A visually sumptuous and imaginative Akhnaten production from the Met


United StatesUnited States Philip Glass, Akhnaten:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Karen Kamensek (Conductor), Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York 23.11.2019. (RB)

J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Dísella Lárusdóttir
in Akhnaten (c) Karen Almond/Met Opera

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The Met’s troubled Madama Butterfly does justice to Anthony Minghella’s vision and memory


United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 9.11.2019. (JPr)

Hui He (Butterfly) and Paulo Szot (Sharpless) © Richard Termine/Met Opera

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Olga Peretyatko steals Don Pasquale’s money and the show in Michieletto’s new Covent Garden production


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Evelino Pidò (conductor). Directed for the screen by Pati Marr and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 24.10.2019. (JPr)

Olga Peretyatko (Norina) and Bryn Terfel (Don Pasquale) (c) Clive Barda

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Bridge Theatre’s gender-fluid forest frolics are all in A Midsummer Night’s Dream


United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre Live – Bridge Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: recorded live at the Bridge Theatre and shown at Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 17.10.2019. (JPr)

Bridge Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (c) Manuel Harlan

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Standout performances from Yusif Eyvazov and Eleonora Buratto in memorable Nézet-Séguin-led Met Turandot


United StatesUnited States Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast live to the Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 12.10.2019. (JPr)

The Met’s Turandot (c) Marty Sohl

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The Bathos and Musicality of Laurel and Hardy


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REVIEWED! Ron Howard’s Pavarotti in Cinemas 13 July (Preview) and Nationwide (15 July)




The Royal Ballet’s Contemporary Triple Bill Never Fully Takes Flight


United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern: Dancers, Singers, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathan Lo and Andrew Griffiths (conductors). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 16.5.2019. (JPr)

Matthew Ball (Perseus) and Natalia Osipova (Medusa) (c) Tristram Kenton

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