François Girard’s static, drab, and unevenly cast Met Der fliegende Holländer

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Performance recorded on 10.3.2020 (directed by Gary Halvorson) and reviewed as Met Opera on Demand. (JPr)

Anja Kampe (Senta) in Act II Der fliegende Holländer
(c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage and dancing back into our hearts

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathan Lo (conductor). Live-streamed from the Royal Opera House, London, 9.10.2020. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio)
in Don Quixote Act III pas de deux (c) Tristram Kenton

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Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage In Focus and Autumn 2020 performances with live audience


Sadler’s Wells announces a special socially distanced season for Autumn 2020 

Sadler’s Wells is excited to announce a special new season of live dance and digital content for Autumn 2020, including further performances for socially distanced audiences at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and new details for online programme, Digital Stage In Focus:

  • Live dance continues at Sadler’s Wells this autumn with more performances for socially distanced audiences announced, including Christmas dates, and performances from a stellar line-up of Sadler’s Wells associate companies and artists, including English National Ballet, Alexander Whitley Dance Company, Breakin’ Convention and Ballo Arthur Pita
  • English National Ballet returns to Sadler’s Wells for its first performances since lockdown with a specially commissioned programme of world premieres featuring choreography by Arielle Smith, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Yuri Possokhov and Stina Quagebeur
  • Alexander Whitley Dance Company’s new work Overflow receives its London premiere in November, following earlier cancellations due to the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Breakin’ Convention returns to Sadler’s Wells with Social DisDancingfeaturing new performances from Boy Blue, AIM and Jamaal O’Driscoll
  • Ballo Arthur Pita’s magical The Little Match Girl returns for the festive season, staged in Sadler’s Wells Theatre for the first-time following Christmas performances in the Lilian Baylis Studio
  • Tickets for all performances announced today are available via priority booking from Monday 12 October and on public sale from Thursday 15 October
  • Digital Stage In Focus continues online featuring Sadler’s Wells collaborations with world-leading dance companies ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and Candoco Dance Companywith full details of bespoke content for digital audiences and participants announced today
  • More digital offerings announced include a new documentary charting the National Youth Dance Company’s special Sadler’s Wells residency and Sadler’s Wells first Virtual Gala

For more information and tickets click here.

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We know where Bryn Terfel’s heart lies as he sings Live from the Barbican

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Live from the Barbican – Sir Bryn Terfel with Britten Sinfonia: Live-streamed (directed by Matthew Woodward) from Barbican Hall, London, 4.10.2020. (JPr)

Sir Bryn Terfel, Britten Sinfonia, Myfanwy Price (oboe), and
Iain Farrington (piano) (c) Mark Allan

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Love was in the air at Schönbrunn Palace for Vienna Philharmonic’s 2020 Summer Night Concert

AustriaAustria LOVE – 2020 Sommernachtskonzert: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor). 18.9.2020 performance from Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace; directed for TV by Henning Kasten and reviewed when shown on BBC Four. (JPr)

2020 Summer Night Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

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In cinemas soon Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity is a fascinating celebration of Rome 1990

GermanyGermany Three Tenors: Voices for Eternity – 30th Anniversary Event:  a film (90 mins) from C Major Entertainment and Signed Media Produktion and screened by Cinema Live in the UK and selected places in Europe from 6 October with Australia and New Zealand to follow on 22 October. (JP)

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