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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ENOS’s Peter Grimes Makes the Big Screen

24/02/2014

 Britten,Peter Grimes: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Operas / Edward Gardner (conductor), screened at Duke of York Cinema, Brighton, 23.2.14 (RB) Read more

Holten’s Don Giovanni Lacks Magic and Comedy

16/02/2014

Mozart, Don Giovanni (in a new production by Kaspar Holten): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex. 12.2.2014. (JPr)

DON GIOVANNI, ROH Photo (c) Bill Cooper

DON GIOVANNI, ROH Photo (c) Bill Cooper

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Met’s Rusalka Works its Magic with Fine Performances and Design

10/02/2014

 Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera  / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), shown at Duke of York Cinema, Brighton as part of the Met Live series, 8.2.14 (RB) Read more

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