Haas’s Morgen und Abend is a New Existential Opera Exploring Life and Death

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Georg Friedrich Haas, Morgen und Abend (world première):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Michael Boder (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 13.11.2015. (JPr)

Haas’s Morgen und Abend Klaus Maria Brandauer as Olai & Sarah Wegener as the Midwife © ROH & Clive Barda

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Carlos Acosta’s Farewell in Carmen Lacks his Usual Charisma

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Carlos Acosta’s Carmen (part of a mixed bill including Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun and Tchaikovsky Pas de deux): Soloists, Corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Emmanuel Plasson and Martin Yates (conductors). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 12.11.2015. (JPr)

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Carmen with Marialena Nuñez (Carmen) and Carlos Acosta (Don José) (c) Dave Morgan

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Todd & Gottlieb’s Alice has Potential but Lacks Magical Touch

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Will Todd & Maggie Gottlieb: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Soloists and the Opera Holland Park Orchestra / Matthew Waldren (conductor). Linbury Studio Theatre, London, 5.11.2015. (JPr)

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Fflur Wyn (Alice) and Keel Watson (Caterpillar) in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
(c) Alex Brenner

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Sumptuous Sound from James Levine in the Met’s Traditional Tannhäuser

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, 31.10.2015. (JPr)

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Otto Schenk and Günther Schneider-Siemssen’s Tannhäuser Act II
(c) Marty Sohl/ Metropolitan Opera

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Nureyev’s Spirit Lives on in ENB’s Romeo and Juliet

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet (Rudolf Nureyev Production): Dancers of English National Ballet and the English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, 22.10.2015. (JPr)

ROMEO and JULIET, English National Ballet_ Bristol Hippodrome; Juliet; Alina Cojocaru, Romeo; Isaac Hernández, Mercutio; Cesar Corrales, Benvolio; James Forbat, Tybalt; James Streeter, Rosaline; Alison McWhinney, Paris; Max Westwell,
Nureyev’s Romeo and Juliet – Dancers of English National Ballet
(c) Bill Cooper

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