Uncanny Concept, Outstanding Execution: RSNO’s live soundtrack for Amadeus Screening

22/05/2017

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Amadeus Live: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, RSNO Chorus / Ludwig Wicki (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 19.5.2017. (SRT) Read more

Chailly Leads Teatro alla Scala in a Fast-Paced and Highly Imaginative Production of La gazza ladra

22/04/2017

ItalyItaly Rossini, La gazza ladra (ed. Zedda): Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan / Riccardo Chailly. Live cinecast at Barbican Cinema 2, London, 18.4.2017. (CC) Read more

A Screening of Mica Levi’s Remarkable Under the Skin With Live Music

06/04/2017

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mica Levi – Under the Skin (screening of 2013 film with live performance of soundtrack): Sound Intermedia; London Sinfonietta / Jonathan Berman (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 4.4.2017. (CC) Read more

The Royal Ballet’s Memorable Sleeping Beauty at the Cinema

01/03/2017

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty: Soloists and artists of the Royal Ballet, Students of The Royal Ballet School and the Royal Opera House Orchestra / Koen Kessels (conductor). Live cinema relay (introduced by Darcey Bussell and Ore Oduba) broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 28.2.2017. (JPr)

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Marianela Nuñez as Princess Aurora (c) Johan Persson (2011)

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A Great Piece of Theatre – Amadeus Stage Revival Impresses

03/02/2017

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

18/10/2016

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)

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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

11/10/2016

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)

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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

28/09/2016

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)

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Norma Act I (c) Bill Cooper

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