The Royal Ballet’s intriguing Beauty Mixed Programme both looks to the past and to the future

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet’s Beauty Mixed Programme: Dancers of the Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Filmed (directed by Ross MacGibbon) at the Royal Opera House and streamed on 9.7.2021. (JPr)

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Mike Bartlett’s challenging Contractions got a mesmeric, triumphant production from whatstick theatre

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mark Bartlett’s Contractions: Filmed by Jessye Curtis and Alexander Masika-Ferguson (edited by Kai Cook) at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden, in June 2021 and reviewed when streamed on 4.7.2021. (JPr)

Kate Gabriel (The Manager) and Ele Robinson (Emma)

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Hearing Mahler in a new light: a chamber version of his Ninth Symphony from the English Symphony Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler: English Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Woods (conductor). Filmed in March 2021 in the Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, and streaming from 7.7.2021 (free-to-view for first four days). (JPr)

Kenneth Woods conducts the English Symphony Orchestra

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Semperoper Ballett’s first streaming event is a six-part celebration of who they are and how they’re doing things

GermanyGermany A Collection of Short Stories – multi-part ballet evening: Dancers of Semperoper Ballett. Filmed (directed by Tilo Krause for Armida Film) at Semperoper Dresden and streamed from 2 until 15.7.2021 (click here). (JPr)

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (c) Ian Whalen

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Robin Ticciati and London Philharmonic Orchestra bring Vaughan Williams and Mahler to the idyllic South Down

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vaughan Williams, Mahler – London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Rites of Passage: Sally Matthews (soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Filmed 15.6.2021 in the Glyndebourne Opera House (by Maestro Broadcasting and directed by Dominic Best) and available on Marquee TV from 2.7.2021. (JPr)

Sally Matthews (soprano), LPO and Robin Ticciati (conductor)

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Die ersten Menschen is Rudi Stephan’s musical legacy because his life was tragically short

NetherlandsNetherlands Rudi Stephan, Die ersten Menschen (The First Humans): Soloists, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Filmed (directed by Sarah Derendinger) at De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam, and streamed from 25.6.2021 on ARTE Concert. (JPr)

Dutch National Opera’s Die ersten Menschen © Ruth Walz

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Anna Princeva stars as a convincing Mimì in a Covid-adjusted La bohème revival at Covent Garden

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Renato Balsadonna (conductor). Filmed (directed by Jonathan Haswell) on 23.6.2021 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and streamed on 25.6.2021. (JPr)

La bohème Act II with Danielle de Niese (Musetta) (c) Tristram Kenton

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