Events

The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle

Conductor - Martyn Brabbins

Director - Daniel Kramer

Orpheus Man - Peter Hoare

Eurydice Woman - Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Orpheus Myth - Daniel Norman

Eurydice Myth - Claire Barnett-Jones

Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises.

The Mask of Orpheus, with a libretto by Peter Zinovieff, is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.

ENO Artistic Consultant Daniel Kramer’s staging will be the first in London since its premiere at the London Coliseum over 30 years ago. He is joined by conductor and ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, following their collaborations on War Requiem and Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Costume designs are by ‘England’s most outrageous dresser’ (Vogue) Daniel Lismore

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The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle

Conductor - Martyn Brabbins

Director - Daniel Kramer

Orpheus Man - Peter Hoare

Eurydice Woman - Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Orpheus Myth - Daniel Norman

Eurydice Myth - Claire Barnett-Jones

Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises.

The Mask of Orpheus, with a libretto by Peter Zinovieff, is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.

ENO Artistic Consultant Daniel Kramer’s staging will be the first in London since its premiere at the London Coliseum over 30 years ago. He is joined by conductor and ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, following their collaborations on War Requiem and Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Costume designs are by ‘England’s most outrageous dresser’ (Vogue) Daniel Lismore

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The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle

Conductor - Martyn Brabbins

Director - Daniel Kramer

Orpheus Man - Peter Hoare

Eurydice Woman - Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Orpheus Myth - Daniel Norman

Eurydice Myth - Claire Barnett-Jones

Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises.

The Mask of Orpheus, with a libretto by Peter Zinovieff, is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.

ENO Artistic Consultant Daniel Kramer’s staging will be the first in London since its premiere at the London Coliseum over 30 years ago. He is joined by conductor and ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, following their collaborations on War Requiem and Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Costume designs are by ‘England’s most outrageous dresser’ (Vogue) Daniel Lismore

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The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle

Conductor - Martyn Brabbins

Director - Daniel Kramer

Orpheus Man - Peter Hoare

Eurydice Woman - Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Orpheus Myth - Daniel Norman

Eurydice Myth - Claire Barnett-Jones

Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises.

The Mask of Orpheus, with a libretto by Peter Zinovieff, is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.

ENO Artistic Consultant Daniel Kramer’s staging will be the first in London since its premiere at the London Coliseum over 30 years ago. He is joined by conductor and ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, following their collaborations on War Requiem and Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Costume designs are by ‘England’s most outrageous dresser’ (Vogue) Daniel Lismore

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The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Mask of Orpheus - Birtwistle

Conductor - Martyn Brabbins

Director - Daniel Kramer

Orpheus Man - Peter Hoare

Eurydice Woman - Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Orpheus Myth - Daniel Norman

Eurydice Myth - Claire Barnett-Jones

Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises.

The Mask of Orpheus, with a libretto by Peter Zinovieff, is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.

ENO Artistic Consultant Daniel Kramer’s staging will be the first in London since its premiere at the London Coliseum over 30 years ago. He is joined by conductor and ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, following their collaborations on War Requiem and Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Costume designs are by ‘England’s most outrageous dresser’ (Vogue) Daniel Lismore

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Szenen aus Goethes Faust - Schumann
Dec
6
8:15 PM20:15

Szenen aus Goethes Faust - Schumann

Conductor - Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Baritone - Christian Gerharer

Soprano - Christiane Karg

Soprano - Louise Alder

Mezzo Soprano - Ann Hallenberg

Mezzo Soprano - Claire Barnett-Jones

Tenor - Werner Gura

Bass - Tareq Nazmi

Bass - Kurt Rydl

Nederlands Kammerkoor

Nationaal Kinderkoor

Laurens Collegium Rotterdam

Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is conducting Schumann’s brilliant Szenen aus Goethes Faust. The Concertgebouworkest and Gardiner are sharing the stage with Christian Gerhaher, Ann Hallenberg and other great vocal soloists, plus two mixed choruses and a children’s choir.

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Recital with Hans Eijsackers
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Recital with Hans Eijsackers

Perhaps it was the biggest cultural clearing in history: the Nazis didn't want to know about new music, jazz music and of course music from Jewish composers. Big and German, that was the standard.

Richard Wagner was the exponent of that reprehensible vision, but his music is no less beautiful. In the Wesendonck lieder we also hear Wagner as a very fine thread and sensitive person. In the case of Richard Strauss it was very different: he was loved by the regime against his will.

Mezzo soprano Claire Barnett-Jones sings Strauss’s Op.10 and Wagner Wesendonck Lieder in this concert and is accompanied by pianist Hans Eijsackers.

This concert is in line with the Design of the Third Reich exhibition at the Design Museum.

