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Robert Carsen & Lise Davidsen Win Top Awards at 2021 Opera Awards

The International Opera Awards have announced its 2021 winners with Teatro Real, Robert Carsen, Lise Davidsen and Javier Camarena taking top awards. The Teatro Real took home the top award for Opera Company of the year. The company was one of the few companies in the world to continue performing throughout the pandemic and produced […]

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Philanthropy In Music: The KT Wong Foundation

Classical Music Magazine caught up with Lady Linda Wong, founder of the KT Wong Foundation, to find out how her organisation is helping musicians make ends meet after the most challenging of years. n 3 May, a brand new production of Handel’s La Resurrezione will air on Sky Arts. It’s been conceived of and financed by Lady […]

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Gramophone Magazine – Handel’s message for the modern world

Handel's message for the modern world Lady Linda Wong DaviesWednesday, April 28, 2021 Why the rarely-heard oratorio La Resurrezione is a perfect project for our times I set up the KT Wong Foundation 13 years ago with the mission of celebrating the very best contemporary art forms of the East and West through collaborative cultural [...]

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Handel’s La Resurrezione for Sky Arts Presented by the KT Wong Foundation

Handel’s La Resurrezione for Sky Arts Presented by the KT Wong Foundation • Performed by The English Concert conducted by Harry Bicket, with soloists Lucy Crowe, Danielle de Niese, Lawrence Zazzo, Hugo Hymas and Brindley Sherratt  • Presented by Danielle de Niese • Broadcast on SKY ARTS on Monday 3 May 2021, 7pm  SKY ARTS [...]

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The KT Wong Foundation’s ‘The Goddess’ Screened at the Hong Kong Film Festival

In this silent masterpiece that immortalised the goddess of Chinese cinema, Ruan Lingyu impresses with an exquisitely crafted performance as a single mother driven into prostitution. Beaming with a mother’s joy while seducing with a courtesan’s smile, Ruan pours her soul into this dichotomy of women’s roles. Demonstrating cinematic artistry in startling modernity, director Wu […]

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – 上海交响乐团

Wow! What a stunning performance from Hui He‘s concert last night. She absolutely dazzled the audience with performances of her favourite opera arias, and even included some world premiere arrangements of folk songs in her encore!She was accompanied by a pianist and the East Coast Quartet made up of SSO players, who continue to show […]

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Youth Music Culture Guangdong – Special Event

Announcing the Youth Music Culture Guangdong Special Event – a three part online event on January 30th showing the power of music and community in comforting and sustaining people through the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world – highlighting the value of cultural dialogue and inviting reflection on how man can create harmony with nature.

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Happy Chinese New Year 2021

Gung Xi Fa Cai. The KT Wong Foundation wishes you a happy, healthy and successful Chinese New Year of the Ox.

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Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Mauritanian’

Benedict Cumberbatch’s new movie skips cinemas for Amazon release in the UK The Mauritanian will stream from April. The Mauritanian, Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest movie, is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video, skipping a cinema release. The movie, which also stars Oscar-winner Jodie Foster, The Serpent’s Tahar Rahim and Big Little Lies’ Shailene Woodley, was […]

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Art festivals know the show must go on

The Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival, an annual event which draws artists from around the globe, has had to adopt massive changes this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From Jan 7 to Thursday, the festival will bring 42 performances from 24 countries with most of them staged online. With discussions among international artists […]

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Zeitz MOCAA: Waiting For Gebane

Waiting for Gebane is a solo exhibition by the South African artist Senzeni Mthwakazi Marasela. Through textiles, embroidery, photography, and painting, it provides a reflective overview of the artist’s practice, serving as an encore to the six-year durational performance of her fictional alter ego, Theodorah Mthetyane. When Theodorah’s husband, Gebane Hlongwane, leaves her in the rural […]

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Yang Fudong: Endless Peaks

ShanghART Gallery is pleased to announce that Yang Fudong’s solo exhibition “Endless Peaks” will open on 8th November at the gallery’s Westbund space. “Huihua dianying” or “Painting as a film”, a concept that Yang Fudong has been developing for years, evolves in this exhibition as the main way to investigate the spiritual landscape of people. […]

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NY Philharmonic Announces Lunar New Year Celebration

The New York Philharmonic announces its annual Lunar New Year celebration, the first in a virtual format, on February 16 at 7:00 p.m. EST. The free concert broadcast will air on the Philharmonic’s Facebook and YouTube channels and at nyphil.org/lny, and will remain available on demand for two weeks. This year’s Lunar New Year celebration is […]

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Zeitz MOCAA 2021: Shooting Down Babylon

Zeitz MOCAA presents the largest comprehensive retrospective of the revolutionary work of Tracey Rose (b. 1974, South Africa). A radical voice in the international and South African art world since the mid 90s, Rose’s cutting and uncompromising vision will be foregrounded in a large-scale exhibition including work spanning from 1996 to 2019. The title of the exhibition [...]

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The Royal Opera Christmas Concert

Due to London's move to Tier 3, it is with sadness that we must cancel all the scheduled performances of Royal Opera Christmas Concertfor live audiences.We are pleased to livestream a performance on Friday 18 December. A festive concert staging will include extracts from fairy-tale opera favourites including Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, as well as [...]

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Long Yu Conducts Ding Shande and Mahler

Time: 2021-01-15 20:00    Friday Add: NO.1380 Middle Fuxing Rd Shanghai China Venue: Shanghai Symphony Hall - Concert Hall —— Conductor: Long Yu  Soprano: Ying Huang  Baritone: Shenyang  Shanghai Symphony Orchestra 

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Yellow Lounge to launch in China

Outstanding young performers and the next generation of classical music fans are set to meet in Shanghai when Deutsche Grammophon’s global classical club night initiative, Yellow Lounge, establishes a new permanent base in the city. Yellow Lounge China will launch on 20 December 2020, on the eve of the project’s twentieth anniversary, and will follow the strikingly successful formula that has brought [...]

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Salzburg Festival Wins “Best Festival” at the 2020 Oper! Awards.

 Great Joy! Salzburg Festival Wins “Best Festival” at the 2020 Oper! Awards. The award recognizes the remarkable efforts that made it all happen. “Thus, the condensed 30 festival days became a beacon of happiness and lit up the entire culture business: yes, we can, despite everything else!” thus jury member Eleonore Büning. “I am grateful [...]

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Les Arts Florissants – Leçons de Ténèbres – December 2020

François Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres for one and for two voices are works which Les Arts Florissants are very familiar with, having recorded them and performed them on numerous occasions. They are intended for a ceremony commonly called Tenebrae (sometimes also called lamentations), which is a liturgy proper to Holy Week: the Matins service on [...]

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China Philharmonic Orchestra – A Concert in Tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki

Maestro Long Yu "A Concert in Tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki" with China Philharmonic Orchestra yesterday, in Beijing, photographs by Wei Luo. Programme: Krzysztof PENDERECKI: Lieder “Mondnacht” Giuseppe VERDI: Messa da Requiem SONG Yuanming, soprano ZHU Huiling, mezzo-soprano XIAHOU Jinxu, tenor Shenyang, bass Choir of the China National Opera House Long Yu, Conductor China Philharmonic Orchestra

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