Revisiting the Met’s classic Aida and the vocal glories of Netrebko and Rachvelishvili

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on 6.10.2018 and reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 7.4.2020. (JPr)

Anna Netrebko (Aida) & Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris) (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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‘He nose, you know!’: James McAvoy excels as a Cyrano de Bergerac for our contemporary age

United KingdomUnited Kingdom National Theatre Live – Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac: directed for the screen by Tony Grech-Smith at London’s Playhouse Theatre and broadcast to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, 12.3.2020. (JPr)

Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Roxane), Eben Figueiredo (Christian), & James McAvoy (Cyrano)
(c) Marc Brenner

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Cathy Marston’s The Cellist brings Jacqueline du Pré – and her cello – back to life at Covent Garden

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dances at a Gathering / The Cellist: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Robert Clark (piano), Hetty Snell (cello), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Andrea Molino (conductor – The Cellist). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 25.2.2020. (JPr)

Marcelino Sambe, Matthew Ball and Lauren Cuthbertson in The Cellist
© Bill Cooper

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Alina Cojocaru’s Sadler’s Wells potpourri redeemed by her stellar dancing

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Alina Cojocaru – Alina at Sadler’s Wells: Alina Cojocaru, dancers and musicians (Margarita Balanas [cello], Sasha Grynyuk [piano], and Charlie Siem [violin]). Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.2.2020. (JPr)

Alina Cojocaru in Juliano Nunes’s Journey (c) Andrej Uspenski

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