Refined Playing Keeps Werther’s Emotions in Check Until Climax


United StatesUnited States  Massenet, Werther (new production by Sir Richard Eyre and directed for live cinema by Gary Halvorson): soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by Alain Altinoglu. Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 15.3.2014. (JPr)

Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch in the Metropolitan Opera production of Massenet’s “Werther.” Photo: Ken Howard

Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch in the Met’s production of Werther
(c) Ken Howard

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ENOS’s Peter Grimes Makes the Big Screen


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten,Peter Grimes: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Operas / Edward Gardner (conductor), screened at Duke of York Cinema, Brighton, 23.2.14 (RB) Read more

Holten’s Don Giovanni Lacks Magic and Comedy


Mozart, Don Giovanni (in a new production by Kaspar Holten): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex. 12.2.2014. (JPr)

DON GIOVANNI, ROH Photo (c) Bill Cooper

DON GIOVANNI, ROH Photo (c) Bill Cooper

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Met’s Rusalka Works its Magic with Fine Performances and Design


United StatesUnited States Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera  / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), shown at Duke of York Cinema, Brighton as part of the Met Live series, 8.2.14 (RB) Read more

Convincing Performance from Osipova as Giselle


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Adolphe Adam, Giselle: Royal Ballet’s Soloists, Corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Boris Gruzin (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex. 27.1.2014. (JPr)

GISELLE, The Royal Ballet; Giselle Photo (c) Bill Cooper

The Royal Ballet’s Giselle (c) Bill Cooper

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Technical Hitches Mar Parsifal Transmission.


Peter Wright’s Venerable Nutcracker as Lively as Ever


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker: Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Tom Seligman (conductor), viewed at Vue Piccadilly Cinema, London, 12.12.2013. (MB) Read more

Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach…… Probably Better in a Theatre


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach: Soloists, Chorus of Opera North, Chorus of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Britten–Pears Orchestra / Stuart Bedford (conductor). Cinema screening of new DVD at The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, London, 4.12.2013. (JPr)


Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach

Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh beach

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