Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic’s rich, brooding, and tempestuous Peter Grimes

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten, Peter Grimes: Soloists, Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Edvard Grieg Kor, Royal Northern College of Music Chorus, Choir of Collegiûm Mûsicûm / Håkon Matti Skrede (chorus master), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.11.2019. (JPr)

Erin Wall (Ellen), Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) and Samuel Winter (John)
(c) Mark Allan/Southbank Centre

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Andrew Scott’s Garry liberates Coward’s Present Laughter in a gender-swapping production

United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre Live – Noël Coward’s Present Laughter: Directed for the screen by Marcus Viner and captured live at London’s The Old Vic and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 28.11.2019. (JPr)

Andrew Scott and Indira Varma in Present Laughter (c) Manuel Harlan

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The Met’s troubled Madama Butterfly does justice to Anthony Minghella’s vision and memory

United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 9.11.2019. (JPr)

Hui He (Butterfly) and Paulo Szot (Sharpless) © Richard Termine/Met Opera

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Osipova shines in Raymonda Act III but ghosts of the 1960s haunt The Royal Ballet’s triple bill

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Pavel Sorokin (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 5.11.2019. (JPr)

Vadim Muntagirov in Raymonda Act III © Foteini Christofilopoulou

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