, Guitar
David Tinervia, Baritone
Rehanna Thelwell, Contralto
May 24, 25

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montreal

Kent Nagano and Shostakovich's Final Symphony
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Shepherd, Magiya
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 15 in A major, Op.141
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Kent Nagano, Conductor
Rafał Blechacz, Piano
May 24, 25, 26, 27

Stadsschouwburg, Antwerp

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani on tour - Belgium
Icon (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
May 24, 25, 26, 27

Artscape Opera House, Cape Town

Tiger Bay the Musical
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James, Tiger Bay the Musical
May 24, 27, Jun 06, 19, 24, 29
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Österreichische Erstaufführung
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Obst, Die andere Seite
Landestheater Linz
Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor
John Dew, Director
Christoph Blitt, Dramaturgy
Wed 24 May at 19:30

Konzerthaus: Berio-Saal, Vienna

Nouvelle Aventure: Caroline & Jörg Widmann | Experimentalstudio des SWR
Erstaufführung
Boulez, Anthèmes I
Dusapin, In vivo (EA)
Widmann, Drei Schattentänze für Klarinette solo (Three Shadow Dances for solo clarinet)
Jörg Widmann, Clarinet
Carolin Widmann, Violin
Experimentalstudio des SWR
Wed 24 May at 20:00

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris

In War and Peace
Handel, Jephtha HWV 70: 'Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
Leo, Andromaca: Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
Cavalieri, Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell, Chaconne in G Minor, Z 730
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Dido's Lament "When I am laid in earth"
Handel, Agrippina: Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
Gesualdo, Tristis est anima mea
Handel, Rinaldo, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga
Purcell, The Indian Queen, Z 630: They tell us that you mighty pow'rs above
Handel, Susanna, HWV 66: Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
Handel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Da tempeste
Pärt, Da Pacem Domine
Handel, Rinaldo, HWV 7: Augelletti, che cantate
Jommelli, Attilio Regolo: Par che di Giubilo
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor
Il Pomo d'Oro
May 25, 27

Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

Love and Other Demons
Hungarian première
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Eötvös, Love and Other Demons (Budapest version, Hungarian première)
Péter Eötvös, Conductor
Silviu Purcarete, Director
Helmut Stürmer, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Tetiana Zhuravel, Sierva María
Gergely Boncsér, Abrenuncio
István Kovácsházi, Don Ygnacio
Zsolt Haja, Father Delaura
Bernadett Fodor, Dominga
Jovita Vaškevičiūtė, Dominga
Andrea Meláth, Josefa Miranda
Éva Balatoni, Martina Laborde, an insane woman
Krisztián Cser, Don Toribio
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Jerry Skelton, Lighting Designer
Rares Zaharia, Revival Director
Andu Dumitrescu, Video Artist
May 25, 26

Palacio de Congresos de Badajoz Manuel Rojas, Badajoz

Azguime, Martin, Shostakovich
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Azguime, Illuminations
Martin, Concerto for seven winds, timpani, percussion and string orchestra
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 1 in F minor, Op.10
Beñat Arrieta, Flute
José Martí, Oboe
José Gasulla, Clarinet
Fernando Cuéllar, Bassoon
Lorena Corma, French horn
Novella Sergio, Trumpet
Antonio Lloret, Trombone
Pedro Carneiro, Conductor
Orquesta de Extremadura
Thu 25 May at 19:30

National Centre for the Performing Arts: Concert Hall, Beijing

Asia Tour 2017
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Bach, Double Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, BWV1043
Glass, Double Concerto for violin and cello
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Kremerata Baltica
Concerto Budapest
Gidon Kremer, Violin
András Keller, Violin
Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė, Cello
Thu 25 May at 20:00

Auditorium de Palma, Palma de Mallorca

Orquestra Simfònica Illes Balears
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Román, Canto y danza
Canteloube, Chants d'Auvergne
Beethoven, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Joji Hattori, Conductor
Kate Lindsey, Mezzo-soprano
Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears "Ciutat de Palma"
May 25, 26, 27, Jun 01, 02

Théâtre Maisonneuve, Montreal

Les Grands Ballets: Falling Angels / Evening Songs / Searching for Home
Evening songs (Jiří Kylián)
Falling Angels (Jiří Kylián)
Searching for Home (Stephane Toss)
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
May 25, 27

