The Royal Ballet are back where they belong and dancing some Balanchine and Robbins they love

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Balanchine and Robbins: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Robert Clark (piano), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Peter Jones) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 11.6.2021. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov in Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux

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A socially distanced semi-staged Die Walküre with many musical highlights returns summer opera to Longborough

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists and Longborough Festival Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 8.6.2021. (JPr)

Sarah Marie Kramer (Sieglinde) & Peter Wedd (Siegmund) (c) Jorge Lizalde

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‘Rage, blow!’: Reimann’s Lear returns to Munich with Gerhaher in the title role

GermanyGermany Aribet Riemann, Lear: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian State Opera / Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor). 30.5.2021 performance at the National Theater, Munich, streamed (directed by Myriam Hoyer) on 1.6.2021. (JPr)

Reimann’s Lear Act II (c) W. Hösl

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The Royal Ballet rises magnificently to the challenge of 21st-Century Choreographers

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 21st-Century Choreographers: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Ross MacGibbon) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 28.5.2021. (JPr)

Optional Family with Marcelino Sambé, Stanisław Węgrzyn & Natalia Osipova
© Bill Cooper

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Death by Life – White Snake Projects’ masterful and powerful digital operatic exploration of systemic injustice and mass incarceration

United StatesUnited States Various, Death by Life: Naomi Wilson (soloist), Tiana Sorenson (soprano), Lucia Bradford (mezzo-soprano), Aaron Blake (tenor), Nicholas Davis (baritone), The Victory Players / Tian Hui Ng (Music Director). White Snake Projects, Cyberspace. (Viewed on 22 & 25.5.2021) (RP)

Prologue digital environment © Curvin Huber

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