For Stefan Herheim’s Berlin Siegfried ‘The play’s the thing’ as Clay Hilley impresses in the title role

GermanyGermany Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, actors, Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Filmed (directed by Götz Filenius) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 and now available on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Iain Paterson (Wanderer) and Jordan Shanahan (Alberich) © Bernd Uhlig

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‘With a Little Bit of Luck’ you’ll overlook the faults of Bartlett Sher’s My Fair Lady and have a loverly time

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady: Company, English National Opera Orchestra / Gareth Valentine (conductor). 18.5.2022 (JPr)

(Front) Maureen Beattie (Mrs Pearce), Harry Hadden-Paton (Henry Higgins), Amara Okereke (Eliza) and Malcolm Sinclair (Pickering) (c) Marc Brenner

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Stefan Herheim’s tide of humanity reimagines Das Rheingold and Die Walküre in Berlin

GermanyGermany Wagner, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre: Soloists, actors, Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sir Donald Runnicles (conductor). Filmed (directed by Götz Filenius) at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in November 2021 and now available on Marquee TV. (JPr)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Das Rheingold © Bernd Uhlig

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All that glitters! Zeffirelli’s Turandot returns to the Met as thoughts turn to Ukraine

United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 7.5.2022. (JPr)

Front: Liudmyla Monastyrska (Turandot) and Yonghoon Lee (Calàf) (c) Ken Howard

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Dorothea Röschmann helps illuminate song at the 11th Leeds Lieder Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 11th Leeds Lieder Festival Opening Gala Recital: Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano). Livestreamed (and now available on YouTube) from Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, 28.4.2022. (JPr)

Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) and Joseph Middleton (piano)

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Calixto Bieito’s Vienna Tristan is Wagner, Richard, but not as we know it!

AustriaAustria Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Anna Gettel) from Vienna State Opera, 27.4.2022. (JPr)

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Martina Serafin (Isolde) © Michael Pöhn

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Theatrical excess spoils an otherwise well-sung and played Der fliegende Holländer in Mannheim

GermanyGermany Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Nationaltheater Mannheim / Jordan de Souza (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Florian Breuer) on 24.4.2022 from the Nationaltheater Mannheim (available on YouTube and OperaVision until 24.10.2022). (JPr)

Delphina Parenti (Dream Senta), Michael Bronczkowski (Dream Dutchman) and Daniela Köhler (Senta) (c) Christian Kleiner

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