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Start making plans. Times Online helps you

Hugh Canning for Times Online made up a list of the hottest classical tickets of the year. If you intend to travel in the Great Britain but you're not yet sure what you want to attend, then this list might give you a hint. There's something for every taste: symphonic music, recitals, festivals, opera. See the complete list HERE.
There is a section entitled "Divas and divos, Royal Opera" which includes 4 operas to be seen in the 2010 Spring-Summer ROH season.
*La Fille de Regiment - Juan Diego Florez and Natalie Dessay in May
*Simon Boccanegra - Placido Domingo in June
*Manon - Anna Netrebko in July
*Traviata - Angela Gheorghiu and James Valenti on 11th, 14th and 17th of July (will it be the same dress?)
I find it great that three (in no particular order) of these four productions were already on my list. I have the fourth one in my agenda but in Madrid, not in London.
The other MUST SEEs of 2010 are:
*Daniel Barenboim’s Beethoven/Schoenberg - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Jan 30
*Bryn Terfel’s Mastersinger - Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, June 19, 23, 26 and 29; Hippodrome, Birmingham, July 6 and 10
*Elgar Concerto Centenary - LSO/Colin Davis - Barbican, Nov 10
*Chopin’s Birthday - Krystian Zimerman (Feb 22) and Maurizio Pollini (Mar 1) - Kings Palace
*Michael Grandage’s Billy Budd - Glyndebourne, May 20-June 27
*Mahler in the Northwest - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Jan 16-June 5. Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Jan 16-Nov 7
*Alden’s Janacek - Patricia Racette - ENO, Mar 15-27
*Schumann’s Birthday - Florestan Trio, Elias, Vogler and Doric Quartets, Angelika Kirchschlager, Soile Isokoski and Gerald Finley - Wigmore Hall, Sept 11-Dec 14
*Danielle De Niese’s Semele - Barbican, July 8


  1. The dress will be the same - Flemming was wearing it last year during her "run"...

  2. Thanks.. Man :) About 10 years ago when I first saw this Traviata I thought it would be nice to get to see it live.