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

18/12/2018

United StatesUnited States 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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Simon Callow’s Uplifting, Yet Thought-Provoking, New Film Version of A Christmas Carol

13/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow: Adaptation by Tom Cairns and Simon Callow; Production designed by Marie Lanna; Cinematography by David Raedeker. Screened at Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 11.12.2018. (JPr)

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

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O’Sullivan, Sambé, Nuñez and Muntagirov Transcend the Routine in The Royal Ballet’s Familiar The Nutcracker

11/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker (choreography by Peter Wright): Soloists, corps de ballet, London Oratory Junior Choir, Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Recorded at the Royal Opera House on 3 December and screened at Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 10.12.2018. (JPr)

Clara (Anna Rose O’Sullivan) and Hans-Peter (Marcelino Sambé)
in The Nutcracker Act I (c) Alistair Muir

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Darcey Bussell Recollects Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia

09/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Opera House’s Cinema Festival – The Royal Ballet’s Sylvia (choreography by Sir Frederic Ashton): Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Graham Bond (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon. Introduced by Dame Darcey Bussell and screened in the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 7.12.2018. (JPr)

Darcey Bussell as Sylvia (c) ROH

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High Quality Playing and Perfect Rapport from Trio Martinů

22/11/2018

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wimbledon International Music Festival 2018 – Suk, Martinů and Dvořák: Malcolm Messiter (oboe), Trio Martinů, St John’s Church, Spencer Hill, London, 20.11.2018. (AS) Read more

Rediscovery and Reconstruction of Breslauer’s 1924 Silent Film, Die Stadt ohne Juden

19/11/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Neuwirth/Breslauer, Die Stadt ohne Juden: PHACE / Nacho de Paz (conductor). Milton Court Concert Hall, London, 15.11.2018. (MB)

Die Stadt ohne Juden: PHACE & Nacho de Paz (conductor) (c) Mark Allan

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Primeiro Bailarino Shows Thiago Soares Striving to be Better Than Himself

10/11/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Primeiro Bailarino (Principal Dancer): Regent Street Cinema, London, 7.11.2018. (JO’D)

Thiago Soares in Primeiro Bailarino

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John Lundgren’s Conflicted Wotan is the Highlight of Keith Warner’s Die Walküre

29/10/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano. Directed for the screen by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 28.10.2018. (JPr)

Sarah Connolly (Fricka) & John Lundgren (Wotan) (c) Bill Cooper

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