Vienna State Ballet’s Im Siebten Himmel shows how rich choreographic language can be

AustriaAustria Im Siebten Himmel (In Seventh Heaven): Dancers of the Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Patrick Lange (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Balázs Delbó) from the Vienna State Opera, 14.11.2021. (JPr)

Martin Schläpfer’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube

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BRB’s dancers are energised by Curated by Carlos but more substantial achievements lie ahead

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Curated by Carlos: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis and Paul Murphy (conductors). Streamed (directed by Ross MacGibbon) on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage from 11.11 to 18.11.2021. (JPr)

Curated by Carlos – Imminent

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Opera Holland Park’s new film of William Walton’s The Bear is thoroughly entertaining

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Walton, The Bear: Soloists, Members of City of London Sinfonia (Fran Hills [piano], Ruth Funnell [violin], Christopher Rawley [bassoon], Stephanie Beck [harp] and Glyn Matthews [percussion]) / John Andrews (conductor). Filmed at Stone House during April 2020 and streaming from 9 to 13.11.2021 (click here). (JPr)

Richard Burkhard (Smirnov) and Clare Presland (Popova)

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Get sucked into Gerald Barry’s musical vortex by this new film of Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

IrelandIreland Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground: Irish Chamber Orchestra / André de Ridder (conductor). Filmed (directed by Hugh O’Conor) at the National Opera House, Wexford and streaming (click here) from 5.11 to 5.12.2021. (JPr)

Claudia Boyle (Alice)

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Elīna Garanča’s dominant role debut as the Princesse de Bouillon in Vienna’s Adriana Lecouvreur

AustriaAustria Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Asher Fisch (conductor). Livestreamed from Vienna State Opera on 29.10.2021 (directed by Dominic Kepczynski) and on demand for a limited time. (JPr)

Ermonela Jaho (Adriana Lecouvreur) and Brian Jagde (Maurizio)

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Lisette Oropesa’s Violetta makes this umpteeenth revival of the Royal Opera’s La traviata unmissable

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Actors and Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 28.10.2021. (JPr)

Liparit Avetisyan (Alfredo) and Lisette Oropesa (Violetta) (c) Tristram Kenton

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