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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Norwich, United Kingdom

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NorwichIceland Symphony Orchestra

Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Bizet, Ravel, Thorvaldsdottir, Prokofiev
Yan Pascal Tortelier; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

NorwichBritten Sinfonia: Curlew River

Britten Sinfonia: Curlew River
Britten: Curlew River, church parable
Britten Sinfonia; Martin Fitzpatrick; Britten Sinfonia Voices; Eamonn Dougan; Ian Bostridge; Ashley Riches

NorwichTenebrae Choir with Aurora Orchestra

Tenebrae Choir with Aurora Orchestra
Bach, Fauré
Nigel Short, Director

NorwichBritten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion

Britten Sinfonia: St Matthew Passion
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Britten Sinfonia; Britten Sinfonia Voices; Eamonn Dougan; Jacqueline Shave; Nicholas Mulroy

NorwichThe Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Welsh National Opera

NorwichL'elisir d'amore

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Benjamin Glassberg; Annabel Arden; Glyndebourne on Tour; Lez Brotherston; Benedetta Torre; Sehoon Moon
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Kill or be killed: Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride

Catherine Carby (Iphigénie) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera gives Gluck's reformist masterpiece a suitably blood-spattered outing in a production which keeps the opera in touch with its classical roots. 
***11
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A blossoming relationship

A clever programme of mid-20th century American music by Carter, Copland and contemporaries, watered down with a light sprinkling of Arlen and Gershwin.
****1
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A Tale of Two Tannhäusers

Eva-Maria Höckmayr's brilliantly unsettling double vision of Tannhäuser sees our hero both being, and watching himself being overwhelmed by psychic anguish, appalled at the futility of pleasure, and tortured by his savage envy of salvation. 
****1
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Rambert's 2013 Autumn Tour boasts an array of humour, delicacy and bold rhythms

Rambert’s SUB is an intense and visceral exploration of male physicality. Seven male dancers push their bodies to the limit performing Itzik Galili’s choreography with amazing energy. Lit from above in pools of light, bodies appear from the shadows, create new images, and disappear like phantoms.
*****
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Northern Ballet's A Christmas Carol will leave you ready for mince pies around the log fire

Inspired by Dickens’ novel of the same title, Northern Ballet’s piece really captures the essence of Dickensian London at Christmas time. Dickens’ famous renderings of the festive season made much of his work almost synonymous with Christmas. Dickens’ most popular novel, A Christmas Carol redefined the spirit of Christmas as an enduring sense of community and sharing.
****1
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Britten and Bridge with the Philharmonia in Norwich

The fourteen-year-old Benjamin Britten was already a prolific young composer, albeit without any formal training, when he heard Frank Bridge’s The Sea at the 1927 Norfolk and Norwich Triennial Festival. Hearing this performance and also meeting Bridge (who later became his composition teacher) were seminal events in the youngster’s life.
***11
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