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)

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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Strauss on the Silver Screen: OAE Accompany Wiene’s Cinematic Adaptation of Der Rosenkavalier

18/10/2017

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Oxford Lieder Festival [2] Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (silent film): Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Thomas Kemp (conductor), Town Hall, Oxford 15.10.2017. (CR)

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Der Rosenkavalier (1926)

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A Superb Production of Die Zauberflöte Relayed from the Met

17/10/2017

Mozart: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex, Belfast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 14.10.2017. (RB)

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Pamina (Golda Schultz) & Papageno (Markus Werba) in the Met’s Zauberflöte (c) Richard Termine

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Radvanovsky and DiDonato Triumph in McVicar’s Gloomy Met Norma

09/10/2017

Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 7.10.2017. (JPr)

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Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa) & Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) (c) Ken Howard

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