Streaming now The Royal Ballet’s Giselle must not be missed for its exceptional performances

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Giselle: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Boris Gruzin (conductor). Performance of 20.11.2021 and streamed (directed by Peter Jones) from 3.12.2021. (JPr)

End of Act I of The Royal Ballet’s Giselle

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You’ll be Starstruck by Scottish Ballet’s evocation of ‘Gene Kelly’s love letter to ballet’

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Scottish Ballet’s Starstruck: Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Jean-Claude Picard (conductor). Available on Marquee TV until 5.12.2021. (JPr)

Christopher Harrison and Sophie Martin in Starstruck (c) Gavin Smart

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Cinecittà inspires a colourful and enjoyable new Mariinsky staging of Benvenuto Cellini in St Petersburg

Russian FederationRussian Federation Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini: Soloists, Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Mariinsky II, 10.11.2021. (GT)

Mariinsky Theatre’s Benvenuto Cellini (c) Mikhail Vilchuk

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Ekaterina Semenchuk is the shining star in David McVicar’s revised St Petersburg Macbeth

Russian FederationRussian Federation Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 29.10.2021. (GT)

Ekaterina Semenchuk (Lady Macbeth) in Mariinsky Theatre’s Macbeth

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Vienna State Ballet’s Im Siebten Himmel shows how rich choreographic language can be

AustriaAustria Im Siebten Himmel (In Seventh Heaven): Dancers of the Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Patrick Lange (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Balázs Delbó) from the Vienna State Opera, 14.11.2021. (JPr)

Martin Schläpfer’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube

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BRB’s dancers are energised by Curated by Carlos but more substantial achievements lie ahead

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Curated by Carlos: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis and Paul Murphy (conductors). Streamed (directed by Ross MacGibbon) on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage from 11.11 to 18.11.2021. (JPr)

Curated by Carlos – Imminent

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Okpebholo’s Unknown is a powerful tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

United StatesUnited States Shawn Okpebholo, Unknown: Taylor Raven (mezzo-soprano), Michael Mayes (baritone), Schyler Vargas (baritone), Members of Inscape Chamber Orchestra / Robert Wood (conductor). Urban Arias, Arlington, VA. (Viewed on 11.11.2021 and available to stream free though 11.12.2021 at urbanarias.org.) (RP)

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