Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck starts bleak and gets bleaker. Telling the tragic story of a soldier who eventually kills his partner and himself, it's a cry against the horrors of the human condition. Carrie Cracknell's production for English National Opera is magnificent, and the singers and orchestra under Edward Gardner exceptional.
In celebration of the centenary of Britten’s birth, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields is proud to present a special programme featuring a new commission by celebrated British composer Sally Beamish, and joined by acclaimed violist Lawrence Power.
The British Library's new exhibition, Propaganda: Power and Persuasion takes the journey from propaganda's known origins up until its modern manifestations. The exhibition is fun and informative – if only the curators had examined a little more about exactly who employs propaganda and rhetoric today.
Championing the Portuguese answer to the blues, the world-renowned fadista Mariza made a welcome return to the Barbican. This was a thrilling concert, musically and atmospherically, by the end of which the audience were on their feet, dancing and clapping, as would happen with such music in a Portuguese taverna.
Tall Stories Theatre Company returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.
Raven Girl is Wayne McGregor’s seventh work for the main stage at Covent Garden. The ballet is a collaboration with visual artist and award-winning writer Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller’s Wife. It promises to showcase the groundbreaking and imaginative choreography for which he has become renowned.