In 2020 Ben Heppner and Jane Eaglen sing once again to us in the Met’s 1999 Tristan und Isolde

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Performance of 11.12.1999 reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 13.7.2020. (JPr)

Jane Eaglen and Ben Heppner in the Met’s Tristan und Isolde

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In 2017 Zenaida Yanowsky bid ‘adieu’ to The Royal Ballet allowing its Ashton heritage to be reconsidered in 2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Frederick Ashton Triple Bill – The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, London Oratory Junior Choir (directed by Charles Cole), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Emmanuel Plasson (conductor). Review of a 7.6.2017 performance, directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon, and shown on Sky Arts. (JPr)

Zenaida Yanowsky (Marguerite) and Roberto Bolle (Armand) (c) Tristram Kenton

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ENB’s 2019 Cinderella has a ball in-the-round and in 2020 dancers bring poignancy to an empty Theatre in the Woods

United KingdomUnited Kingdom ENB at Home – Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Performance from 5.6.2019 and reviewed as a live stream for #ENBatHome on 8.7.2020. (JPr)

English National Ballet’s Cinderella (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Beverly Sills bid farewell to the Met in this 1978 Don Pasquale as we say farewell to Gabriel Bacquier in 2020

United StatesUnited States Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Nicola Rescigno (conductor). 11.1.1979 performance reviewed as Nightly Met Opera Stream on 5.7.2020. (JPr)

The Metropolitan Opera’s Don Pasquale

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Will we ever hear their like again? Hildegard Behrens, Jessye Norman, and Christa Ludwig in a 1989 Met Die Walküre

Hildegard Behrens (Brünnhilde) and James Morris (Wotan)

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera House, New York / James Levine (conductor). 8.4.1989 performance reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 1.7.2020. (JPr)

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Live from Covent Garden showcases some impressive singers from the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Live from Covent Garden: Singers of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, Patrick Milne (harpsichord and piano), Edmund Whitehead (piano), soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Hosted by Katie Derham, streamed live and reviewed on 27.6.2020. (JPr)

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (soprano)

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Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: despite the magnetic Alessandra Ferri, Wayne McGregor’s triptych will not be for you

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works – a triptych: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). 8.2.2017 performance streamed online and reviewed on 27.6.2020. (JPr)

Alessandra Ferri and Federico Bonelli in Tuesday © Dave Morgan

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