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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Audiences return to Covent Garden for Richard Jones’s new production of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, La clemenza di Tito: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Peter Jones) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 21.5.2021. (JPr)

Edgaras Montvidas (Tito) and Emily D’Angelo (Sesto) © Clive Barda

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Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale marches home to Manchester thanks to Martins Imhangbe and the Hallé’s musicians

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale: Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Filmed in various locations in Manchester (by Maestro Broadcasting) and first streamed on 29.4.2021. (JPr)

Martins Imhangbe (Soldier) (c) Hallé

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Weill away your time with the Royal Opera’s thought-provoking The Seven Deadly Sins and Mahagonny Songspiel

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins and Mahagonny Songspiel: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Michael Papadopoulos (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Peter Jones) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 9.4.2021. (JPr)

Stephanie Wake-Edwards (Anna I) and Jonadette Carpio (Anna II)
in The Seven Deadly Sins (c) Ellie Kurttz

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Enjoyable adulterous antics from Grange Park Opera and their L’heure espagnole in a London antique clocks shop

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ravel, L’heure espagnole: Soloists, Chris Hopkins (music director/piano), Ognune Lively (brass), Tom Marshall (percussion). Filmed 23 – 27.2.2021 in venues in Kensington Church Street, London, and streamed by Grange Park Opera, West Horsley, 20.3.2021. (JPr)

Catherine Backhouse (Concepción)

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Irish National Opera present twenty new compact operas inventively addressing themes of today

IrelandIreland 20 Shots of Opera: Cast of Irish National Opera, RTÉ Concert Orchestra / Fergus Sheil and Elaine Kelly (conductors), filmed in Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and broadcast on Irish National Opera Website 17.12.2020. (RB)

Fergus Sheil

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