Opera Wrocławska, Wrocław

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina (Alexei Ratmansky, Bożena Klimczak)
Opera Wroclawska Ballet
Julia Skrzynecka, Costume Designer
Thu 25 May at 19:30

The MAC, Belfast

Dmytro Morykit's Metropolis LIVE
Morykit, Film music to Metropolis
Thu 25 May at 20:15

Schoss Schönbrunn: Schlosspark, Vienna

Schlosskonzert Schönbrunn
Dvořák, Carnival Overture, Op.92
Dvořák, Armida, Op.115: Za štíhlou gazelou
Dvořák, Rusalka, Op.114: O silver moon / Song to the moon (Mesicku na nebi hlubokem)
Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: Suite
Rachmaninov, Twilight, Op.21 no.3
Rachmaninov, Sing not to me, beautiful maiden (Ne poy krasavitsa pri mne), Op.4 no.4
Rachmaninov, Spring torrents, (Vesennije vody), Op.14 no.11
Humperdinck, Hänsel and Gretel: overture
Williams, Film music from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Hedwig's theme
Stravinsky, The Firebird: Suite (1919 suite)
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Fri 26 May at 20:00
Prague Spring Festival

Municipal House: Smetana Hall, Prague

Prague Symphony Orchestra
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Tansman, 4 Polish Dances
Haydn, Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob VIIe:1
Gruber, 3 MOB Pieces
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 7 in C sharp minor, Op.131
Prague Symphony Orchestra
Łukasz Borowicz, Conductor
Huw Morgan, Trumpet
May 26, 27

Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Silk Street Theatre, London

The Wager
Deqing, The Wager
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Shanghai Opera House
May 26, 27

Oxford Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Autopilot Saves Model S
Galvani, Autopilot Saves Model S (A New Opera by Marco Galvani and Leoe Mercer)
Faded Ink Productions
Tomos Watkins, Conductor
Timothy Coleman, Director
May 26, 28 mat

Palacio de Bellas Artes: Sala Principal, Mexico City

Corigliano, Wagner
Corigliano, Clarinet Concerto
Wagner, Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods into Valhalla
Wagner, Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Wagner, Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music
Wagner, Siegfried: Forest murmurs
Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Dawn
Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Funeral March
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Michael Collins, Clarinet
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México
May 26 mat, 27, 28 mat

Orchestra Hall, Detroit

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2
Howard, Violin Concerto
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, Op.27
James Ehnes, Violin
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
Fri 26 May at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Concert Fantastique
Pärt, Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Simpson, NOX – concerto for cello and orchestra
BBC Philharmonic
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Leonard Elschenbroich, Cello
Fri 26 May at 19:30

All Saints Hove, Brighton

Doric String Quartet
Haydn, String Quartet no. 48 in C major, Op.64 no.1, Hob III:65
Brahms, String Quartet in C minor, Op.51 no.1
Adams, John's Book of Alleged Dances (Selection)
Haydn, String Quartet no. 52 in E flat major, Op.64 no.6, Hob III:64
Doric String Quartet
Fri 26 May at 20:00

National Concert Hall, Dublin

Mahler Symphony No.5
Lindberg, Clarinet Concerto
Mahler, Symphony no. 5 in C sharp minor
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Kari Kriikku, Clarinet
Sachio Fujioka, Conductor
Sat 27 May at 11:00

Konzerthalle Bamberg: Joseph Keilberth Saal, Bamberg

das kleine Ich Bin Ich
Deutsche Erstaufführung
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Haas, das kleine Ich Bin Ich (Auftragskomposition)
Duncan Ward, Conductor
Erwin Grosche, Narrator
Kids event
Sat 27 May at 20:00

Hong Kong City Hall: Concert Hall, Hong Kong

Anaïs Gaudemard & Hong Kong Sinfonietta
World première
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Manoury, Instants pluriels (world première)
Ginastera, Harp Concerto, Op.25
Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Sz 106
Wen-Pin Chien, Conductor
Yip Wing-sie, Conductor
Anais Gaudemard, Harp
Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Kulturzentrum musa, Göttingen

Works by Handel
Works by Vivaldi
Works by Metallica
Cell of Hell
May 27, 28 mat

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México: Sala Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico City

