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This week has seen the return of some of the most exciting classical performances in the UK. First, the English National Opera (ENO) presented its new production of The Dead City, a modern adaptation of the classic opera by George Crumb. The production, directed by Annilese Miskimmon, was set in a post-apocalyptic city and featured a stunning set and costumes, as well as a powerful score composed by Crumb.
Next, at Kings Place in London, The Manchester Collective performed Black Angels, a new work by George Crumb. The music was a mix of traditional classical and contemporary electronic music, and the performance was accompanied by stunning visuals.
Finally, Re:sound – Voices of Our Cities, presented by Streetwise Opera and the BBC Concert Orchestra, showcased some of the best new music from London's diverse musical communities. The performance included works from the likes of MC Lyte, Zara McFarlane, and the London-based collective LVX.
All three performances were met with critical acclaim, with many praising their innovative approach to classical music. The Dead City and Black Angels both received standing ovations, and Re:sound was hailed as a powerful example of the power of music to bring together people from all walks of life.
Overall, it was an exciting week of classical performances, and one that bodes well for the future of classical music in the UK. From the post-apocalyptic world of The Dead City, to the electronic sounds of Black Angels, to the diverse voices of Re:sound, it's clear that classical music is alive and well in the UK.