The Mighty Handful Provide Colourful and Dramatic Fare for Pappano and his Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Mighty Handful – Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Musorgsky, Cui & Balakirev: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.2.2016. (JPr)

ANTONIO PAPPANO;  Royal Opera House; Covent Garden; London, UK; 4 May 2015; Rehearsing ROH orchestra on stage in programme of Ravel, Chausson, Bernstein, Skryabin; Photo: © ROH Photographer: CLIVE BARDA
Sir Antonio Pappano in rehearsal with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
(c) Clive Barda

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The Met’s Spectacular Turandot Lacks Light and Shade

United StatesUnited States Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Paolo Carignani (conductor). Broadcast live to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 30.1.2016. (JPr)

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(l-r) Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Timur), Anna Hartig (Liù ), Dwayne Croft (Ping) & Nina Stemme (Turandot) (c) Marty Sohl

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Ashton’s The Two Pigeons Shows the Power of Ballet to Make you Laugh or Cry

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Frederick Ashton Double Bill – Rhapsody & The Two Pigeons: Soloists, Corps de ballet of the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 26.1.2016. (JPr)

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The Two Pigeons Vadim Muntagirov & Lauren Cuthbertson
(c) Dave Morgan

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Met’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles Commemorates the Centenary of its Last Appearance

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Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles (c) Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

United StatesUnited States Bizet, Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Broadcast live to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 17.1.16. (JPr)

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A Playful Tamara Rojo Leads ENB’s Spirited Le Corsaire

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Adam and Other Composers, Le CorsaireDancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet School and Tring Park School of the Performing Arts, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). London Coliseum, London. 13.1.2016. (JPr)

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Cesar Corrales as Ali in Le Corsaire (c) Laurent Liotardo

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