Doreen Carwithen, Grace Williams and Vaughan Williams look out to sea at the BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2022 [9], Prom 16 – Doreen Carwithen, Grace Williams, Vaughan Williams: Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Jacques Imbrailo (baritone), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales / Andrew Manze (conductor). Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, (directed by Rhodri Huw) and now available on BBC iPlayer, 27.7.2022. (JPr)

Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano) and Jacques Imbrailo (baritone) singing in A Sea Symphony © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Daniel Kramer’s kaleidoscopic, futuristic, dystopian reimagining of Turandot in Geneva

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Puccini, Turandot: Grand Théâtre de Genève Chorus, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Antonino Fogliani (conductor). Recorded (directed by Jérémie Cuvillier) at Grand Théâtre de Genève, 22.6.2022 and available on OperaVision until 22.1.2023. (JPr)

Ingela Brimberg (Turandot) and Teodor Ilincăi (Calaf) © Magali Dougados

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Eccentric programming and music of little interest brought no sense of occasion to a ‘Royal’ Prom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2022 [5], Prom 10 – ‘Music for Royal Occasions’: BBC Singers (chorus master: Martin Fitzpatrick), BBC Concert Orchestra / Barry Wordsworth (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 22.7.2022. (MB)

Barry Wordsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra © BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Jodie Comer triumphs in Prima Facie and is one of the outstanding stage actors of her generation

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Suzie Miller’s Prima Facie: Recorded (directed for the screen by Matthew Amos) at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre and broadcast by NT Live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 21.7.2022. (JPr)

Jodie Comer as Tessa in Prima Facie © Helen Murray

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Kurzak and Alagna bring long-awaited star power to Michieletto’s Covent Garden Cav & Pag

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana & Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Members of the Youth Opera Company, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 8.7.2022. (JPr)

Roberto Alagna (Canio) and Aleksandra Kurzak (Nedda) in Pagliacci © Tristram Kenton

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