June at the Academy

-Posted on 01.06.2017

We preview of some of the exciting events at the Academy this month

As the academic year draws to a close, our activities in June come to an exciting climax, with major performances across all our faculties.

Royal Academy Opera’s production of The Threepenny Opera opens at Shoreditch Town Hall on 15 June, and promises laughter, iconic songs, compelling characters, and a little provocation. The opera is accompanied by our innovative new-music strand, The Art of Chaos, inspired by the culture of the time that the opera was written.

On 22 June, Semyon Bychkov returns to the Academy to conduct students in Mahler’s powerful ‘Resurrection’ Symphony, as part of the Southbank Centre’s Belief and Beyond Belief series.

Back at the Academy, Joanna MacGregor curates the three-day boundary-crossing Beethoven-themed Piano Festival, 26–28 June, which will have the building ringing out with music old and new, as well as the energy of collaborations with dancers and film makers.

At the end of the month, our Musical Theatre students perform Shakespeare – in updated musical form. Their production of Love’s Labour’s Lost at Hackney Empire from 29 June has a pop-rock score and takes the original script as the starting point for a hilarious modern interpretation of the old themes of love and coming of age. 

As well as all these events, we have our usual range of inspiring masterclasses with renowned musicians, chamber music, jazz, Bach Cantatas, museum tours, historic performance and competitions. Click here for the full list of events, or click on individual links above to book with external venues.

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