Static Staging but Plenty of Musical Tension in the Met’s New Otello


United StatesUnited States Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, 17.10.2015. (JPr)

Otello Met 2015 c Ken Howard

Bartlett Sher’s Otello Act III (c) Ken Howard

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Royal Opera House Launch Live Cinema Season with Macmillan’s Romeo and Juliet


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor), Live screening from The Royal Opera House, London, 22.9.2015 (J.O’D)


Steven McRae and Itziar Mendizabal in Romeo and Juliet
(c) Dave Morgan

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Sensationalist Carmen on Minimalist Set from ENO


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Sir Richard Armstrong (conductor). Live relay to cinemas from the London Coliseum, directed by Andy Morahan, seen at Empire Cinemas, Basildon, Essex, 1.7.2015. (JPr)

‘Carmen Act II pic credit ENO & Alistair Muir.

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ENO’s Pirates of Penzance Reflects a More Innocent Age  


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / David Parry (conductor), London Coliseum. Live relay to Odeon, Chelmsford, Essex, 19.5.2015. (JPr)

 Andrew Shore as Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance c ENO/Tristram Kenton

Andrew Shore as Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance c ENO/Tristram Kenton

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Ex-Bolshoi Dancer Osipova Triumphs in Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ferdinand Hérold (arr. John Lanchbery), La Fille mal gardée: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Relayed from Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to Empire Cinema, Basildon, 5.5.2015. (JPr)

Natalia Ospiova’s debut in the Royal Ballet’s La Fille mal gardee Natalia Ospiova PLS CREDIT: TRISTRAM KENTON ... A scene from La Fille Mal Gardee by The Royal Ballet @ Royal Opera House. (Opening 16-04-15) ©Tristram Kenton 04/15 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email:

Steven McRae (Colas) and Natalia Osipova (Lise) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Highly Cinematic Mascagni/Leoncavallo Double Bill from The Met


United StatesUnited States Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Relayed to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 25.4.2015. (JPr)

Cavalleria photo credit c Metropolitan Opera and Cory Weaver

Cavalleria rusticana (c) Metropolitan Opera/Cory Weaver

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Fussy, Over-Embellished Designs Spoil Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Boris Gruzin (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and relayed to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 17.3.2015. (JPr)

Natalia Osipova (Odette) & Matthew Golding (Prince Siegfried) in Swan Lake
(c) Alice Pennefather

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Terrific Performances in a Static, Uninspiring La Donna Del Lago


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rossini, La Donna Del Lago:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera New York / Michele Mariotti (conductor). Relayed to the Duke of York Cinema, Brighton,  14.3.15. (RB) Read more

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