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Lynette H

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  1. Cardiff Singer of the World returns this year (without an audience). The main BBC site for this is here https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qn4b There are usually a fair number of clips of the performances and details about the competitors.
  2. The Royal Ballet returns with three programmes. These are socially distanced perfomances, with about 800 or so seats available out of 2000 or so. One performance of each bill is also livestreamed, and can be purchasers should be able to view this from outside the UK. 21st Century Choreographers Within the Golden Hour (Wheeldon) / New Kyle Abraham/ The Statement, Solo Echo (Pite) 18th - 30th May, livestream 28 May Balanchine and Robbins Apollo, Tchaikovsky pdd, Dances at a Gathering 4 June - 13 June, livestream 11 June Beauty Mixed Programme Anemoi (New Zucchetti) / Divertissements / Sleeping Beauty Act 3 26 June - 11 Jul, livestream 11 July Casting is here. Some interesting debuts - Muntagirov as Apollo for one. https://static.roh.org.uk/for/pdfs/Spring-Summer-casting-2021.pdf?_ga=2.36946528.1309649930.1620204850-2095513102.1526483954
  3. The ROH announces its revised programme for spring and summer 2021 including a series of socially distanced performances. There are 3 mixed bills "The first celebrates some of today’s finest international choreographers and includes Christopher Wheeldon’s shimmering ballet Within the Golden Hour, a world premiere from American choreographer Kyle Abraham, as well as two works new to The Royal Ballet from Olivier-Award winning choreographer Crystal Pite comprising The Statement, exploring the shadowy depths of human nature and boardroom politics, and Solo Echo, an atmospheric evocation of winter-inspired by a poem by Mark Strand, accompanied by Brahms’s beautiful sonatas for cello and piano. The work of 20th century American choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins will be celebrated in a mixed programme of work comprising Balanchine’s Apollo, with accompanying score by Igor Stravinsky; his effervescent and virtuoso Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux; and Jerome Robbins’ 1969 ballet Dances at a Gathering, an ode to pure dance set to music by Chopin. The Royal Ballet will also present a mixed programme of work including the world premiere of Anemoi by Royal Ballet First Soloist Valentino Zucchetti who develops his ballet Scherzo which was streamed to critical success last autumn. This will be accompanied by divertissements from choreographers who have shaped The Royal Ballet’s history and pushed the boundaries of ballet today. The third act of Petipa’s classic The Sleeping Beauty completes the programme, celebrating both the Company’s 90th anniversary and the production’s 75th anniversary." https://www.roh.org.uk/news/royal-opera-house-announces-packed-schedule-for-spring-and-summer-2021
  4. Not free, but thought some of you might like to know. The Royal Opera House is streaming Ashton's Symphonic Variations. This is the 75th anniversary of its creation. Version as recorded in 2017. Nunez, Muntagirov, Hay, Choe, Naghdi, Dyer. It costs £3. Available now until 2 May. Details here https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/symphonic-variations-2017-details
  5. A performance from the following companies live on stage at the RAH Ballet Black Birmingham Royal Ballet English National Ballet New Adventures Northern Ballet Rambert Scottish Ballet The Royal Ballet There are some (expensive - £240) socially distanced tickets available. The event will be filmed and streamed on 18 June. Fee for live stream is £20. Funds raised go to the companies and other dance charities. More details here https://britishballetcharitygala.com/
  6. Exact link https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/mar/04/julie-felix-the-brilliant-black-ballerina-who-was-forced-to-leave-britain
  7. An update on how the impact on the arts, including dance, is playing out. "Devastating, unviable, admin overload: UK stage companies count cost of Brexit" https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/feb/24/uk-stage-companies-brexit-europe It's all very depressing.
