CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 but restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021 with venues free to run shows to full capacity audiences after that though there are still issues with company members being forced to self-isolate on being 'pinged'. In September it is possible that a COVID vaccination certificate (or exemption) may be mandated for entry. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.
The OAE is much more than one of the world's pre-eminent period instrument ensembles. It works regularly with conductors who specialise in both early music and the modern repertoire, and has explored the work of composers from Bach to Mahler, Handel to Borodin. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Resident Orchestra at Southbank Centre, performs a ânewâ version of Mozartâs Die EntfÃ¼hrung aus dem Serail on 24 November, with dialogue replaced by English narration by Simon Butteris. Conductor Bernard Labadie leads a celebrated cast including Susan Gritton and Malin Christenssen Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment website
.Performers Susan Gritton (Konstanze), Malin Christensson (Blonde), Frederic Antoun (Belmonte), Tilman Lichdi (Pedrillo), Timothy Mirfin (Osmin), Simon Butteriss (narrator).
Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor Bernard Labadie.
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