In cinemas soon Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity is a fascinating celebration of Rome 1990

GermanyGermany Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity – 30th Anniversary Event:  a film (90 mins) from C Major Entertainment and Signed Media Produktion and screened by Cinema Live in the UK and selected places in Europe from 6 October with Australia and New Zealand to follow on 22 October. (JP)

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Geneva’s La Cenerentola proves the perfect antidote to the current health crisis

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Rossini, La Cenerentola: Soloists, Choir of the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Chorus master : Alan Woodbridge), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Antonino Fogiani (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 14.9.2020. (ALL)

Grand Théâtre de Genève’s La Cenerentola (c) Carole Parodi

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In Munich, Marina Abramović showed how when the music stopped for Maria Callas the legend endured

GermanyGermany Marko Nikodijević, 7 Deaths of Maria Callas: Extra Choir of the Bavarian State Opera, Bavarian State Orchestra / Yoel Gamzou (conductor). Performed at National Theatre, Munich, 5.9.2020 and reviewed on ARTE Concert. (JPr)

Marina Abramović in 7 Deaths of Maria Callas (c) Wilfried Hösl

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Patrice Chéreau’s Ring comes full circle and it is Pierre Boulez who is beyond criticism

GermanyGermany Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Pierre Boulez (conductor). Filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1980 and reviewed on DG Stage on 30.8.2020. (JPr)

Patrice Chéreau’s  Götterdämmerung final scene

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Centenary Bayreuth Ring revisited: a prosaic staging is well-acted, though the singing is variable

GermanyGermany Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Pierre Boulez (conductor). Filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1980 and reviewed on DG Stage on 28.8.2020. (JPr)

Manfred Jung (Siegfried) and Heinz Zednik (Mime)

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