Theatre, Opera and Ballet, usually in Local Cinemas but for the foreseeable future at home
Contact: Elizabeth Jorge, click on the Bluebird, top RH corner, to send Elizabeth a message
Meetings: Via Zoom for the time being
Venue: Free Screenings at home
Covid -19. Now that the festivities are over, may I wish you all a healthy 2021 and that we will soon get our invitations to get our first dose of the vaccine. However, we are not out of the woods yet, and it may be several months before we can resume our outings.
So, here's the free and on demand screenings you can watch from home over the week 19th to the 25th of April 2021. I hope you will find something to lift your spirits.
BBC4 Lights Up season is screening 2 original plays every week Tuesdays and Wednesdays and thereon they will be available on iPlayer.
25th April at 23:00 – Orpheus in the Record Shop on BBC4 and then on iPlayer
25th April at 19:00 – The Winter’s Tale on BBC4 and then on iPlayer
The Shows must go on on You Tube
Until Thursday 22nd April – The Car Man – Mathew Bourne's reimagination of Carmen
Friday 23rd April – please check TheShowsMustGoOn on YouTube to see what new play will be available
(b) On Demand
The Colour Purple – at Home – Curve Theatre - Household Ticket @ £20.00 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamilton Original Broadway Production on Disney+. You will need to subscribe as above.
National Theatre – one can now rent National Theatre plays for £7.99 for 3 days. Just released: Angels in America Part One : Millennium Approaches, Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika and Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
(a) The Metropolitan Opera www.metopera.org
Note – to watch for free scroll down the metopera page above until you find the Nightly Opera Stream you want to watch. Under it click on Watch Now and you will be taken direct to the opera. Ignore any requests to Donate (unless you want to).
This week the focus is on Moral Authority
Monday, April 19th - Wagner’s Lohengrin starring Eva Marton, Leonie Rysanek, Peter Hofmann, Leif Roar, and John Macurdy, conducted by James Levine. Production by August Everding. From January 10, 1986.
Tuesday, April 20th - Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito starring Lucy Crowe, Barbara Frittoli, Elina Garanča, Kate Lindsey, Giuseppe Filianoti, and Oren Gradus, conducted by Harry Bicket. Production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. From December 1, 2012.
Wednesday, April 21st - Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West starring Deborah Voigt, Marcello Giordani, and Lucio Gallo, conducted by Nicola Luisotti. Production by Giancarlo Del Monaco. From January 8, 2011.
Thursday, April 22nd - Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra starring Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Vasile Moldoveanu, Sherrill Milnes, and Paul Plishka, conducted by James Levine. Production by Tito Capobianco. From December 29, 1984.
Friday, April 23rd - Philip Glass’s Satyagraha starring Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, and Alfred Walker, conducted by Dante Anzolini. Production by Phelim McDermott. From November 19, 2011.
Saturday, April 24th - Beethoven’s Fidelio starring Karita Mattila, Ben Heppner, Falk Struckmann, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. Production by Jürgen Flimm. From October 28, 2000.
Sunday, April 25th - Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites starring Isabel Leonard, Adrianne Pieczonka, and Karita Mattila, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Production by John Dexter. From May 11, 2019.
(b) OperaVision on YouTube - presents free operas and ballets from all over the European Union
17th April - 17 October 2021 – Romeo and Julia – Deutsche Oper Am Rhein
24th April – 24th October 2021 – 30th Anniversary Gala - Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre Moscow
(c) The Royal Opera House
5th March to the 4th April - The Marriage of Figaro - stream from www.stream.roh.org.uk for £3.00
16th April – 15th September 2021 – Romeo and Juliet – Polish National Opera on Operavision on YouTube
Until 18th April 2021 – In and Out – Dutch National Ballet Junior Company
Currently available on YouTube - Sleeping Beauty – Bolshoi Ballet
2nd to the 25th April 2021 Concerto – www.stream.roh.org.uk for £3.00
4.Sky Arts on Freeview Channel 11
22nd April at 21:00 – Songs for Nature: London Climate Change Festival – specially created concert that brings together a broad range of artists – composers, rock musicians, dancers, actors – performing alongside scientists and activists to raise awareness of climate change on Earth Day, 22nd April.
Our next Zoom Meeting will be at 14:00 on Wednesday the 28th April. An invitation will be sent out separately.
Feel free to contact me if you need help.
Enjoy and keep safe