The Met’s Musically Strong Tristan is Lost at Sea


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)


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


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)


Norma Act I (c) Bill Cooper

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ROH’s 1869 Boris Godunov Lacks Drama and Epic Grandeur


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)


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

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Perfect Pianists from BBC Television Archives


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


 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

Sumptuous Sound from James Levine in the Met’s Traditional Tannhäuser


Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, 31.10.2015. (JPr)


Otto Schenk & Günther Schneider-Siemssen’s Tannhäuser Act II
(c) Marty Sohl/ Metropolitan Opera

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Static Staging but Plenty of Musical Tension in the Met’s New Otello


Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, 17.10.2015. (JPr)

Otello Met 2015 c Ken Howard

Bartlett Sher’s Otello Act III (c) Ken Howard

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Royal Opera House Launch Live Cinema Season with Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet


Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor), Live screening from The Royal Opera House, London, 22.9.2015 (J.O’D)


Steven McRae and Itziar Mendizabal in Romeo and Juliet
(c) Dave Morgan

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