Glyndebourne’s Low-key Traviata Fails to Convince

11/08/2014

  Glyndebourne Festival 2014 – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Filmed ‘live’ at the Glyndebourne Theatre and seen at the Barbican Cinema, London, 10.8.2014. (JPr)

 

Glyndebourne la Traviata Image:  Richard Hubert Smith

Glyndebourne Traviata Image: Richard Hubert Smith

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An Al Fresco La bohème on the Big Screen

17/07/2014

  An Al Fresco La bohème on the Big Screen

 

The Forum

The Forum

BP Big Screens 2014 – Puccini, La bohème:broadcast to The Forum, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 15.7.2014. Directed for the screen by Krišs Rusmanis. (JPr) Read more

Italianate Ardour in Pappano’s Manon Lescaut

26/06/2014

 Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, 24.6.2014. (JPr)

 Manon Lescaut:  Kristine Opolais As Manon Lescaut And Jonas Kaufmann As Chevalier Des Grieux (C) Bill Cooper

Manon Lescaut: Kristine Opolais As Manon Lescaut And Jonas Kaufmann As Chevalier Des Grieux (C) Bill Cooper

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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

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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

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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

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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 Metropolitan Opera production of Massenet’s “Werther.” Photo: Ken Howard

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