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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Terrific Performances in a Static, Uninspiring La Donna Del Lago

16/03/2015

 Rossini, La Donna Del Lago:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera New York / Michele Mariotti (conductor). Relayed to the Duke of York Cinema, Brighton,  14.3.15. (RB) Read more

Superb Beethoven Relayed through the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker

08/03/2015

  Beethoven: Isabelle Faust (violin); Berliner Philharmoniker/Bernard Haitink (conductor), Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker – Live Broadcast to European Cinemas – New Park Cinema, Chichester, 6.3.2015 (MMB)

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Royal Opera Captures Ocean-Swept Primal Core of Wagner’s Dutchman

01/03/2015

 Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Andres Nelsons. Live simulcast at Vue Cinema, Stratford Westfield, 24.02.2015 (CC)

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Intriguing Juxtaposition of Tchaikovsky and Bartók Operas at The Met

16/02/2015

 Tchaikovsky, Iolanta; Bartók, Bluebeard’s Castle: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 14.2.2015. (JPr)

Piotr Beczala (Vaudémont) & Anna Netrebko (Iolanta) (c) Marty Sohl/The Met

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Strong Imagination and Emotion in Sher’s Contes d’Hoffmann

03/02/2015

Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yves Abel (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 31.1.2015. (JPr)

Les Contes d'Hoffmann Photo: Metropolitan OPera

Les Contes d’Hoffmann (c) Metropolitan Opera

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Giordano Melodrama is No Match for Puccini

01/02/2015

 Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House London / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 29.1.2015. (JPr)

Andrea Chenier (c) Bill Cooper

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No Weak Links in Met’s Lavish Merry Widow

19/01/2015

 Lehár, The Merry Widow: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Sir Andrew Davis (cnductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 17.1.2015. (JPr)

Photo Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) Kelli O'Hara (Valencienne) and company of The Merry Widow c The Metropolitan Opera

Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) Kelli O’Hara (Valencienne) & company of The Merry Widow
(c) The Metropolitan Opera

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