ASMF’s A London Dream is a must-see evocative mix of Mendelssohn, Shakespeare, dance and sight-seeing

A London Dream: a film from the Academy of St Martin in the Fields premiered on Sky Arts, 21.6.2022. (JPr) Standing on the Southbank of the River Thames Zakia Sewell introduced A London Dream – a film featuring the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, as well as the city that is its home … Read more

Despite fine musical performances, Brett Dean’s Hamlet from the Met fails to appeal  

United StatesUnited States Brett Dean, Hamlet: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Nicholas Carter (conductor), Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to the Dundonald Omniplex, Belfast, 4.6.2022. (RB)

(Back l-r) Dame Sarah Connolly (Gertrude); Rod Gilfry (Claudius), William Burden (Polonius) and Brenda Rae (Ophelia) © Karen Almond / Met Opera

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Mission Commission: demystifying the art of creating music at the source

United StatesUnited States Bettison, Iyer, Soper, Mission Commission Season Two: Kate Soper (vocalist/narrator), Vijay Iyer (piano), Parker Quartet, Melissa Smey (host), Golda Arthur (producer). Podcasts from Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York, 19.4-24.5,2022. (RP)

Vijay Iyer, Kate Soper & Oscar Bettison © Miller Theater

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At the end of Stefan Herheim’s new Berlin Ring, Götterdämmerung wipes the slate clean

GermanyGermany Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, actors, Chorus and 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)

Okka von der Damerau (Waltraute) and Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde) © Bernd Uhlig

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Simon Stone’s Rust Belt Lucia di Lammermoor at the Met shows Nadine Sierra is one for the ages!

United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Riccardo Frizza (conductor). Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 21.5.2021. (JPr)

Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Nadine Sierra (Lucia) on screen (c) Jonathan Tichler

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