In driving rain ENO’s drive-in Ally Pally La bohème turns out to be as deeply moving as ever

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Opera’s ‘Drive & Live’ La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Alexandra Palace, London, 23.9.2020. (JPr)

ENO ‘Drive & Live’: La bohème – Natalya Romaniw (Mimì) © Lloyd Winters

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Though all competing were winners, the exceptionally musical Ivana Bueno is ENB’s 2020 Emerging Dancer

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet Emerging Dancer 2020: Finalists, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Graham Sutherland (conductor). Presented by Ore Oduba and live-streamed from City Island, East London, 22.9.2020. (JO’D)

Ivana Bueno, Carolyne Galvao, Miguel Angel Maidana, Victor Prigent,
Emily Suzuki & William Yamada © Karolina Kuras

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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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Royal Opera: Live in Concert was a Covid-secure evening of world-class singing and music-making

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Royal Opera: Live in Concert #OurHouseToYourHouse: Kristīne Opolais, Lisette Oropesa (sopranos), Aigul Akhmetshina (mezzo-soprano), Charles Castronovo, Filipe Manu (tenors), Vito Priante (baritone), Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Jeremy White (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Streamed live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 4.9.2020. (JPr)

Kristīne Opolais and Gerald Finley in rehearsal for their Tosca duet

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