Monty Pythonesque Touches in Benvenuto Cellini

19/06/2014

 Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Edward Gardner(conductor), London Coliseum seen live at Empire, Basildon, Essex, 17.6.2014. (JPr)

Benvenuto Cellini (c) Richard Hubert-Smith

Benvenuto Cellini
(c) Richard Hubert-Smith

Read more

Colourful and Amusing Cenerentola from the Met

15/05/2014

 Rossini, La CenerentolaNew York Metropolitan Opera / Fabio Luisi  (conductor). Live transmission to Komedia Cinema, Brighton, 10.5.14 (RB) Read more

Met’s Vintage La bohème Fresh and Emotionally Compelling

06/04/2014

 Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Stefano Ranzani (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 5.4.2014. (JPr)

Vittorio Grigolo Kristine Opolais c Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl

Vittorio Grigolo Kristine Opolais c Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl

Read more

Royal Ballet Attempts to Recreate its First Post-War Production

21/03/2014

 Tchaikovsky,The Sleeping Beauty: Soloists, Students of The Royal Ballet School, Corps de Ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Valery Ovsyanikov (conductor). Live cinema relay (introduced by Darcey Bussell) broadcast to the Vue Cinema, Piccadilly, London. 19.3.2014. (JPr)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY by Tchaikovsky, , Music – Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, Choreography – Marius Petipa, Design – Oliver Messel, Lighting – Mark Jonathan, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, London, UK, 2011, Credit: Johan Persson /

The Sleeping Beauty (c) Johan Persson/ROH

Read more

Refined Playing Keeps Werther’s Emotions in Check Until Climax

18/03/2014

  Massenet, Werther (new production by Sir Richard Eyre and directed for live cinema by Gary Halvorson): soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Alain Altinoglu. Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 15.3.2014. (JPr)

Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch in the Metropolitan Opera production of Massenet’s “Werther.” Photo: Ken Howard

Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch in the Met’s production of Werther
(c) Ken Howard

Read more

ENOS’s Peter Grimes Makes the Big Screen

24/02/2014

 Britten,Peter Grimes: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Operas / Edward Gardner (conductor), screened at Duke of York Cinema, Brighton, 23.2.14 (RB) Read more

Holten’s Don Giovanni Lacks Magic and Comedy

16/02/2014

Mozart, Don Giovanni (in a new production by Kaspar Holten): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex. 12.2.2014. (JPr)

DON GIOVANNI, ROH Photo (c) Bill Cooper

DON GIOVANNI, ROH Photo (c) Bill Cooper

Read more

Met’s Rusalka Works its Magic with Fine Performances and Design

10/02/2014

 Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera  / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), shown at Duke of York Cinema, Brighton as part of the Met Live series, 8.2.14 (RB) Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »

Recent Reviews

Season Previews

__________________________________
  • NEW! The 18th Oxford Lieder Festival from 11 to 26 October 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Anjali Dance Company Genius UK Tour 2019 __________________________________
  • NEW! Edinburgh Usher Hall 2019-2020 Orchestral Season __________________________________
  • NEW! Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2020 Ring Cycles __________________________________
  • NEW! Ex Cathedra’s 50th Anniversary Season in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Geneva Grand Théâtre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! 2019-20 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden __________________________________
  • NEW! City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Zurich Opera House in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! English National Opera in 2019-2020 and New Artistic Director __________________________________
  • NEW! ENB in 2019-2020 and Opening of their New London City Island Home __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music and Other Events at the Southbank Centre in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • UPDATED! Cleveland Orchestra in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Classical Music at the Barbican in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! The Met: Live in HD in 2019-20 __________________________________
  • NEW! Carnegie Hall 2019-2020 Season Highlights __________________________________
  • Subscribe to Free Review Summary Newsletter

    Reviews by Reviewer

    News and Featured Articles

    __________________________________
  • NEW! HarrisonParrott celebrates 50 years at the Royal Festival Hall __________________________________
  • NEW! Highgate International Chamber Music Festival’s Beethoven 249 in November __________________________________
  • NEW! PIANIST JAMES LISNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • NEW! SOPRANO ANGELA GHEORGHIU IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL COOKSON __________________________________
  • NEW! The Joys of the Marlboro Music Festival: Chamber Music’s Best-Kept Secret __________________________________
  • NEW! MATTHEW BOURNE’S ROMEO AND JULIET IN CINEMAS FROM 22 OCTOBER __________________________________
  • NEW! CELLIST JOHANNES MOSER IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY NEWMAN __________________________________
  • CHORUS MASTER STEPHEN DOUGHTY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • REVIEWED! Ron Howard’s Pavarotti in Cinemas 13 July (Preview) and Nationwide (15 July) __________________________________
  • MULTI-FACETED MUSICIAN JOY LISNEY IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE __________________________________
  • ‘MUSICAL MAGIC’: AN INTERVIEW WITH VIOLINIST HENNING KRAGGERUD __________________________________
  • CONDUCTOR THOMAS SANDERLING IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE __________________________________
  • A Q&A WITH GERMAN SOPRANO PETRA LANG __________________________________
  • HOW TO CONTACT SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL __________________________________
  • Search S&H

    Archives by Week

    Archives by Month