Bernstein, Gershwin, Adams
Bernstein, Candide: overture
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F major
Adams, Harmonielehre
Elim Chan, Conductor
Orquesta Filarmónica de México UNAM
Conrad Tao, Piano
Sat 27 May at 12:00

Fundación Juan March, Madrid

Habaneras. IV.
Halffter, Habanera
Milà, Habanera no. 2, Op.52
Milà, Habanera no. 6, Op.56
Milà, Habanera no. 8, Op.58
Milà, Habanera no. 9, Op.59
Milà, Habanera no. 10, Op.60
Albéniz, Suite Española, Op.47: Cuba
Albéniz, España, 6 Autumn Leaves: Tango, Op.165 no.2
Turina, Tangos
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 2 no. 3: La Puerta del Vino
Debussy, Estampes: La Soirée dans Grenade
de Falla, Homenaje le Tombeau de Claude Debussy (Homage to Debussy)
López Artiga, Salomé
Montsalvatge, Divertimento no. 2
Cervantes, 3 Cuban Dances
Judith Jáuregui, Piano
Sat 27 May at 12:00

St Davids Cathedral, St Davids

Luca Luciano in Concert
Puccini, Tosca: prelude to Act III
Luciano, Clarinet Sonata no. 2 "Stellare"
Luciano, No Compromises
Churchill, Snow White: Some Day My Prince Will Come
Luciano, Clarinet Sonata no. 3
Piazzolla, Libertango
Luciano, Homage to Poulenc
Gershwin, Girl Crazy: I Got Rhythm
Luca Luciano, Clarinet
Bruno d'Ambra, Piano
Sat 27 May at 19:00

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames

British choral masterpieces performed by the Godwine Choir
Dyson, Three Songs of Praise
Macfarren, Orpheus, with his Lute
Macfarren, Blow, blow, thou winter Wind
Hawkins, Four carols for chorus with harp
Holst, Toccata
Holst, Nunc dimittis
Brian, It was a Lover and his Lass
Brian, The Dream
Finzi, Lo, the full final Sacrifice, Op.26
Holst, Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda ((third group))
Brian, Sweet Solitude
Holst, Hymn to Agni
Holst, Hymn to Soma
Bliss, Toccata
Gardner, O clap your Hands
Tippett, A Child of our Time: Five negro spirituals
Godwine Choir
Hilary Davan Wetton, Conductor
Timothy End, Piano
Sat 27 May at 20:00

Philharmonie: Alfried Krupp Saal, Essen

In War and Peace
Handel, Jephtha HWV 70: 'Scenes of horror, scenes of woe
Leo, Andromaca: Prendi quel ferro, o barbaro!
Cavalieri, Sinfonia Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo
Purcell, Chaconne in G Minor, Z 730
Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Dido's Lament "When I am laid in earth"
Handel, Agrippina: Pensieri, voi mi tormentate
Gesualdo, Tristis est anima mea
Handel, Rinaldo, HWV 7: Lascia ch'io pianga
Purcell, The Indian Queen, Z 630: They tell us that you mighty pow'rs above
Handel, Susanna, HWV 66: Crystal streams in murmurs flowing
Handel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Da tempeste
Pärt, Da Pacem Domine
Handel, Rinaldo, HWV 7: Augelletti, che cantate
Jommelli, Attilio Regolo: Par che di Giubilo
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Maxim Emelyanychev, Conductor
Il Pomo d'Oro
Sat 27 May at 21:30

Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames

Ancient and modern music for two guitars
Dowland, Lachrymae Antiquae Pavan
Dowland, Lachrimae Antiquae Novae II
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on "Greensleeves"
Davies, Three Sanday Places
Phibbs, Serenade
Dodgson, Promenade
Duo Guitartes, Guitar
May 28 mat, 29, 30

Philharmonie, Cologne

Sinfoniekonzert10
Deutsche Erstaufführung
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Janáček, Taras Bulba
Barker, The Lanterne of Light
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Alison Balsom, Trumpet
Ilan Volkov, Conductor
Sun 28 May at 11:00
Prague Spring Festival

