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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TRY THIS: AUDACITY AS ENTERTAINMENT

27/09/2017

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Audacity as Entertainment

James Hawes’s  2007 Film about the Life of Marie Lloyd

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Jessie Wallace in Miss Marie Lloyd – Queen of The Music Hall (c) BBC

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Fireworks Aplenty from Kasper Holten and Es Devlin’s Spectacular Bregenz Carmen

15/09/2017

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Children’s choir of Musikmittelschule Bregenz-Stadt, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Paolo Carignani (conductor). Recorded at the 2017 Bregenz Festival and shown at Cineworld Basildon, 14.9.2017. (JPr)

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Carmen at Bregenz (c) Bregenzer Festspiele/Karl Forster

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Karen Gardeazabal Stars and Castiglione Brings a Sense of Antiquity to Taormina’s La bohème

06/07/2017

Puccini, La bohèmeSoloists, Gaulitanus Choir (directed by Colin Attard), children’s choir (directed by Agnese Carrubba), Symphony Orchestra of the Grand Theatre of Lanzhou / Li Xincao (conductor). Live to Cineworld Basildon from the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Italy, 5.7.2017. (JPr)

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Uncanny Concept, Outstanding Execution: RSNO’s live soundtrack for Amadeus Screening

22/05/2017

Amadeus Live: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RSNO Chorus / Ludwig Wicki (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 19.5.2017. (SRT) Read more

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