Stirring Performances in Met’s Macbeth

13/10/2014

 Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 11.9.2014. (JPr)

Netrebko as Lady Macbeth c Marty Sohl & Metropolitan Opera

Netrebko as Lady Macbeth c Marty Sohl & Metropolitan Opera

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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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