What’s going on?

The answer is, more and more.

At gigglemusic we’re trawling the websites of the opera houses and concert halls of the world to update our own gigglemusic schedule of musical events. We’ve added thousands. The world is suddenly opening up, tentatively in some countries, but in others, exuberantly.

More than 120 events are promised at the Salzburg Summer Festival, as well as four or five a day for much of the season at Vienna’s Musikverein. The Buxton Festival in Derbyshire will offer an excitingly varied selection of theatre, chamber, orchestral and operatic performances, and on a smaller scale, the English Music Festival in Horsham will offer music by Purcell, Handel, Novello, Coward, Parry, Alwyn and Gay.

The Royal Opera House in London, the Bastille Opera, Graz and Glyndebourne are about to open their doors. We may be masked and socially separate in the amphitheatre and stalls, but the green sounds of recovery are unmistakable, and hopefully irreversible.

You can find thousands of Events on gigglemusic. Tap the Events bubble on the app’s Home Page to find out what’s on near you today. Use the arrows to see the following days’ schedules, and the filters to search by event type, or texts such as ‘Schiff’, ‘Oud’, or ‘Butterfly’. If there’s no event that matches your criteria, tap the double arrow buttons to search for matching events anytime in the future or the past.

Alternatively, start with Groups. Groups are orchestras, choirs, venues, festivals, clubs and many other kinds of musical organization. Once you’ve found the Group you’re looking for, tap the dots to the right of the Group Name (‘…’) to access the Group’s entire schedule.

If you find an Event you want to go to, tap the ‘add to diary’ icon next to the Event and add it to your diary (your diary is visible on the Home Page or from the Diary icon in the lower bar).

You can make a Group a Favourite, and then access it and its schedule more easily from the Groups icon in the lower bar.

We’ve added Events for all of these:

Royal Albert Hall, London

Zurich Opera House

Victoria Hall, Geneva

Grand Theatre, Geneva

City Recital Hall, Sydney

The Sage, Newcastle

Lincoln Center, New York

Auckland Town Hall

Palau de la Música, Barcelona

Auditorio Nacional, Madrid

Teatro Real, Madrid

Hong Kong City Hall

Sydney Opera House

Kings Place, London

The London Coliseum

The Royal Opera House, London

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Wigmore Hall, London

Bayreuth, Germany

Glyndebourne, Sussex

St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

St James’s, Piccadilly

New National Theatre, Tokyo

Leipzig Opera

1901 Arts Club, London

Bampton Opera

Cadogan Hall, London

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

St John’s, Smith Square, London

Purcell Room, Southbank, London

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London

St Ann’s, Manchester

State Opera, Vienna

West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Opera Holland Park, London

Sadler’s Wells, London

Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville

Palacio Euskeldana

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia

L’Auditori, Barcelona

Volksoper, Vienna

Opera Graz

Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia

Adelaide Festival

Atlanta Opera

Victoria Theatre, Singapore

Arena di Verona

Garsington Opera

Grange Park Opera

Buxton Festival

Auditorio Manuel de Falla, Granada

Teatro Zarzuela, Madrid

Teatro Monumental, Madrid

Snape Maltings

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

Longborough Opera

Nevill Holt Opera

Waterperry Opera

Opera North

Lichfield Festival

Hertfordshire Festival

Bergen Festival

Bath Festival

The English Music Festival

Regents Opera

Oxford Lieder

Spitalfields Music

Three Choirs Festival

Swaledale Festival

Frinton Festival

Chichester Festival

Fishguard Festival

Rydale Festival

St Albans Organ Festival

Salzburg Whitsun Festival

Salzburg Summer Festival

Houston Symphony

Zurich Chamber Orchestra

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Esplanade Singapore

Musikverein Vienna

Theatre Champs-Elysees

Paris Opera

Lyon Opera

Want to know more about gigglemusic? Contact us at info@gigglemusic.net

Adam Bager – Founder, gigglemusic

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