The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake revival is notable for Lauren Cuthbertson’s total emotional engagement

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Students of the Royal Ballet School, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Gavriel Heine (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and relayed to Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 19.5.2022. (JPr)

Lauren Cuthbertson (Odette) and William Bracewell (Siegfried) (c) Bill Cooper

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For Stefan Herheim’s Berlin Siegfried ‘The play’s the thing’ as Clay Hilley impresses in the title role

GermanyGermany Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, actors, Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Filmed (directed by Götz Filenius) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 and now available on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Iain Paterson (Wanderer) and Jordan Shanahan (Alberich) © Bernd Uhlig

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Stefan Herheim’s tide of humanity reimagines Das Rheingold and Die Walküre in Berlin

GermanyGermany Wagner, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre: Soloists, actors, Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Filmed (directed by Götz Filenius) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 and now available on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Das Rheingold © Bernd Uhlig

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Der Rosenkavalier at the Bayerisches Staatsoper: the end of an era or the beginning of a new one?

GermanyGermany R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra des Bayerisches Staatsoper / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Nationaltheater Munich, 11.5.2022 (ALL)

Marlis Petersen (Marschallin), Christof Fischesser (Ochs) and Samantha Hankey (‘Mariandel’) © Wilfried Hösl

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