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The best classical and opera in August and September—Grimeborn and The Intelligence Park

Plus Gustavo Dudamel in Edinburgh

Gerald Barry's The Intelligence Park

Gerald Barry's The Intelligence Park


Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, London, 29th July to 7th September

Suffering from country house opera surfeit? Step forward Grimeborn—young talent, nifty stagings and new works. This year you can hear Samuel Barber’s 10-minute comic opera A Hand of Bridge or opt for a complete Rheingold with big-name talent. Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire collides with 14th-century English history in a fascinating double-bill, while Aaron Copland’s Emily Dickinson songs meet a musical monodrama for Dickens’s Miss Havisham. The American theme continues with two…

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