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Performers

Performers

The following world-known orchestras, artists, opera and ballet houses can be seen and heard on ClassicLive. Read more about performers featured on this site by clicking the link provided.

 

The Mikhailovsky Theatre

The Mikhailovsky Theatre

- Built in 1837, known also as the Maly Theatre and Mussorgsky Theatre
- Located on the Arts Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Originally the palace theatre of Grand Duke Mikhail
- General Manager Vladimir Kekhman
- Music Director Peter Feranec
- Ballet Director Nacho Duato
Paquito D’Rivera

Paquito D’Rivera

Born on the island of Cuba.
Brussels Philharmonic

Brussels Philharmonic

As a symphony orchestra that has been in existence since 1935, we cherish our rich history. At the same time, we welcome the opportunities that lie in the future, and join tradition to a taste for renewal. Our home venue, the Flagey building, serves as a solid base from which to carry out all our activities in Brussels, Flanders and beyond.
Netherlands National Opera

Netherlands National Opera

The Netherland National Opera´s purpose and goals are to provide innovative music theatre productions of high quality in which each theatrical discipline takes an equal part.

It strives to promote the art of music drama in the Netherlands through the presentation of opera performances of a high level in Amsterdam; they complement these performances with supplementary activities in other locations with different media.
Opera North

Opera North

Opera North is an award-winning opera company and one of the leading arts companies in Europe. It prides itself on a fresh approach to opera and musical performance. While opera productions on the main stage lead their work, they are more than just an opera company.
Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal

Slovak Chamber Orchestra Bohdan Warchal

Since the beginning of it’s existence in 1960, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra has developed into one of the most popular ensembles in the field of classical music in Slovakia, and into one of the principal representatives of the Slovak interpretation art abroad.
Madrid Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

Madrid Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

The Madrid Symphony Orchestra (Spanish: Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid), founded in 1903, is the oldest spanish existing symphony orchestra not linked to an opera house (as the Barcelona Teatre del Liceu Orchestra is from 1847)in Spain.
Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House

The magnificent Royal Opera House has a fascinating history and is actually the third theatre built on the Covent Garden site. Both the previous theatres were destroyed by fire, a serious hazard in the era before electricity.
Paris Opera Ballet

Paris Opera Ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet is today considered to be one of the world's finest companies. The average age is 25, making it one of the youngest. Its repertoire is very extensive, ranging from the major romantic and classical ballets to creations by contemporary choreographers. The Ballet currently stages some 180 performances per season in Paris, the French regions and abroad.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Cloud Gate's rich repertoire has its roots in Asian myths, folklore, and aesthetics, but it brings to these age-old beliefs and stories a contemporary and universal perspective. The company is made up of two-dozen dancers whose training includes Tai Chi Tao Yin (an ancient form of Chi Kung), meditation, martial arts, Chinese Opera movement, modern dance, ballet, and calligraphy.
The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet

Based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, The Royal Ballet is Great Britain's most prestigious ballet company. Led by Director Monica Mason,
San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet

The mission of San Francisco Ballet is to share the joy of dance with its community and around the globe and to provide the highest caliber of dance training in its School. San Francisco Ballet seeks to enhance its position as one of the world's finest dance companies through its vitality, innovation, and diversity and through its uncompromising commitment to artistic excellence based in the classical ballet tradition.
Theater Bremen

Theater Bremen

Opera, plays, dance and theatre for the young – Theater Bremen offers performances of the highest standards in all four categories. Under its new management of August 2007, Theater Bremen now focuses on internationality, diversity and breaking new ground. This latter aspect is represented by the numerous new collaborations with different partners and the opening of four permanent stages to the public. In addition, the establishment of an art gallery in the original main building of the theatre bears evidence of this new tenor.
Imperial Russian Ballet

Imperial Russian Ballet

The Imperial Russian Ballet was founded in 1993 by Gediminas Taranda and Nikolai Anokhine under guidance of Maya Plisetsakaya. Nowadays the company tours around the world and co-operates with the Moscow Novaya Opera Theatre.
The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1949. Two remarkable internationally acclaimed personalities, Václav Talich (Principal Conductor 1949 - 1952) and Ľudovít Rajter (1949 - 1976, until 1961 as its Artistic Director) asisted at its birth. Other principal conductors that have played their part in the music evolution of the orchestra include Tibor Frešo, Ladislav Slovák, Libor Pešek, Vladimir Verbickij, Bystrík Režucha, and Aldo Ceccato.
Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

The Lahti Symphony Orchestra has been described as a ‘small-town wonder’. Its collaboration with the Swedish record company BIS was the first clear signal that its aspirations were no longer those of a provincial ensemble but were oriented towards the wider orchestral world, and the orchestra fulfilled many of its wildest dreams together with its principal conductor Osmo Vänskä (1988–2008). Since the autumn of 2008 until the spring of 2011 the orchestra’s artistic advisor – and artistic director of the Sibelius Festival – was Jukka-Pekka Saraste. In the autumn of 2011 Okko Kamu succeeded him as the orchestra’s principal conductor and as artistic director of the Festival.

Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

The story of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra began in 1923, with the formation of the Metropolitan Orchestra, which rapidly became one of the pillars of Hungarian musical life.
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is the musical heart of the city of Rotterdam. Soon after its foundation in 1918, the ensemble evolved into one of the leading orchestras in the Netherlands.
Brussels Philharmonic-the Orchestra of Flanders

Brussels Philharmonic-the Orchestra of Flanders

Brussels Philharmonic -the Orchestra of Flanders (formerly the The Vlaams Radio Orkest), founded in 1935 as a studio ensemble under the aegis of the public broadcasting network, is today a modern, flexible symphony orchestra with a predilection for the past but with its sights resolutely set on the future.
Flemish Radio Choir

Flemish Radio Choir

The Flemish Radio Choir is a professional chamber choir whose programme includes works from the entire repertoire, with particular attention to Flemish and contemporary music. Each season the choir also commissions works from a number of Flemish composers. Since the 2005-2006 season, the Flemish Radio Choir once again makes its home in the Flagey building.