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

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

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A Barbiere of Middling Qualità

26/12/2014

 Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Michele Mariotti (conductor), “The Met, Live in HD” screening, Godrej Dance Academy Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. 22.12.2014 (JSM). Read more

High Entertainment from the Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

19/12/2014

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 25 February 2011 ALICE by Wheeldon

Zenaida Yanowsky as The Queen of Hearts (c) Johan Persson/ROH

 Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (part of the Royal Opera House’s 2014/15 Live Cinema Season): Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra conducted by David Briskin. Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to Basildon Empire, Basildon, Essex. 16.12.2014. (JPr) Read more

A Moving Meistersinger from the Met

15/12/2014

 Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 13.12.2014. (JPr)

Michael Volle (Sachs) and Annette Dasch (Eva) c Ken Howard and the Metropolitan Opera (1)-500

Michael Volle (Sachs) and Annette Dasch (Eva) c Ken Howard and the Metropolitan Opera


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Mariotti Produces Nicely Integrated Sound in Met’s Il Barbiere

24/11/2014

 Rossini, The Barber of Seville Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Michele Mariotti (conductor), Transmitted live to Duke of York Cinema, Brighton 22.11.14 (RB)

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Vivaldi, Rossini, Faure, Head and Hahn (medici.tv broadcast):

07/11/2014

Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), David Zobel (piano), Carnegie Hall, New York City. 11.4.2014 (RDA) Read more

Fresh and Invigorating Carmen Despite Technical Hitches

03/11/2014

 Bizet, Carmen: The Metropolitan Opera,  Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), Transmitted live to Duke of York Cinema, Brighton, 01.11.2014. (RB) Read more

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

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