The Bathos and Musicality of Laurel and Hardy

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REVIEWED! Ron Howard’s Pavarotti in Cinemas 13 July (Preview) and Nationwide (15 July)

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The Royal Ballet’s Contemporary Triple Bill Never Fully Takes Flight

18/05/2019

The Royal Ballet’s Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern: Dancers, Singers, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathan Lo and Andrew Griffiths (conductors). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 16.5.2019. (JPr)

Matthew Ball (Perseus) and Natalia Osipova (Medusa) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story is an Inspiring Story, Unconventionally Told

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Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story: Screened at Sadler’s Wells, London, 6.5.2019. (JPr)

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Lepage’s Met Die Walküre Revival Boasts a Sextet of Vocal Successes and Characterful Conducting

01/04/2019

Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 30.3.2019. (JPr)

Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) & Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde)
(c) Richard Termine/The Met

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Jaho, Castronovo and Domingo Breathe New Life into a 25th Anniversary Royal Opera Traviata

31/01/2019

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 30.1.2019. (JPr)

Plácido Domingo (Georgio Germont) & Ermonela Jaho (Violetta Valéry)
(c) Catherine Ashmore

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Tchaikovsky Plays the Hand Herheim Gives Him in the Royal Opera’s The Queen of Spades

24/01/2019

Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Francesca Kemp and broadcast from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 22.1.2019. (JPr)

The Royal Opera’s The Queen of Spades (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Michael Mayer’s Disneyfied Traviata is Not the Most Auspicious Start for Nézet-Séguin

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The Met: Live in HD – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 15.12.2018. (JPr)

Alfredo (Juan Diego Flórez) & Violetta (Diana Damrau) in La traviata Act I
(c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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