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

02/11/2015

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)

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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

18/10/2015

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)

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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

24/09/2015

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)

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

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Sensationalist Carmen on Minimalist Set from ENO

03/07/2015

 Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Sir Richard Armstrong (conductor). Live relay to cinemas from the London Coliseum, directed by Andy Morahan, seen at Empire Cinemas, Basildon, Essex, 1.7.2015. (JPr)

‘Carmen Act II pic credit ENO & Alistair Muir.

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ENO’s Pirates of Penzance Reflects a More Innocent Age  

22/05/2015

 Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / David Parry (conductor), London Coliseum. Live relay to Odeon, Chelmsford, Essex, 19.5.2015. (JPr)

 Andrew Shore as Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance c ENO/Tristram Kenton

Andrew Shore as Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance c ENO/Tristram Kenton

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Ex-Bolshoi Dancer Osipova Triumphs in Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée

07/05/2015

 Ferdinand Hérold (arr. John Lanchbery), La Fille mal gardée: Dancers of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / by Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Relayed from Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to Empire Cinema, Basildon, 5.5.2015. (JPr)

Natalia Ospiova’s debut in the Royal Ballet’s La Fille mal gardee Natalia Ospiova PLS CREDIT: TRISTRAM KENTON ... A scene from La Fille Mal Gardee by The Royal Ballet @ Royal Opera House. (Opening 16-04-15) ©Tristram Kenton 04/15 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Steven McRae (Colas) and Natalia Osipova (Lise) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Highly Cinematic Mascagni/Leoncavallo Double Bill from The Met

27/04/2015

 Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Relayed to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 25.4.2015. (JPr)

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Cavalleria rusticana (c) Metropolitan Opera/Cory Weaver

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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 (Odette) & Matthew Golding (Prince Siegfried) in Swan Lake
(c) Alice Pennefather

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