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Preview: West Green House Opera 2021

by Sam Smith

Sam Smith explores one of the ‘hidden gems’ of the British summer opera festival calendar.



Preview: Nevill Holt Opera 2021

by Sam Smith

How does one plan a summer festival when the future is uncertain? Sam Smith discovers that Nevill Holt Opera has the answer.

Opera Holland Park Launches Free Online Music Lessons

by Sam Smith

Musical education is suffering during these troubled times. Sam Smith has discovered an innovative solution.

Preview: Grange Park Opera’s Ivan the Terrible in Partnership with The Romanoff Found...

by Sam Smith

As the pandemic continues, opera companies continue to innovate to keep music alive. Sam Smith tells us about a collaboration that strives to do just that.

musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 25:
Wagner’s ‘Siegfried Idyll’

by Sam Smith

Christmas is here! Raise a glass, pull a cracker and enjoy. Lord knows, we need a day of fun. Thank you all for following this series

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 24:
Adam’s ‘O Holy Nigh...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Christmas Eve is a magical time. Here are two performances to enjoy whilst waiting for Santa to arrive. Hang on, I think I hear someone on the roof…

musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 23:
Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Christmas Eve’

by Sam Smith

It’s Christmas Eve Eve! The countdown continues as we open door 23

musicOMH’s 2020 Advent Calendar Day 22:
Puccini’s ‘La bohème’

by Sam Smith

Today, we celebrate the birthday of a composer who gave us a classic opera. Try and keep your eyes dry and your hands warm

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 21:
Brooks’ ‘Grandma Go...

by Barry Creasy

A bit of whimsy gets us closer to Christmas. Door 21: Open Sesame

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 20:
Anderson’s ‘Sleigh ...

by Barry Creasy

Another sleigh ride on day 20 of our Advent Calendar. All we need now is snow

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 19:
Leontovych’s ‘Carol...

by Barry Creasy

Let’s have two treats today. First, you can’t have a musical Christmas without carols. Door 19 of our Classical Advent Calendar reveals one for us

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 18:
Hely-Hutchinson’s ‘...

by Barry Creasy

One week to the big day! Here’s a rousing symphony to get us in the mood

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 17:
Finnish National Opera and Ball...

by Sam Smith

We all hope to be free of the pandemic in the New Year. In the meantime, we can enjoy a modern day twist on some old favourites

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 16:
Bach’s ‘Christmas O...

by Keith McDonnell

Another Christmas classic today. Bach pokes his head out of our Advent Calendar door on day 16

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 15:
‘Gaudete’ (Shreds)

by Barry Creasy

Time for a bit of merrymaking as we get closer to Christmas. Enjoy day 15 of our Advent Calendar series

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 14:
Prokofiev’s ‘Troika...

by Benjamin Poore

We take a sleigh ride on day 14 of our Classical Advent Calendar. Join us!

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 13:
Handel’s ‘The Trump...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Handel’s Messiah. We find it here, today, in our Advent Calendar

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 12:
Waldteufel’s ‘Les P...

by Barry Creasy

Day 12 of our Countdown to Christmas continues with a classic waltz

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 11:
Berlioz’ ‘The Sheph...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Only a fortnight to the big day. Today, our Advent Calendar door opens to Berlioz

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 10:
Messiaen’s ‘La Nati...

by Melanie Eskenazi

Messiaen joins us on his birthday in our Advent entry for today

musicOMH’s 2020 Classical Advent Calendar Day 9:
Mozart’s ‘Piano Conc...

by Barry Creasy

Another day, another door opens on our Classical Advent Calendar. Today, we celebrate the master