What’s on, where and when? How to find events on gigglemusic and more for music fans.
Ever tried to find out what music event is on where at a moment’s notice?
I’m a frequent traveller and I’m crazy about opera (though not yet in the sense of certifiably so). Wagner’s operas in particular. So, if I’m travelling to London, I like to know what’s on at the Royal Opera House, at English National Opera, or, in the summer if there’s good weather in the offing, at Glyndebourne – though tickets at short notice at all of these venues are almost impossible to obtain. Each opera house website presents its schedule in its own particular way – often a slightly obscure way – and I find it frustrating when I can’t get a quick answer to the question, ’What’s on next week?’ Often you often have to start with what’s on – this or that opera – and then, for each opera, find out on which days it will be performed. It’s an arduous process ferreting out the information I need.
How convenient it would be then if I could search in just one place to find out what’s happening in or near London on a particular day, or, if in Vienna, say, on another day. How useful it would be if I could find out where Parsifal, my favourite of Wagner’s operas, is playing next year (Palermo in January, St Petersburg in February, Leipzig, Munich, Budapest and Vienna in April, Sofia and Berlin in June).