The Royal Ballet’s Memorable Sleeping Beauty at the Cinema

01/03/2017

Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty: Soloists and artists of the Royal Ballet, Students of The Royal Ballet School and the Royal Opera House Orchestra / Koen Kessels (conductor). Live cinema relay (introduced by Darcey Bussell and Ore Oduba) broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 28.2.2017. (JPr)

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Marianela Nuñez as Princess Aurora (c) Johan Persson (2011)

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A Great Piece of Theatre – Amadeus Stage Revival Impresses

03/02/2017

Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus: National Theatre Live cinema screening, seen in Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 2.2.2017. (SRT)

Adam Gillen as Mozart, photo by Marc Brenner

Adam Gillen as Mozart (c) Marc Brenner

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Covent Garden’s New Così fan tutte Fails to Offer Fresh Insights

18/10/2016

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Directed for the cinema by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 17.10.2016. (JPr)

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Corinne Winters, Sabina Puértolas, Angela Brower in Così fan tutte
© Stephen Cummiskey

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The Met’s Musically Strong Tristan is Lost at Sea

11/10/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Broadcast live to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 8.10.2016. (JPr)

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The Met’s Tristan und Isolde Act I (c) Ken Howard

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Verve, Passion and Intense Drama at the Cinema from Royal Opera’s Norma

28/09/2016

The ROH Live Cinema Season 2016/17 – Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 26.9.2016. (JPr)

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Norma Act I (c) Bill Cooper

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ROH’s 1869 Boris Godunov Lacks Drama and Epic Grandeur

23/03/2016

Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 21.3.2016. (JPr)

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Harry Nicoll (Missail) and John Tomlinson (Varlaam)
(c) Catherine Ashmore

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Perfect Pianists from BBC Television Archives

13/03/2016

Various composers, Perfect Pianists (BBC Television Archives) with presenter, David Owen Norris: was first transmitted on 4 March 2016 on BBC4 and then made available for 23 days for downloading on BBC iPlayer. (JB) Read more

The Triumph of Verdi’s Misunderstood Opera at La Scala’s Opening

10/12/2015

 Verdi, Giovanna d’Arco:  Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Milan.  Conductor, Riccardo Chailly.  Seen and heard in Direct Transmission  through RAI at cinema Barberini Rome 7.12. 2015. (JB) Read more

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