Vienna State Ballet’s Liebeslieder is a captivating Jerome Robbins, Lucinda Childs and George Balanchine triple bill

AustriaAustria Liebeslieder (Jerome Robbins’s Other Dances, Lucinda Childs’s Concerto, and George Balanchine’s Liebeslieder Walzer): Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Johanna Wallroth (soprano), Stephanie Maitland (mezzo-soprano), Hiroshi Amako (tenor), Ilja Kazakov (bass), Stephen Hopkins, Sarah Tysman and Igor Zapravdin (pianists). Livestreamed (directed by Balázs Delbó) from the Wiener Staatsoper, 14.1.2022. (JPr)

Lucinda Childs’s Concerto

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Kirill Karabits’s Mahler is an encouraging debut with the London Symphony Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler: Lucy Crowe (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor). Half Six Fix performance (8.12.2021) recorded (directed by Phil Glenny) at Barbican Hall, London, and streaming on Marquee TV from 6.1.2022. (JPr)

Lucy Crowe (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits (conductor)

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The Secret is out: Scottish Ballet are having a festive ball on film

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Scottish Ballet’s The Secret Theatre: Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Gavin Sutherland and Jean-Claude Picard (conductors). Currently streaming (directed for the screen by Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple) on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Jerome Anthony Barnes (Nutcracker Prince) and Sophie Martin (Sugar Plum Fairy)

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Wayne McGregor’s The Dante Project proves to be Edward Watson’s thought-provoking, poignant farewell

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s The Dante Project: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, London Symphony Chorus (choral director: Simon Halsey), Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Recorded (directed by Ross MacGibbon) when performed at the Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 26.10.2021 and streamed from 20.12.2021. (JPr)

The Dante Project – Inferno: Pilgrim (c) Andrej Uspensk

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VOCES8’s Messiah LIVE from London offered a beacon of hope in frustratingly uncertain times

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE from London Christmas 2021 – Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56: Mary Bevan (soprano), Bethany Horak-Hallett (mezzo-soprano); Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Dingle Yandell (bass), The VOCES8 Foundation Choir, VOCES8, VOCES8 Baroque Orchestra / Barnaby Smith (conductor). Recorded at St Jude-on-the-Hill, London, streamed on 18.12.2021. (CC)

Barnaby Smith conducts VOCES8’s combined forces in the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus

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Maria Kotchetkova sparkles in ENB’s Nutcracker as it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas again

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Nutcracker: Dancers of English National Ballet, Students from Tring Park School, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Timothy Henty (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 21.12.2021. (JPr)

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker © Laurent Liotardo

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