The Met’s Musically Strong Tristan is Lost at Sea

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

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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ROH’s 1869 Boris Godunov Lacks Drama and Epic Grandeur

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 21.3.2016. (JPr)

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Harry Nicoll (Missail) and John Tomlinson (Varlaam)
(c) Catherine Ashmore

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Sumptuous Sound from James Levine in the Met’s Traditional Tannhäuser

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, 31.10.2015. (JPr)

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Otto Schenk and Günther Schneider-Siemssen’s Tannhäuser Act II
(c) Marty Sohl/ Metropolitan Opera

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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)

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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)

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

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