Sunday, 1 May 2011

What's on in Cardiff (sort of) in May

May sees WNO's own Benjamin Davis directing a brand new Così fan tutte, and Christopher Alden's critically acclaimed Turandot returning to the stage. With generous casting, both promise to close the season in fine style.

Also gigging at the Armadillo will be 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Prize Winner, Andrew Kennedy, appearing with BBC NOW. And while ballet isn't my thing, Scottish Ballet’s Alice brings more than just Lewis Carroll colour to the Centre.

St David's Hall gets to see John Pierce (the Welsh entrant for BBC CSW 2011) in a lunchtime concert, while it also plays host to the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Dante Quartet, The Sixteen, BBC NOW and the nodding dog / goldfish / Marty Feldman hybrid of the classical world that his Lang Lang.

Cineworld Cardiff rounds off events with a 3D Simon Rattle & the Berlin Phil co ncert, followed by the Met's Live in HD broadcast of Die Walküre, mit Terfel, Kaufmann, Westbroek und Voigt.

As usual, an UPDATE - Catrin Finch will be performing with Sinfonia Cymru at The Gate.

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