Garsington Opera show how the themes in Fidelio resonate in 2020 now our freedoms are severely restricted

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Garsington Opera’s Fidelio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, Members of the Phiharmonia / Douglas Boyd (conductor). September 2020 performance filmed (directed by Sonia Lovett) in the Garsington Opera Pavilion, Wormsley, and reviewed when streamed on OperaVision, 23.10.2020. (JPr)

Garsington Opera’s Fidelio on OperaVision

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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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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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Lise Davidsen’s compellingly expressive singing doesn’t entirely rescue Tobias Kratzer’s Fidelio

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Performance of 9.3.2020 (directed for the screen by Rhodri Huw), televised on BBC Four, and reviewed on 26.7.2020. (JPr)

Amanda Forsythe (Marzelline), Georg Zeppenfeld (Rocco) & Lise Davidsen (Leonore)
(c) Bill Cooper

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