  8. Free Streaming from Sadler's Wells - three hours in total. From 12 noon on 28 January "A day-long festival of world-class dance featuring new works and audience favourites from big-name artists and breakthrough talent in ballet, contemporary and hip-hop dance styles. Programme includes: Akram Khan, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Boy Blue, Breakin’ Convention, Candoco Dance Company, English National Ballet, Far From The Norm, HUMANHOOD, Matsena Productions, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Natalia Osipova, Northern Ballet, Oona Doherty, Rambert and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. " In the UK it's available via BBC i Player but from anywhere else via the Sadler's web site https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2021/dancing-nation/ The Royal Ballet release another paid for stream (£3) on the 29th Jan. Fille Mal Gardee with Osipova, McRae and Peregrine the pony. https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/la-fille-mal-gardee-stream-details
  9. Not free, but thought it might be of interest. English National Ballet in La Sylphide with Dronina and Hernadez, £6.99 for 3 days rental. (2018) https://ondemand.ballet.org.uk/production/la-sylphide/ The Royal Ballet are streaming a paid-for Marguerite and Armand - Yanowsky's farewell performance for £3. Available until 14 Feb. https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/marguerite-and-armand-by-frederick-ashton-details
  10. "The first black female dancer at Berlin’s principal ballet company has accused the institution of racial harassment, claiming she was repeatedly told she did not fit in because of her skin colour. Chloé Lopes Gomes, a French citizen, who joined the Staatsballett as a corps de ballet member in 2018, said she had faced recurrent racial abuse from her ballet mistress. " https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/09/berlin-staatsballetts-first-black-female-dancer-accuses-it-of-racism
  11. The ROH has announced some free and some paid for streams over Christmas. Details here https://www.roh.org.uk/news/royal-opera-house-unveils-biggest-programme-of-streamed-ballet-and-opera-in-its-history-just-in-time-for-christmas?utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020_Dec_ENews_Friends_04Dec&utm_content=version_A&emailsource=52286 There's a lot in there, so its worth a look. Paid for stream of Enigma Variations from today. Free stream of RB in Don Q and RO in the Magic Flute at some point on You Tube. But no date for that yet.
  12. More ballet streamings announced: live streaming of the Within the Golden Hour programme on 13 December (£10) recorded stream of Enigma Variations (from 2019) on 4 dec to 3 Jan (£3). Also live concert performances available to buy - Ariodante. https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events
  13. Another paid-for stream from the Royal Ballet - Crystal Pite's Flight Pattern, recorded in 2019. Available 6 Nov to 5 Dec. Price is £3. https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/flight-pattern-stream-details It is possible that another programme, which was to be live on stage next week may be filmed / streamed, but no details available yet.
  14. From reviews in the Financial Times and others it appears that there was an interval for those in the hall, and we at home were watching something billed as live but which had in fact started earlier and was being shown with a half hour or so delay. The Marston piece is new to the RB. It is from a longer narrative work she made in 2014, based on Three Sisters, and the excerpt shows us the emotionally fraught interactions between Masha and Vershinin. There isn't much background detail available from the ROH that I've found. Kaneko and Clark have an understandably strong connection.
  15. The RB programme of Friday 9th had a small invited audience (Distanced) in the house - students from the Upper School, and some health workers. So there was a surprising amount of applause to give a sense of occasion. The evening ran for nearly three hours - good value but a break would have been more comfortable. There are two ballet programmes planned for November according to an ROH email sent to Friends. One runs 4th - 7th November, and the second 10th to 14th. For these there will be some seats available in the house, or I think you can opt for live streaming. (That's the way the two opera programmes currently on sale are presented). No details on content yet except that one is supposed to include a full version of Elite Syncopations and the second a full version of Within the Golden Hour.
  16. It is back. Details here https://www.roh.org.uk/news/worldballetday-returns-on-29-october-2020 Participants include the Royal Ballet, Bolshoi, the Australian Ballet.
