What’s on December 2013 – Classical music in London

Here is a guide to all the best classical concerts, operas and ballets during the month of December.
Madam Butterfly at London Coliseum

PickMadam Butterfly — London Coliseum

14th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th Oct, 2nd, 8th, 13th, 15th, 21st, 23rd, 29th Nov & 1st December 2013  •  London Coliseum, LondonPuccini's score is one of his best, and tells of the doomed love affair between a young Japanese geisha girl and the American naval officer Pinkerton, whose thoughtless toying with her affections breaks her heart. When …more
Romeo And Juliet at Royal Opera House

Pick“Romeo and Juliet”, at the Royal Opera House

19th Oct, 22nd, 23rd, 30th Oct, 14th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 28th Nov, 3rd & 7th December 2013  •  Royal Opera House, LondonThe Royal Opera House will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo And Juliet", set to the music of Prokofiev's exhilarating score. It tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers, forbidden to …more
Magic Flute at London Coliseum

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

7th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 28th, 30th Nov, 3rd, 5th & 7th December 2013  •  London Coliseum, LondonThe London Coliseum is putting on a performance of Mozart's great late work, "The Magic Flute". Its comic panto-style story follows the wise priest Sarastro, who tries to release Pamina from the influence of her mother. …more
Parsifal at Royal Opera House

Wagner’s “Parsifal” — Royal Opera House

30th Nov, 2nd, 5th, 11th, 15th & 18th December 2013  •  Royal Opera House, LondonWagner's "Parsifal" tells the story of a young man who is ignorant of everything, even his own name, who arrives at the Kingdom of the Holy Grail. Is he really a fool? Or is he the young man of prophesy, who has come to …more
Cadogan Hall

Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, playing Tchaikovsky and Grieg

3rd December 2013 •  Cadogan Hall, LondonJoin conductor Christopher Petrie, pianist Tom Poster and the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture", "The Nutcracker Suite" and Grieg's "Piano …more
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

FreeFree lunchtime concert, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

3rd, 9th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 23rd, 27th & 30th December 2013  •  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, LondonSt. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square has a proud history of hosting some of London's best live classical music events. Some of their most popular events are the lunchtime concerts which they put on for free. …more
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House

ChristmasPickTchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”

4th, 6th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 31st December 2013, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th & 16th Jan 2014  •  Royal Opera House, LondonNo Christmas would be complete without a visit to see Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker". As midnight chimes a magical Christmas tree starts to grow through the ceiling, marking the start of Clara's journey to …more
Cadogan Hall

Handel’s “Messiah”, at Cadogan Hall

4th December 2013 •  Cadogan Hall, LondonJoin conductor Ralph Allwood, the Rodolfus Choir and the English Chamber Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Handel's "Messiah". Cadogan Hall is a popular venue for classical music in the heart of Chelsea. As an old …more
Cadogan Hall

ChristmasCarols at Cadogan, with the Bach Choir

5th December 2013 •  Cadogan Hall, LondonEnjoy an evening of Christmas carols and choral music at Cadogan Hall, with music sung by the Bach Choir and the London City Brass. Cadogan Hall is a popular venue for classical music in the heart of Chelsea. As an old …more
Royal Festival Hall

Vivaldi — “Gloria” and “The Four Seasons”

6th December 2013 •  Royal Festival Hall, LondonJoin conductor Andrew Nethsingha, the St John's College Choir, Cambridge, and the English Chamber Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform a selection of classical works by Vivaldi. Music will include the "The …more
Andre Rieu at Wembley Arena

PickAndre Rieu — “And The Waltz Goes On”

6th – 7th December 2013  •  Wembley Arena, LondonDutch violinist Andre Rieu, famous for playing some spectacular Johann Strauss waltzes, will be returning to London with his Stradivarius violin, encouraging fans to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles. …more
Cadogan Hall

Rachmaninov’s “Piano Concerto No.2″

7th December 2013 •  Cadogan Hall, LondonJoin conductor Paul Bateman, pianist Sasha Grynyuk and the London International Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform Rachmaninov's "Piano Concerto No.2". Cadogan Hall is a popular venue for classical music in the …more

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