Royal Opera Captures Ocean-Swept Primal Core of Wagner’s Dutchman

01/03/2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Andres Nelsons. Live simulcast at Vue Cinema, Stratford Westfield, 24.02.2015 (CC)

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Intriguing Juxtaposition of Tchaikovsky and Bartók Operas at The Met

16/02/2015

United StatesUnited States Tchaikovsky, Iolanta; Bartók, Bluebeard’s Castle: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 14.2.2015. (JPr)

Piotr Beczala (Vaudémont) & Anna Netrebko (Iolanta) (c) Marty Sohl/The Met

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Strong Imagination and Emotion in Sher’s Contes d’Hoffmann

03/02/2015

United StatesUnited States Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yves Abel (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 31.1.2015. (JPr)

Les Contes d'Hoffmann Photo: Metropolitan OPera

Les Contes d’Hoffmann (c) Metropolitan Opera

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Giordano Melodrama is No Match for Puccini

01/02/2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House London / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 29.1.2015. (JPr)

Andrea Chenier (c) Bill Cooper

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No Weak Links in Met’s Lavish Merry Widow

19/01/2015

United StatesUnited States Lehár, The Merry Widow: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Sir Andrew Davis (cnductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 17.1.2015. (JPr)

Photo Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) Kelli O'Hara (Valencienne) and company of The Merry Widow c The Metropolitan Opera

Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) Kelli O’Hara (Valencienne) & company of The Merry Widow
(c) The Metropolitan Opera

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A Barbiere of Middling Qualità

26/12/2014

United StatesUnited States Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Michele Mariotti (conductor), “The Met, Live in HD” screening, Godrej Dance Academy Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. 22.12.2014 (JSM). Read more

High Entertainment from the Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

19/12/2014

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 25 February 2011 ALICE by Wheeldon

Zenaida Yanowsky as The Queen of Hearts (c) Johan Persson/ROH

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (part of the Royal Opera House’s 2014/15 Live Cinema Season): Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra conducted by David Briskin. Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to Basildon Empire, Basildon, Essex. 16.12.2014. (JPr) Read more

A Moving Meistersinger from the Met

15/12/2014

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 13.12.2014. (JPr)

Michael Volle (Sachs) and Annette Dasch (Eva) c Ken Howard and the Metropolitan Opera (1)-500

Michael Volle (Sachs) and Annette Dasch (Eva) c Ken Howard and the Metropolitan Opera


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