‘New Romantics’ is the theme of the Aspen Music Festival this year. It is the 65th-anniversary season, and there will be a varied programme of performances, including Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece Eugene Onegin which will be presented alongside an acclaimed operatic version of another classic – and horrific – tale, The Picture of Dorian Gray, with a score by by Lowell Liebermann.

Continuing the festival’s theme, Aspen favourite Philip Glass’s violin concerto The American Four Seasons – which exudes a melancholic, dark romanticism - will be another highlight. In addition, works by Beethoven are to be featured, culminating in his Ninth Symphony on the closing night of the season, conducted by Robert Spano, the festival’s music director.