NT Live Skylight: David Hare’s play is as relevant in 2023, as in 1995 or 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom NT Live – David Hare’s Skylight: Captured live (directed by Robin Lough) at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre on 17.7.2014 and available again in cinemas from 16.11.2023. (JPr)

Bill Nighy (Tom Sergeant) and Carey Mulligan (Kyra Hollis) in Skylight © John Haynes

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Netrebko and Guerrero impress in an eye-watering revival of Carsen’s Vienna Manon Lescaut

AustriaAustria Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Jader Bignamini (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Anna Gettel) from Vienna State Opera on 8.11.2023. (JPr)

Robert Carsen’s Manon Lescaut Act II © Wiener Staatsoper

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CALLAS – PARIS, 1958 in cinemas soon should not be missed by opera lovers of whatever vintage

FranceFrance CALLAS – PARIS, 1958: Maria Callas (soprano), featured soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris / Georges Sébastian (conductor). Filmed for ORTF by Roger Benamou on 19.12.1958 and released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on 11 & 12.11.2023. (JPr)

Maria Callas © Fonds de Dotation Maria Callas

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Serebrennikov’s new Paris Opera Lohengrin is utterly compelling theatre despite confusing moments

FranceFrance Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opéra national de Paris / Alexander Soddy (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Myriam Hoyer) from the Opéra Bastille, Paris, 24.10.2023 and available on medici.tv from 1.11.2023. (JPr)

Paris Opera’s Lohengrin Act I © Charles-Duprat/OnP

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Verdi’s 210th birthday is celebrated in Parma with the aim of saving ‘Villa Verdi’

ItalyItaly Gala Verdiano: Eleonora Buratto (soprano), Clémentine Margaine (mezzo-soprano), Gregory Kunde (tenor), Michele Pertusi (bass), Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma (Chorus master: Martino Faggiani), Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Broadcast live on OperaVision from Teatro Regio di Parma, 10.10.2023 and available until 10.4.2024. (JPr)

Gregory Kunde and Eleonora Buratto © Roberto Ricci

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The sun shines on Nadine Sierra, Liparit Avetisyan and Ambrogio Maestri in the L’elisir d’amore revival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sesto Quatrini (conductor). Recorded live (directed by Rhodri Huw) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 5.10.2023 and viewed at the Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 9.10.2023. (JPr)

Nadine Sierra (Adina) and Liparit Avetisyan (Nemorino) © Clive Barda

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After four decades Il trittico returns to Vienna State Opera in a new staging by Tatjana Gürbaca

AustriaAustria Puccini, Il trittico: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from the Vienna State Opera, 7.10.2023. (JPr)

Il tabarro © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Feast of fine singing from Kaufmann, Yoncheva and Tézier at the 100th Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2023

ItalyItaly Jonas Kaufmann at the 100th Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2023 [4]: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano), Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Arena di Verona Orchestra / Jochen Rieder (conductor). Recorded at Arena di Verona (directed by Henning Karsten) on 20.8.2023 and released by CinemaLive to be shown in cinemas on 12 October (for information click here). (JPr)

(l-r) Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Sonya Yoncheva (soprano) and Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) singing Ennio Morricone’s ‘Nella fantasia’

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