A Great Piece of Theatre – Amadeus Stage Revival Impresses


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus: National Theatre Live cinema screening, seen in Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 2.2.2017. (SRT)

Adam Gillen as Mozart, photo by Marc Brenner

Adam Gillen as Mozart (c) Marc Brenner

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Covent Garden’s New Così fan tutte Fails to Offer Fresh Insights


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Directed for the cinema by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 17.10.2016. (JPr)


Corinne Winters, Sabina Puértolas, Angela Brower in Così fan tutte
© Stephen Cummiskey

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The Met’s Musically Strong Tristan is Lost at Sea


United StatesUnited States Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Broadcast live to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 8.10.2016. (JPr)


The Met’s Tristan und Isolde Act I (c) Ken Howard

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Verve, Passion and Intense Drama at the Cinema from Royal Opera’s Norma


United KingdomUnited Kingdom The ROH Live Cinema Season 2016/17 – Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 26.9.2016. (JPr)


Norma Act I (c) Bill Cooper

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ROH’s 1869 Boris Godunov Lacks Drama and Epic Grandeur


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 21.3.2016. (JPr)


Harry Nicoll (Missail) and John Tomlinson (Varlaam)
(c) Catherine Ashmore

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Perfect Pianists from BBC Television Archives


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Perfect Pianists (BBC Television Archives) with presenter, David Owen Norris: was first transmitted on 4 March 2016 on BBC4 and then made available for 23 days for downloading on BBC iPlayer. (JB) Read more

The Triumph of Verdi’s Misunderstood Opera at La Scala’s Opening


ItalyItaly Verdi, Giovanna d’Arco:  Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala, Milan.  Conductor, Riccardo Chailly.  Seen and heard in Direct Transmission  through RAI at cinema Barberini Rome 7.12. 2015. (JB) Read more

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)


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

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