Nicola Benedetti and Vasily Petrenko’s socially distanced Royal Philharmonic Orchestra excel in Tchaikovsky and Beethoven

United KingdomUnited Kingdom RPO at Home – Tchaikovsky, Beethoven: Nicola Benedetti CBE (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor). Performed 3.3.2021 at the Royal Albert Hall, London, it is available (directed and edited by Ali Khan) to stream from 15.3.2021. (JPr)

Vasily Petrenko conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Weill away your time with the Royal Opera’s thought-provoking The Seven Deadly Sins and Mahagonny Songspiel

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins and Mahagonny Songspiel: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Michael Papadopoulos (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Peter Jones) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 9.4.2021. (JPr)

Stephanie Wake-Edwards (Anna I) and Jonadette Carpio (Anna II)
in The Seven Deadly Sins (c) Ellie Kurttz

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Köpplinger’s child-friendly Die Zauberflöte returns opera to Dresden’s Semperoper

GermanyGermany Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christoph Gedschold (conductor). Filmed (directed by Tilo Krause) at the Semperoper Dresden on 31.3.2021 and streamed on 5.4.2021. (JPr)

Klaus Florian Vogt (Tamino) and Nikola Hillebrand (Queen of the Night)

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Socially distanced televised Messiah from English National Opera suggests spring and hope are in the air

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Nadine Benjamin (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor), John Findon (tenor), Anthony Gregory (tenor), William Thomas (bass), Nardus Williams (soprano) and Benson Wilson (baritone), Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Laurence Cummings (harpsichord/conductor). Broadcast on BBC Two, 3.4.2021. (JPr)

Laurence Cummings conducts the ENO Orchestra © Tristram Kenton

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Bacewicz to the future as Hallé debutant Delyana Lazarova also conducts Copland and Shostakovich

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bacewicz, Copland, Shostakovich: Hallé / Delyana Lazarova (conductor). Broadcast (directed by Jonathan Haswell) from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and streamed on 1.4.2021. (JPr)

Delyana Lazarova conducts the Hallé

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Aljaž and Janette’s Remembering the Oscars is a happy hour to help you forget the past year

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara in Remembering the Oscars: Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara and company with Janine Johnson and Giovanni Spanó (singers). Available to stream until 17.4.2021. (JPr)

Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara ‘The Way We Were’

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La Scala Ballet shows Rudolf Nureyev lives on due to his artistic legacy, influence on ballet and choreographies

ItalyItaly Homage to Nureyev: Dancers of La Scala Ballet, Orchestra of La Scala, Milan / Koen Kessels (conductor). Recorded (directed by Tiziano Mancini) on 19.3.2021 and streamed from La Scala, Milan, 28.3.2021. (JPr)

Raymonda Act III (c) Brescia e Amisano

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Barrie Kosky’s disappoiningly unfunny Munich Der Rosenkavalier is redeemed by some strong singing

GermanyGermany Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian State Opera / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Henning Kasten) on Arte.tv (click here) from the National Theatre, Munich, 21.3.2021. (JPr)

Samantha Hankey (‘Mariandel’), Marlis Petersen (Marschallin) & Christof Fischesser (Ochs)

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