Charles University: Faculty of Maths and Physics, Refectory, Prague

Chamber Music Weekend: PKF Wind Quintet
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Rejcha, Wind Quintet in E flat major, Op.88 no.1
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Klusák, Music for fireworks
Ligeti, Sechs Bagatellen (Six Bagatelles for wind quintet)
PKF Wind Quintet
Sun 28 May at 15:00
Mozart, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A, K581
Earl, Duo for viola and double bass (World première)
Schubert, Octet in F major, D.803, Op.166
I Musicanti
Leon Bosch, Clarinet, Double Bass
Julie Price, Bassoon
Hannah Sieber, French horn
Tamas Andras, Violin
Fenella Humphreys, Violin
Robert Smissen, Viola
Richard Harwood, Cello
Sun 28 May at 17:00

Konzerthalle Bamberg: Joseph Keilberth Saal, Bamberg

Kammerkonzert: Kancheli, Beethoven und Dvořák
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Kancheli, L'istesso tempo
Beethoven, Piano Quartet no. 1 in E flat major, WoO 36 No. 1
Dvořák, Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op.87
Vladislav Popyalkovsky, Violin
Yumi Nishimura, Viola
Marius Urba, Cello
Vita Kan, Piano
Sun 28 May at 18:00

Philharmonie, Cologne

Rameau, Mozart, Parra
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Works by Rameau
Works by Mozart
Works by Parra
Works by Mozart
Anna Lucia Richter, Soprano
Sophie Harmsen, Mezzo-soprano
Julian Prégardien, Tenor
Tareq Nazmi, Bass
Sebastian Wienand, Piano
Collegium Vocale Gent
Freiburger Barockorchester
Jérémie Rhorer, Conductor
Sun 28 May at 19:00

Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre), Budapest

Blood Wedding
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Szokolay, Blood Wedding
Péter Oberfrank, Conductor
Balázs Kovalik, Director
Péter Horgas, Set Designer
Márta Jánoskuti, Costume Designer
Annamária Kovács, Mother
Dániel Vadász, Fiancé
Éva Balatoni, Neighbour
Károly Szemerédy, Leonardo
Eszter Wierdl, Wife
Mariann Bódi, Mother-in-law
Szilvia Rálik, Fiancée
Hungarian State Opera Orchestra
Hungarian State Opera Chorus
Gábor Horváth, Choreography
Sun 28 May at 15:00

Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo

Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2017: Final Concert
Gedda, Nowhere
Tan, At the still point
Sakata, Paysages entrelacés
Beyer, Ich habe nie Menschenfleisch gegessen
Kahchun Wong, Conductor
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Sun 28 May at 19:30

Brighton Dome, Concert Hall, Brighton

Britten Sinfonia & Brighton Festival Chorus
Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland, Lincoln Portrait
Adams, Harmonium, for chorus and orchestra
Diego Masson, Conductor
Britten Sinfonia
Brighton Festival Chorus
Mon 29 May at 19:00

Hungarian State Opera, Budapest

The Stork Calif, Concert Performance
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Gyöngyösi, The Stork Calif
Gábor Hollerung, Conductor
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Peter Fried, Bass
Beatrix Fodor, Soprano
Mon 29 May at 20:00
Prague Spring Festival

National Technical Museum, Prague

Musico-Technical Inventions
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Reich, New York Counterpoint
Rataj, Sentenceless Sentence
Goebbels, Bagatellen (Czech première)
Trojan, Circulation (World première)
Karel Dohnal, Clarinet
Miro Tóth, Saxophone
David Danel, Violin
Jan Trojan, Electronics
May 29, 30, Jun 01

Semperoper, Dresden

The Great Gatsby
Harbison, The Great Gatsby
Dresden State Opera
Wayne Marshall, Conductor
Keith Warner, Director
Johan Engels, Set Designer
Emma Ryott, Costume Designer
Elena Gorshunova, Daisy Guthrie
Christina Bock, Jordan Baker
Angel Blue, Myrtle Wilson
Peter Lodahl, Jay Gatsby
Raymond Very, Tom Buchanan
Lester Lynch, George Wilson
Matthew Rees, Set Designer
John Bishop, Lighting Designer
Michael Barry, Choreography
Jörn Andresen, Choirmaster / chorus director
Knut Geng, Video Artist
Stefan Ulrich, Dramaturgy
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
May 29, 30, 31, Jun 01, 02

La Colline Théâtre National, Paris

Kidd Pivot (Crystal Pite) : Betroffenheit
Betroffenheit (Crystal Pite)
Kidd Pivot
Electric Company Theatre