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Szenen aus Goethes Faust - Schumann
Dec
8
2:30 PM14:30

Szenen aus Goethes Faust - Schumann

Conductor - Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Baritone - Christian Gerharer

Soprano - Christiane Karg

Soprano - Louise Alder

Mezzo Soprano - Ann Hallenberg

Mezzo Soprano - Claire Barnett-Jones

Tenor - Werner Gura

Bass - Tareq Nazmi

Bass - Kurt Rydl

Nederlands Kammerkoor

Nationaal Kinderkoor

Laurens Collegium Rotterdam

Concertgebouw Orchestra

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is conducting Schumann’s brilliant Szenen aus Goethes Faust. The Concertgebouworkest and Gardiner are sharing the stage with Christian Gerhaher, Ann Hallenberg and other great vocal soloists, plus two mixed choruses and a children’s choir.

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Das Rheingold - Wagner
Jul
31
to Aug 10

Das Rheingold - Wagner

Grimeborn Festival

Jul 31 Aug 2,3,5,6,8,9,10

Director - Julia Burbach

Conductor - Peter Selwyn

Wotan - Paul Carey Jones

Fricka - Claire Barnett-Jones (Aug 3/5/8/10) Marianne Vidal (Jul 31/2/6/9)

Alberich - Seth Carico

Loge - Philip Sheffield

Fasolt - Andrew Tipple

Fafner - Dingle Yandell

Donner - Gareth Brynmor John

Erda - Harriet Williams

Freia/Woglinda - Kiandra Howarth

Wellgunde - Claire Barnett-Jones (Jul 31/2/6/9) Marianne Vidal (Aug 3/5/8/10)

Flosshilde - Anghared Lyddon

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Dido and Aeneas - Purcell
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Dido and Aeneas - Purcell

ENO and the Unicorn Theatre, the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences, join forces for the first time to create a new production of Purcell’s masterpiece, Dido and Aeneas, for teenagers and adults. This show will be an incredible first experience for some, and for others, a chance to see this opera in a new light.

Purni Morell - Director

Valentina Paleggi- Conductor

Claire Barnett-Jones Dido (Cover)/Ensemble

7 Evening Performances Remaining16 18 23 25 28 30 May
01 Jun

8 Matinee Performances Remaining11 12 18 19 25 29 May
01 02 Jun



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Swansong
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Swansong

Iain Burnside writer/director

Claire Barnett-Jones Mezzo Soprano

A return for Iain Burnside’s music-theatre piece: Schubert’s 14 Schwanengesang songs are presented interspersed with monologues from 6 characters, real and imagined. Each casts fresh light from a different angle on this collection of masterly songs, and on the genius who created them, months before his death. A collaboration between Guildhall actors, singers and pianists.

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Opera Competition - IVC s'Hertogenbosch
Sep
6
to Sep 15

Opera Competition - IVC s'Hertogenbosch

Claire will be participating in the Final Rounds of the International Vocal Competition in s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. She has also been accepted into the Wagner Competition of the Netherlands. 

Her repertoire includes "Oh la Pitoyable Aventure" L'heure Espagnole, Ravel, 'Wo in Bergen du dich birgst" Das Rheingold, Wagner, and "Es is Vollbracht" St John's Passion, Bach and "What a Movie" Trouble in Tahiti, Bernstein. 

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Last night of the BBC Proms - Serenade to Music
Sep
10
7:15 PM19:15

Last night of the BBC Proms - Serenade to Music

Serenade to Music - Vaughan Williams

  • Juan Diego Flórez tenor
  • Francesca Chiejina soprano
  • Eve Daniell soprano
  • Lauren Fagan soprano
  • Alison Rose soprano
  • Claire Barnett-Jones mezzo-soprano
  • Marta Fontanals-Simmons mezzo-soprano
  • Anna Harvey mezzo-soprano
  • Katie Stevenson mezzo-soprano
  • Trystan Llŷr Griffiths tenor
  • Oliver Johnston tenor
  • Joshua Owen Mills tenor
  • James Way tenor
  • Bragi Jónsson bass
  • Benjamin Lewis bass
  • James Newby bass
  • Bradley Travis bass
  • BBC Proms Youth Ensemble
  • BBC Singers
  • BBC Symphony Chorus
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Sakari Oramo conductor
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The Dowager's Oyster
Aug
26
to Aug 28

The Dowager's Oyster

A Production in collaboration with Grimeborne Festival, The Arcola Theatre and Belsize Opera. 

Conducter and Composer - Louis Mander

Libretist and Director - Jack Cherry

Marta - Claire Barnett-Jones

Freddy - Aidan Coburn

Dr Gibaud - Julian Debreuil

Christopher - Joseph Doody

Genevieve - Caroline Kennedy

The Dowager - Melanie Lodge

Karl - Henry Neill

Cynthia - Jane Wilkinson 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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