New Met Carmen: A Mixed Blend

03/11/2014

 Bizet, Carmen (Met Opera HD Broadcast): Soloists, Metropolitan Opera and Chorus, Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), New York, NY, 1.11.2014 (RDA) Read more

Resplendent Sound from Royal Opera Orchestra in Early Verdi

29/10/2014

 ROH Cinema 2014/15, Verdi, I due Foscari: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano.(conductor), Directed for live cinema by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 27.10.2014. (JPr) Read more

A Lady Macbeth to Be Reckoned With

15/10/2014

  Verdi, Macbeth: (Met Opera HD Broadcast): Soloists, Metropolitan Opera and Chorus, Fabio Luisi (conductor), New York, NY, 11.10.14 (RDA) Read more

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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