JPYA Summer Performance 2021: entertaining – though eclectic – mix of operatic excerpts

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance 2021: Jette Parker Young Artists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Mark Elder, Richard Hetherington and Michael Papadopoulos (conductors). Recorded (directed by Jonathan Haswell) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on 17.7.2021 and streamed from 23.7.2021. (JPr)

Jette Parker Young Artists in Falstaff Act II, Scene 2 Roméo

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Dorian: A Rock Musical has some impressive moments but doesn’t exactly come of age

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dorian: A Rock Musical (based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray): Filmed (directed by Julia Froud) in June 2021 and streaming from 16.7. to 12.8.2021 on Stream.Theatre (click here). (JPr)

John Addison (Lord Henry), Bart Lambert (Dorian Gray) and Robert Grose (Charlie Rose) (c) Stream.Theatre

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LPO at Glyndebourne: Johannes Kammler’s totally engrossing Mahler and Robin Ticciati’s exhilarating Dvořák

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dvořák and Mahler, London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Out of Chaos: Johannes Kammler (baritone), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Filmed 2.7.2021 in the Glyndebourne Opera House (by Maestro Broadcasting and directed by Dominic Best) and available on Marquee TV from 16.7.2021. (JPr)

Robin Ticciati conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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‘It’s opera, Jim, but not as we know it’: Simon Stone’s Tristan und Isolde gets on the metro to Aix-en-Provence

FranceFrance Aix-en-Provence Festival 2021 – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Actors, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Corentin Leconte) from Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, and available on Arte Concert until 30.8.2023. (JPr)

Act I: Stuart Skelton (Tristan) & Nina Stemme (Isolde) (c) Jean-Louis Fernandez

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The Royal Ballet’s intriguing Beauty Mixed Programme both looks to the past and to the future

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Beauty Mixed Programme: Dancers of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Filmed (directed by Ross MacGibbon) at the Royal Opera House and streamed on 9.7.2021. (JPr)

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Mike Bartlett’s challenging Contractions got a mesmeric, triumphant production from whatstick theatre

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mark Bartlett’s Contractions: Filmed by Jessye Curtis and Alexander Masika-Ferguson (edited by Kai Cook) at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden, in June 2021 and reviewed when streamed on 4.7.2021. (JPr)

Kate Gabriel (The Manager) and Ele Robinson (Emma)

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Hearing Mahler in a new light: a chamber version of his Ninth Symphony from the English Symphony Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler: English Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Woods (conductor). Filmed in March 2021 in the Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, and streaming from 7.7.2021 (free-to-view for first four days). (JPr)

Kenneth Woods conducts the English Symphony Orchestra

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