Nicoletta Manni and Reece Clarke excel in MacMillan’s L’histoire de Manon at Milan’s La Scala

ItalyItaly Kenneth MacMillan’s L’histoire de Manon: Dancers and Orchestra of La Scala Theatre Ballet / Paul Connelly (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Stefania Grimaldi) from La Scala, Milan, 8.7.2024. (JPr)

Nicoletta Manni (Manon) and Reece Clarke (Des Grieux)

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Livermore’s new Turandot is in an opium haze at Milan’s La Scala as Netrebko and Eyvazov are victorious

ItalyItaly Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Michele Gamba (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Anna Gettel) from La Scala, Milan, 4.7.2024. (JPr)

Davide Livermore’s production of Turandot Act I © Teatro alla Scala / Brescia e Amisano

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Vienna State Opera’s Nureyev Gala rekindles memories of the legendary dancer and choreographer

AustriaAustria Vienna State Opera’s Nureyev Gala: Dancers of Vienna State Ballet and guests, Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Wolfgang Heinz (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Balázs Delbó) from the Vienna State Opera, 29.6.2024. (JPr)

Harald Lander’s Études (Alexey Popov, Kiyoka Hashimoto and Davide Dato) © Ashley Taylor/Vienna State Ballet

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Enkhbat and Radvanovsky transcend criticism in Pappano’s Covent Garden ‘farewell’ Andrea Chénier

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House London / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Performance of 5.6.2024 broadcast as live (directed by Peter Jones) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to the Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 11.6.2024. (JPr)

Carlo Gérard (Amartuvshin Enkhbat) and Andrea Chénier (Jonas Kaufmann) © Marc Brenner

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Well, what did it mean to you? Homoki’s conclusion to his Zurich Ring leaves unanswered questions

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Extras at the Zurich Opera House, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zürich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Michael Beyer) from Zurich Opera House, 26.5.2024. (JPr)

The Norns: (l-r) Freya Apffelstaedt, Lena Sutor-Wernich and Giselle Allen © Monika Ritterhaus

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A superlative performance as the Wanderer from Tomasz Konieczny in a disappointing Zurich Siegfried

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, Philharmonia Zürich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Michael Beyer) from Zurich Opera House, 24.5.2024. (JPr)

Tomasz Konieczny (Wotan) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Siegfried) © Monika Rittershaus

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Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale is a ballet for all seasons and was exceptionally danced

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Ross MacGibbon) to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 22.5.2024. (JPr)

Mayara Magri (Paulina) © Alice Pennefather

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