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Upcoming Performances

27 February 2018, 20:00, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal

Programme: Claude Vivier Bouchara

ensemble unitedberlin, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Allison Bell (soprano), Vocalconsort Berlin, Max Hopp (narrator),

4 March 2018, 20:00,  Berlin Philharmonie

Programme: Dmitri Schostakowitsch Hamlet-Suite for orchestra Op. 32 a,
Brett Dean Melodious Lay – A Hamlet Diffraction for soprano, tenor and orchestra,
Alban Berg Lulu-Suite – five symphonical pieces for soprano und orchester from the opera “Lulu”,
Dmitri Schostakowitsch Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District / Katerina Ismailowa – five intermezzi for orchestra op. 114 a from the opera op. 29

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Allison Bell (soprano)

19 April 2018, 20:00, Town Hall, Auckland

Programme: Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending, Ross Harris Face (world premiere), Edward Elgar Enigma-Variations

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, Anthony Hermus (conductor), Allison Bell (soprano), Henry Choo (tenor), Joel Amosa (bass-bariton), Yanghe Yu (violin)

21 April 2018, 19:30, Robert Blackwood Hall, Melbourne

Programme: Unsuk Chin Rocaná (Australian premiere), Unsuk Chin Puzzles and Games (Australian premiere), Györgi Ligeti Atmosphères,
Unsuk Chin Violin Concerto (Australian premiere)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Clark Rundell (conductor), Allison Bell (soprano), Jennifer Koh (violin),

28 April 2018, 19:30, Barbican Centre, London

Programme: Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin,
John Adams The Wound-Dresser,
Ross Harris Face (british premiere),
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Gergely Madaras (conductor), Allison Bell (soprano), Anthony Gregory (tenor), Marcus Farnsworth (baritone)

5 May 2018, 20:00, Kölner Philharmonie,  Acht Brücken Festival / Musik der Zeit

Programme: Bernd Alois Zimmermann Sinfonie in einem Satz (1951) – 1. Version,
Carola Bauckholt New work for orchestra (world premiere) – commissioned by the WDR,
Bernd Alois Zimmermann Die Soldaten (1958 – 1960) – Vocale Symphonie for six soloists and orchestra

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Emilio Pomárico (conductor), Allison Bell (soprano), Anna Raziejewska, (mezzo-soprano), Bettina Ranch (alto), Peter Tansits (tenor), Hans Christoph Begemann (baritone) Otto Katzameier (bass)



Past Performance Highlights


This is a list of selected performances only.


May 6 2017, 19:00, Barbican, London

Programme: Edgard Varèse, Nocturnal

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo (conductor), Allison Bell (soprano)


September 24 2017, 19:00, Shanghai Symphony Concert Hall, Shanghai New Music Week

Programme: György Ligeti Mysteries of the Macabre

Shanghai Opera Orchestra, Shinik Hahm (conductor), Allison Bell (soprano)



6 February, 2016, CBSO Centre, Birmingham UK

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group – Parallel Colour

Claude Vivier, Trois Airs pour un opéra imaginaire

Franco Donatoni, Still



13 February, 2016, Milton Court Concert Hall, Barbican, London

Britten Sinfonia – Louis Andriessen in Focus

Louis Andriessen, Dances



23 April, 2016, Royal Festival Hall, London

London Philharmonic Orchestra – Shakespeare 400 Anniversary Gala

Scenes from:

Verdi Otello
Tchaikovsky Hamlet
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Berlioz Roméo et Juliette
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Thomas Adès The Tempest
Walton Henry V
Verdi Falstaff

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Simon Callow director
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Glyndebourne Chorus

Soloists including:

Allison Bell soprano, Kate Royal soprano, Dame Felicity Palmer mezzo soprano,

Iestyn Davies countertenor, Ronald Samm tenor, Andrew Shore baritone, Simon Keenlyside baritone



20 June, 2016, St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania

Heart of Darkness – Dark Mofo

Schoenberg, String Quartet No. 2

John Tavener, Akhmatova Songs

Allison Bell with soloists from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra



1 November, 2016, Barbican, London

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Joshua Weilerstein

Brett Dean, From melodious lay (A Hamlet diffraction), World Premiere



27 November, 2016, Barbican, London

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Rumon Gamba

Richard Rodney Bennett, Spells


17 April, 2015

Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra/Jason Lai

Sir John Tavener, Flood of Beauty


20 June, 2015

Dark Mofo , MONA Tasmania

Claude Vivier, Trois airs pour un opéra imaginaire

Unsuk Chin, Akrostichon-Wortspiel


11 August, 2015

Festival Internacional Santander, Palacio de Festivales

Plural Ensemble/Fabian Panisello

Panisello, Libro del frio


Australian String Quartet National Tour

Brett Dean, And once I played Ophelia (Australian Premiere performances)


Sydney, Thu 29 October, City Recital Hall Angel Place

Canberra, Sun 1 November, Gallery of Australia

Adelaide, Mon 2 November, Adelaide Town Hall

Perth, Tue 3 November, Government House Ballroom

Melbourne, Fri 6 November, Melbourne Recital Centre

Brisbane, Sat 7 November, Conservatorium Theatre


27 March, 2014

Icelandic Symphony Orchestra/Volkov

Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland

Ravel, Shéhérazade


2 May, 2014 – The Assembly Hall, Norwich
6 May, 2014 – West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
7 May, 2014 – Wigmore Hall, London

Britten Sinfonia

Tintner, Ellipse

Brett Dean, And once I played Ophelia (String quartet No. 2), world premiere

Schoenberg, String Quartet No. 2


8 May, 2014


Amststerdam, Netherlands

Tintner, Ellipse

Brett Dean,

And once I played Ophelia (String quartet No. 2)

Schoenberg, String Quartet No. 2


4, 5, 6, 7, 8 June, 2014

Mossovet Theater, Moscow, Russia

Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire


9 June, 2014

Russian State Symphony Orchestra/ Vladimir Jurowski

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia

Fauré, Prométhée

Berg, Lulu Suite


10 June, 2014

Russian State Symphony Orchestra/ Vladimir Jurowski

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia

Saint-Saëns, Les noces de Prométhée


16, 17 August, 2014

MONA, Synaesthesia +

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Marko Letonja

Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire


28 September, 2014

Britten Sinfonia/Brabbins

Barbican, London

Sir John Tavener, Flood of Beauty (World Premiere)


25 October, 2014

Prospect 3 Art Biennale,

St Roch, New Orleans, USA

American Song Recital


1 November, 2014

Ensemble United/Vladimir Jurowski

Konzerthaus Berlin

Gerard Grisey, Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil