Wayne McGregor’s The Dante Project proves to be Edward Watson’s thought-provoking, poignant farewell

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s The Dante Project: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, London Symphony Chorus (choral director: Simon Halsey), Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Recorded (directed by Ross MacGibbon) when performed at the Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on 26.10.2021 and streamed from 20.12.2021. (JPr)

The Dante Project – Inferno: Pilgrim (c) Andrej Uspensk

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VOCES8’s Messiah LIVE from London offered a beacon of hope in frustratingly uncertain times

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE from London Christmas 2021 – Handel’s Messiah, HWV 56: Mary Bevan (soprano), Bethany Horak-Hallett (mezzo-soprano); Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Dingle Yandell (bass), The VOCES8 Foundation Choir, VOCES8, VOCES8 Baroque Orchestra / Barnaby Smith (conductor). Recorded at St Jude-on-the-Hill, London, streamed on 18.12.2021. (CC)

Barnaby Smith conducts VOCES8’s combined forces in the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus

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Maria Kotchetkova sparkles in ENB’s Nutcracker as it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas again

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Nutcracker: Dancers of English National Ballet, Students from Tring Park School, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Timothy Henty (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 21.12.2021. (JPr)

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker © Laurent Liotardo

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