François Girard’s static, drab, and unevenly cast Met Der fliegende Holländer

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Performance recorded on 10.3.2020 (directed by Gary Halvorson) and reviewed as Met Opera on Demand. (JPr)

Anja Kampe (Senta) in Act II Der fliegende Holländer
(c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage and dancing back into our hearts

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathan Lo (conductor). Live-streamed from the Royal Opera House, London, 9.10.2020. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio)
in Don Quixote Act III pas de deux (c) Tristram Kenton

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We know where Bryn Terfel’s heart lies as he sings Live from the Barbican

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Live from the Barbican – Sir Bryn Terfel with Britten Sinfonia: Live-streamed (directed by Matthew Woodward) from Barbican Hall, London, 4.10.2020. (JPr)

Sir Bryn Terfel, Britten Sinfonia, Myfanwy Price (oboe), and
Iain Farrington (piano) (c) Mark Allan

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Love was in the air at Schönbrunn Palace for Vienna Philharmonic’s 2020 Summer Night Concert

AustriaAustria LOVE – 2020 Sommernachtskonzert: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor). 18.9.2020 performance from Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace; directed for TV by Henning Kasten and reviewed when shown on BBC Four. (JPr)

2020 Summer Night Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

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In cinemas soon Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity is a fascinating celebration of Rome 1990

GermanyGermany Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity – 30th Anniversary Event:  a film (90 mins) from C Major Entertainment and Signed Media Produktion and screened by Cinema Live in the UK and selected places in Europe from 6 October with Australia and New Zealand to follow on 22 October. (JP)

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A blaze of sound heralds Opera North’s Switch ON of live music

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Opera North’s Switch ON: Live from Leeds: Soloists, Suzy Klein (presenter), The Chorus of Opera North, Members of the Opera North Music Staff (David Cowan [Head on Music] and Oliver Rundell [chorus master]), Members of the Opera North Orchestra (Leader, David Greed and Katie New [violins], David Aspin [viola], Daniel Bull [cello], Dan Storer [double bass]). Live-streamed (directed by Peter Maniura) from Leeds Town Hall, 30.9.2020. (JPr)

Opera North’s combined forces sing Cavalleria rusticana‘s Easter Hymn

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