Fussy, Over-Embellished Designs Spoil Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake

19/03/2015

 Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Boris Gruzin (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and relayed to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 17.3.2015. (JPr)

Natalia Osipova as Odette and Matthew Golding as Prince Siegfried in Swan-Lake c ROH and Alice Pennefather

Natalia Osipova as Odette and Matthew Golding as Prince Siegfried in Swan-Lake c ROH and Alice Pennefather

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Terrific Performances in a Static, Uninspiring La Donna Del Lago

16/03/2015

 Rossini, La Donna Del Lago:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera New York / Michele Mariotti (conductor). Relayed to the Duke of York Cinema, Brighton,  14.3.15. (RB) Read more

Superb Beethoven Relayed through the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker

08/03/2015

  Beethoven: Isabelle Faust (violin); Berliner Philharmoniker/Bernard Haitink (conductor), Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker – Live Broadcast to European Cinemas – New Park Cinema, Chichester, 6.3.2015 (MMB)

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Royal Opera Captures Ocean-Swept Primal Core of Wagner’s Dutchman

01/03/2015

 Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Andres Nelsons. Live simulcast at Vue Cinema, Stratford Westfield, 24.02.2015 (CC)

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Intriguing Juxtaposition of Tchaikovsky and Bartók Operas at The Met

16/02/2015

 Tchaikovsky, Iolanta; Bartók, Bluebeard’s Castle: Soloists, Chours and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 14.2.2015. (JPr)

 

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Iolanta Piotr Beczala and Anna Netrebko pic credit Marty Sohl and the Met

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Strong Imagination and Emotion in Sher’s Contes d’Hoffmann

03/02/2015

Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yves Abel (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 31.1.2015. (JPr)

Les Contes d'Hoffmann Photo: Metropolitan OPera

Les Contes d’Hoffmann (c) Metropolitan Opera

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Giordano Melodrama is No Match for Puccini

01/02/2015

 Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House London / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 29.1.2015. (JPr)

Andrea Chenier: ROH  Photo : Bill Cooper

Andrea Chenier: ROH
Photo : Bill Cooper

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No Weak Links in Met’s Lavish Merry Widow

19/01/2015

 Lehár, The Merry Widow: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Sir Andrew Davis (cnductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 17.1.2015. (JPr)

Photo Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) Kelli O'Hara (Valencienne) and company of The Merry Widow c The Metropolitan Opera

Photo Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) Kelli O’Hara (Valencienne) and company of The Merry Widow c The Metropolitan Opera

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