Pappano and gifted soloists reanimate the spirit of the Royal Opera House and remember those we have lost

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Live from Covent Garden: Louise Alder (soprano), Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Toby Spence (tenor), Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales (dancers), Vasko Vassilev (violin), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Anita Rani (presenter). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13.6.2020. (JPr)

Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales (c) Lara Cappelli

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At the lockdown barre: The Royal Ballet in an #OurHousetoYourHouse 2005 La Fille mal gardée

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ferdinand Hérold (arr. John Lanchbery), La Fille mal gardéeDancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Anthony Twiner (conductor). 2.2.2005 performance reviewed as an Our House to Your House stream on 12.6.2020. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez (Lise) and Carlos Acosta (Colas)

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A breath of fresh air: Opera Holland Park announces 2021 season

Opera Holland Park 2021 Opera Holland Park’s 2021 season with resident orchestra City of London Sinfonia will open on 1 June with new productions of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, and a revival of the company’s celebrated 2018 staging of Verdi’s La traviata. Casts and performance dates will be announced in … Read more

2020 BBC Proms – 17 July to 12 September

NOT THE PROMS AS WE KNOW THEM, THE PROMS AS WE NEED THEM

Unveiling the 2020 BBC Proms

17 July – 12 September 2020

  • This year marks 125 years since the first Proms season
  • The season will take on a unique format to reflect the times, with a compelling multi-platform offer
  • A unique First Night commission by Iain Farrington for a BBC Grand Virtual Orchestra to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth
  • Plans for live performances later in the season culminating in the Last Night of the Proms to bring the nation together
  • The 2020 season will open on Friday 17 July on BBC Radio 3 and Sunday 19 July on BBC Four
  • 8 weeks of broadcasts on television, radio and online

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Gillian Anderson’s Blanche disappoints as the object of masculine desire in the Young Vic’s replayed 2014 Streetcar

United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre at Home – Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire: filmed live on stage at the Young Vic on 16.9.2014 and reviewed on 25.5.2020 (JPr)

Gillian Anderson (Blanche) & Ben Foster (Stanley) (c) Johan Persson

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Looking back at Rattle and the LSO’s new Turnage and Mahler Six in 2017 proves consoling rather than tragic

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Turnage, Mahler: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall performance from 19.1.2017 and reviewed on 18.5.2020 as an Always Playing full-length concert from the LSO’s archive. (JPr)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO (c) Tristram Kenton

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