The Met’s Semiramide Lacks Dramatic Tension Despite Some Beautiful Singing

11/03/2018

Rossini, Semiramide: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Maurizio Benini (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 10.3.2018. (JPr)

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Semiramide Act I (c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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Anna Goryachova Beguilingly Stares Down the Camera for Royal Opera’s Carmen in Cinemas

09/03/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jakub Hrůša (conductor). Directed for the screen by Pati Marr and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 6.3.2018. (JPr)

Anna Goryachova (Carmen) (c) Bill Cooper

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Zeffirelli’s Met Production of La bohème Still Delights

27/02/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (Conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 24.2.2018. (RB)

Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) & Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) (c) Ken Howard

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Polenzani and Yende Make the Met’s L’elisir d’amore Revival Something to Remember

11/02/2018

 Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), Met Live in HD broadcast to the Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 10.2.2018. (JPr)

Pretty Yende (Adina) & Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino) (c) Karen Almond/Metropolitan Opera

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Joseph Calleja’s Open-faced Charisma and Honeyed Tones make this a Memorable Tosca

08/02/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Dan Ettinger (conductor), Broadcast from the Royal Opera House to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 7.2.2018. (JPr)

Adrianne Pieczonka (Tosca) & Joseph Calleja (Cavardossi) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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McVicar’s ‘Golden Age’ Tosca Features Role Debuts from Yoncheva and Grigolo

31/01/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Emmanuel Villaume (conductor). The Met Live in HD broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 27.1.2018. (JPr)

Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) and Vittorio Grigolo (Cavaradossi) (c) Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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Peter Wright’s The Nutcracker Returns to the Royal Ballet so it is Officially Christmas

06/12/2017

Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker (choreography by Peter Wright): Soloists, corps de ballet, London Oratory Junior Choir, The Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Broadcast to Cineworld Basildon from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 5.12.2017. (JPr)

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The Nutcracker Act II (c) Karolina Kuras

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Lauren Cuthbertson is Wonderful in the Madcap Mayhem of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

25/10/2017

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Koen Kessels (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 23.10.2017. (JPr)

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Lauren Cuthbertson as Alice (c) Johan Persson

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