1. An insight into La traviata at Glyndebourne 2014


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    To accompany our new 2014 production of Verdi's La traviata Conductor Sir Mark Elder, Glyndebourne Chorus member Jennie Witton, soprano Venera Gimadieva and tenor Michael Fabiano give their insights into Verdi's masterpiece. Includes rehearsal footage filmed on location at Glyndebourne in July 2014. See this production on Tour in 2014 http://glyndebourne.com/production/la-traviata

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    • Sir Mark Elder and Joyce El-Khoury talk about Donizetti's Les Martyrs


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      Hear Les Martyrs live on 4 November at London's Royal Festival Hall: http://www.oae.co.uk/event/donizettis-les-martyrs/

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      • Sarah Connolly and Sir Mark Elder on Offenbach's Fantasio


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        In a break from rehearsals Sir Mark Elder and Sarah Connolly spoke to us about Offenbach's opera Fantasio and working with the OAE. Head Fantasio live on 15 December at London's Royal Festival Hall http://www.oae.co.uk/event/king-of-fools-offenbachs-fantasio/ Studio recording available late 2014

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        • David Kempster talks about Donizetti's Les Martyrs


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          Hear Les Martyrs live on 4 November at London's Royal Festival Hall: oae.co.uk/event/donizettis-les-martyrs/

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          • Billy Budd CD 2010


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            Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten recorded at the 2010 Glyndebourne Festival Conductor Sir Mark Elder Cast John Mark Ainsley, Jacques Imbrailo, Phillip Ens London Philharmonic Orchestra Based on Herman Melville's novella of naval life in the late 18th century, Billy Budd is a gripping reflection on good and evil, innocence and corruption. Director Michael Grandage scrupulously recreates the claustrophobic environment about HMS Indomitable, the setting for fatal tensions between the young sailor Billy Budd, the thoughtful Captain Vere and the malevolent master at arms John Claggart. 3 CDs including libretto available from Glyndebourne glyndebourne.com/product/britten-benjamin-billy-budd-0

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            • The Night Shift in rehearsal, with Jon Jacob


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              Jon Jacob, presenter of The Night Shift pub tour, takes a break from his day job, and pubs, to drop in on the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rehearsing for The Night Shift performance of Berlioz's Romeo & Juliet. The Night Shift 24 Feb 2012 Roundhouse Doors and pre-show music 7pm Main Show 9pm Berlioz: Romeo & Juliet (extracts) Sir Mark Elder conductor Alistair Appleton presenter Tickets from £5 http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/reverb http://www.oae.co.uk/thenightshift http://www.facebook.com/oaenightshift Twitter #thenightshift

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              • Offenbach's Fantasio: Trailer


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                A heady mix of romance, exquisite melody and gentle melancholy, Offenbach's lost opera Fantasio receives its long overdue UK premiere on 15 December. Headed by Sir Mark Elder and with a cast including Sarah Connolly, this is one of this year's must-see operatic events. Sunday 15 December | Royal Festival Hall http://www.oae.co.uk/event/king-of-fools-offenbachs-fantasio/ Concert performance. Given in association with Opera Rara

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                • Audience feedback: Berlioz's 'Romeo & Juliet' at the Royal Festival Hall


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                  February 2012 saw one of most ambitious-ever projects, Berlioz's Romeo & Juliet, conducted by Sir Mark Elder and with over 200 performers, Orchestra, soloists and choirs, on stage. We caught up with the audience after the London performance to find out what people thought of it.

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                  • Music Preserved


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                    Music Preserved was founded to preserve documents of public performances in recorded sound for future generations, securing the integrity of the performances and the performance contexts. It is dedicated to capturing the spontaneity and emotion, power and excitement of classic music performances through rare recordings of public performances and interviews. The charity is currently seeking further funding to enable this work to continue and to expand the collections currently available to the public. The DVD produced by Back To The Planet will allow a detailed an powerful presentation of the work of Music Preserved and will feature interviews with key contributors, artists and engineers. In 2009, the record label mpLIVE was launched which allows archived material held by Music Preserved to be downloaded over the Internet and “exists to ensure that historic performances can live again in a format which is accessible to all”. Funds from the sale of these recordings over the Internet contributes to funding the charity’s work. It is hoped the DVD will further boost support for their valuable work in preserving and making available historical music performances.

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