  17. Details of Dances at a Gathering are now available and booking is open. Available or 30 days from 25 Sept. Casing is available here too https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/dances-at-a-gathering-2020-details
  18. The ROH will be making the following available in cinemas this autumn Giselle 20 Oct Nutcracker from 10 December. There are also paid-for streaming of Carmen Dances at a Gathering at £3 per household. Lots more detail here https://www.roh.org.uk/news/the-royal-opera-house-launches-autumn-digital-programme-with-a-new-series-of-friday-premieres-and-screenings-on-sky-arts Also a live stream of the Royal Ballet on Friday 9 October. Tickets not on sale yet. No details of the programme yet either. It was announced in an email to Friends as follows "For our ballet fans we hope you will join us on Friday 9 October for a live-streamed performance with The Royal Ballet, where the whole Company will be reunited on their home stage for the first time in seven months. Save the date in your diary and look out for further details of this spectacular event. "
  19. From the Roundhouse / Sadler's Wells, free streaming of Akram Khan's Until the Lions. Until 10 Sept. https://www.roundhouse.org.uk/home/round-your-house/until-the-lions/ If you do choose to watch it really is worth reading up a little on the background to the narrative - available in the programme booklet from the link above.
  20. New work - some filmed pre lockdown, some during - from Scottish Ballet, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival digital offerings. A series of short films, in total about half an hour.
  21. The next offering from the ROH is Kate Prince / Zoonation's The Mad Hatters Tea Party. Originally commissioned by the Royal Ballet for the Linbury as a contrast while Alice in Wondeland was on the main stage, this version was filmed at the Roundhouse.
  22. ENB streams are only available for 48 hours usually.
  23. The ROH offer paid for streaming of two live events on 20 and 7th June, each available for 14 days afterwards. (One on 13 June was free and still available on youTube.) https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/festival/live-from-covent-garden-details It's £4.99 per household. Trailer https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/live-from-covent-garden-20-june-details 20th June - Song of the Earth with Sarah Connolly and five minutes of ballet, Muntagirov sublime in Ashton's Dance of the Blessed Spirits. The 27th features the following Programme for the performance* J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043:I Vivace II Largo ma non tanto – Vasko Vassilev and Sergey Levitin (violins), Patrick Milne (harpsichord) G.F. Handel: ‘Where shall I fly?’ (Hercules) – Stephanie Wake-Edwards (Dejanira), Patrick Milne G. Rossini: ‘Ah! mi perdo mi confondo’ (L’Italiana in Algeri) – Blaise Malaba (Mustafa) and Filipe Manu (Lindoro), Edmund Whitehead F. Mendelssohn: Piano Trio in D minor, op.49, II Andante con moto tranquillo – Vasko Vassilev (violin), Christopher Vanderspar (cello), Antonio Pappano (piano) G. Donizetti: ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ (L’elisir d’amore) – Filipe Manu (Nemorino), Patrick Milne and soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House A. Catalani: ‘Ebben? Ne andrò lontana‘ from La Wally – Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (Wally), Edmund Whitehead R. Leoncavallo: ‘Sei proprio tu che hai scritto ciò?’ (La bohème) – Stephanie Wake-Edwards (Musetta) and Filipe Manu (Marcello), Patrick Milne P. Sorazabal: ‘No puede ser’ (La tabernera del puerto) – Andrés Presno (Leandro), Antonio Pappano G. Gershwin ‘Summertime’ (Porgy and Bess) – Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (Bess), Antonio Pappano G. Gershwin ‘Bess, you is my woman now’ (Porgy and Bess) – Blaise Malaba (Porgy) and Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (Bess), Antonio Pappano G. Verdi: Brindisi ‘Libiamo ne’ lieti calici’ (La Traviata) – Filipe Manu (Alfredo) and Company, TBC Patrick Milne/Edmund Whitehead Kenneth MacMillan: Concerto, second movement pas de deux – Fumi Kaneko and Reece Clarke, Kate Shipway (Piano) and soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Christopher Wheeldon: Within the Golden Hour pas de deux – Mayara Magri and Matthew Ball *Some details may be subject to change.
  24. Dancers of the Royal Ballet in a new Wheeldon piece. Some nifty editing
  25. Dutch National Ballet have a David Dawson program this week from 13 to 20th June https://www.operaballet.nl/en/online/ballet/streaming#dawson
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