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KT Wong Foundation has partnered with Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town

In support of the impending Chinese New Year, heralding the year of the Dragon, the K.T. Wong Foundation has partnered with Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town for a special screening of Chinese contemporary multimedia artist Yang Yongliang’s (YYL) masterpiece ‘Five Dragons’ on Saturday, February 10, 2024.  It will be free to the public. [...]

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Dragon

This Saturday, we welcome in the Year of the Dragon - a particularly special year in our Chinese New Year calendar. Now begins a time of strength, luck, health and success. The Chinese zodiac is a 12-year cycle that links each year to an animal sign. The 12 animal signs are Rat (shu 鼠), Ox (niu 牛), [...]

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Émigré – New York Philharmonic Feb 29 – Mar 01 2024

Germany, 1938. Kristallnacht. To survive the pending threat, two brothers are sent halfway around the world, to Shanghai. Otto cherishes his heritage, while Josef seeks a new path, and falls in love with Lina, a Chinese woman recovering from the loss of her mother in the Nanjing Massacre. From there flows Émigré, a semi-staged oratorio [...]

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Art Basel Hong Kong set to Return to Full Scale with a 2024 Edition

Art Basel Hong Kong returns to full scale with a 2024 edition featuring 243 premier international galleries and a vibrant program both within and beyond the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) Art Basel’s 2024 Hong Kong edition will feature 243 galleries from 40 countries and territories, a 37% increase in exhibitor numbers compared [...]

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TATE MODERN 2024: A major UK survey of visual activist Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi is one of the most acclaimed photographers working today, and their work has been exhibited all over the world. With over 260 photographs, this exhibition presents the full breadth of their career to date. Muholi describes themself as a visual activist. From the early 2000s, they have documented and celebrated the lives of [...]

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Lang Lang performs with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at Shanghai New Year’s Concert 2024

The Shanghai New Year's Concert 2024 was held at Shanghai Symphony Hall on December 31st, 2023. Renowned pianist Lang Lang performed "Piano Concerto in A Minor" by Edvard Grieg with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Briton Daniel Harding conducted the concert. He is a long time friend of both Lang Lang and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

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Exclusive tour of Lady Linda Wong-Davies Cape Town home | The Insider SA

Open up to the spirited combination of young talent and those who believe in it, as Opera Tenor Luvo Maranti and performing arts patron Lady Linda Wong Davies join forces to put Africa’s most beautiful voices on the world stage. Watch The Insider SA, Monday evenings at 6PM and repeats on Saturdays at 1PM on [...]

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Aaron Zigman’s Émigré Premieres In Shanghai

Maestro Long Yu, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and the New York Philharmonic (NY Phil) today [6July] announce the co-commission of Émigré, a new oratorio by award-winning composer Aaron Zigman, with lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winning librettist Mark Campbell and songwriter Brock Walsh. The work will be premiered on 17 November 2023 at the Jaguar Shanghai Symphony Hall before its US premiere on 29 February 2024 at [...]

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Julie Roset & Stephano Park Win Top Prizes at 2023 Operalia Competition!

The Operalia Competition which was held at the Cape Town Opera has announced its 2023 winners. The first-prize winners were Stephano Park and Julie Roset while second prize went to Luke Sutliff and Eugénie Joneau. The third prize went to Navasard Hakobyan and Elena Villalon. Eugénie Joneau was the winner of the Birgit Nilsson award, [...]

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Five Stars for Robert Carsen’s new production for La Scala

So proud and thrilled for Robert!!  Five stars for a powerful and gripping Peter Grimes at La Scala, Milan. Benjamin Britten’s grim tale of persecution and intolerance is taking Italy by storm. Financial Times Director Robert Carsen’s new production for La Scala, the first at the Milan house for more than a decade, sets the [...]

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The Start of the 30th Anniversary Edition of Operalia, the World Opera Competition!

Operalia was founded in 1993 by Plácido Domingo to discover and help launch the careers of the most promising young opera singers of today. Operalia’s goal is to attract singers between the ages of twenty and thirty-two, of all voice types from and all over the world, to have them audition and be heard by [...]

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The Great Soprano Dame Felicity Lott has won this year’s Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award!

 The great soprano Dame Felicity Lott won this year’s Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award on Wednesday. As Richard Fairman reflects in Gramophone’s Awards issue (out now): ‘Lott’s was a voice that was limpid, warm, gleaming – a classic lyric soprano. Its home territory was Mozart and Strauss, and looking back we can see that Lott forms [...]

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Beijing Music Festival: Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle

On October 7th & 8th, Beijing Music Festival will introduce "Medium Theater Opera," featuring a new adaptation of Bartók's opera Bluebeard's Castle by the U.K.-based @theatreofsound, performed by the @london.sinfonietta at the Beijing Comedy Theatre. Susan Bickley and Graeme Danby star; Stephen Higgins conducts; Daisy Evans directs.

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Frieze London & Frieze Masters 2023

Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2023 are both set to take place from 11–15 October in The Regent’s Park. A centrepiece of Frieze London’s 20th-anniversary celebrations, the programme explores the UK’s cultural landscape through a series of collaborations with key arts organizations and public institutions.  These collaborations will sit alongside Frieze London’s special section Artist-to-Artist, which invites eight world-renowned artists [...]

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Teatro alla Scala New Production: Peter Grimes returns in a new production by Robert Carsen!

Among the greatest triumphs of 20th-century musical theatre, Peter Grimes returns in a new production by Robert Carsen, marking the La Scala debut of Simone Young, a conductor at home in the world’s preeminent theatres who built her reputation as conductor of the Hamburg State Opera.   The disturbing story is taken from the narrative [...]

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Émigré

An international cast joins the NY Phil for the US Premiere of Aaron Zigman & Mark Campbell’s Émigré, a new oratorio that traces the story of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai to escape the Holocaust. Long Yu conducts this semi-staged production.

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Zanele Muholi’s Self-Titled Exhibition At Southern Guild Is Deeply Confronting & Remarkably Comforting

“The uterus is the rite of passage that is common to all of us regardless of race, class, gender. It is a common space, it is like water – water is water, blood is blood, the womb is the womb, birth is birth. You are born from someone, you come from that passage.” – Zanele [...]

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CUHK 60th Anniversary: Yo-Yo Ma & HK Phil

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, this special one-night-only event unites HK Phil Music Director Jaap van Zweden and beloved cellist Yo-Yo Ma for Dvořák’s magnificent Cello Concerto. Beethoven’s heroic Leonore Overture no. 3 opens the concert, and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien – a richly descriptive portrait of Italy – brings the evening to a rousing [...]

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Jenůfa: Robert Carsen’s Purified take on Leoš Janáček’s Opera

With Jenůfa, Leoš Janáček broke through as a music theatre composer once and for all. His third opera is set in the countryside, in a tight-knit community with stifling social control. Jenůfa becomes pregnant from Števa. He promises to marry her but breaks his word. At the highest possible price, Jenůfa’s stepmother, the respected sexton [...]

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Light in the Universe – MISA 2023 Opening Concert

The annual Music in the Summer Air (MISA) returns, kicking off its 14th year at the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall. This year, the cross-genre line-up will be performing music for 2 weeks. ‘Light in the Universe’ is the event's main theme. During the music season, more than 20 diverse performances will be offered to audiences [...]

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