Superb acting and singing as Phil Willmott and John Robinson mine a musical out of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lady Chatterley’s Lover: a musical adaptation of the novel by D.H. Lawrence from Phil Willmott (book), John Robinson (music and lyrics), Mark Anderson (additional lyrics) and Bjorn Dobbelaere (orchestrations). Filmed at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre in June 2021 and available from 15 October to 21 November 2021 on Stream.Theatre. (JPr)

Georgia Lennon (Constance) and Michael Pickering (Mellors) (c) Mark Senior

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With remarkable performances from Mattila and Grigorian, musically there is no weak link in Royal Opera’s new Jenůfa

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Rhodri Huw) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 9.10.2021 and available now on OperaVision. (JPr)

Saimir Pirgu (Števa) and Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Michael Spyres’s Florestan is the breakout performance in Cyril Teste’s new Fidelio for Paris’s Opéra Comique

FranceFrance Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Ensemble Pygmalion / Raphaël Pichon (conductor). Performed by Opéra Comique on 1.10.2020 at the Salle Favart, Paris, and livestreamed (directed by François Roussillon) on ARTE Concert (available until 30.9.2022). (JPr)

Linard Vrielink (Jaquino), Mari Eriksmoen (Marzelline) and Siobhan Stagg (Leonore/Fidelio) (c) Stefan Brion

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Paris Opera’s ‘Dudamel era’ begins and time will tell how his relationship with the ‘City of Love’ will develop

FranceFrance Gustavo Dudamel’s Concert Inaugural: Soloists, Chorus (chorusmaster: Ching-Lien Wu) and Maîtrise des Hauts de Seine (Children’s Choir of the Opéra national de Paris, director: Gaël Darchen), Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Gustavo Dudamel (conductor). Filmed (directed by François-René Martin) at the Palais Garnier, Paris, 22.9.2021. (JPr)

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Clémentine Margaine (mezzo-soprano) and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris

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Valery Gergiev opens the second night of the Mariinsky Theatre season with an impressive Tannhäuser

Russian FederationRussian Federation Wagner, Tannhäuser: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 9.9.2021. (GT)

Mikhail Vekua (Tannhäuser) in the opening scene (c) Natasha Razina

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Magnificent Ekaterina Semenchuk opens new Mariinsky Opera season in an astounding The Maid of Orleans

Russian FederationRussian Federation Tchaikovsky, The Maid of Orleans: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, 8.9.2021. (GT)

Ekaterina Semenchuk (Joan) and Sergey Skorokhodov (King Charles VII)
(c) Mikhail Vilchuk

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