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 restrictions prevent us from visiting venues to enjoy theatre, opera and ballet but there is a wealth of alternatives to watch these from home. Thus, I will be emailing members weekly and updating this website with details of plays, opera and ballet free screenings that can be watched from home.
Group members will also be invited to join Zoom meetings to discuss the plays/opera/ballets watched.
Uncertainty continues and we can not as yet, recommend that we restart our cinema outings soon. So, I will continue these weekly emails with offers of screenings that you can watch at home for free or on demand. Major theatres have stopped offering free screenings whilst others are broadcasting new plays on demand, i.e. one pays to watch from home. Even if one has to watch a play on demand or through a subscription service, it is still much cheaper than watching it on a cinema or theatre. And, if you are a couple you only buy one ticket.
Andrew Lloyd Webb’s free musicals on YouTube have restarted
Chichester Festival Theatre new programme is now available and one of their productions ‘Crave’ will be streamed live to homes on demand.
Sky Arts is now available on Freeview Chanel 11 – it offers a whole host of art forms for free.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra https://bsolive.com/ is streaming all its 2020/21 concerts for £6 per concert.
Here's the free and on demand screenings you can watch from home over the Week 28th September to 4th October. I hope you will find something to your liking.
Curve Theatre Free on Vimeo.com
The Importance of Being Earnest
Gilbert and Sulivan Operettas – www.gsopera.tv £9.99 monthly subscription. 25% discount for U3A members using code U3A001
Hamilton – available to stream from Disney+ - sign up for £5.99 a month
This week is Mozart’s Week
Monday, September 28 - Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Starring Amanda Majeski, Marlis Petersen, Isabel Leonard, Peter Mattei, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by James Levine. From October 18, 2014.
Tuesday, September 29 - Mozart’s Così fan tutte
Starring Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Danielle de Niese, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov, and Maurizio Muraro, conducted by James Levine. From April 26, 2014.
Wednesday, September 30 - Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito
Starring Lucy Crowe, Barbara Frittoli, Elīna Garanča, Kate Lindsey, Giuseppe Filianoti, and Oren Gradus, conducted by Harry Bicket. From December 1, 2012.
Thursday, October 1 - Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte
Starring Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Markus Werba, Christian Van Horn, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. From October 14, 2017.
Friday, October 2 - Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Starring Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Mojca Erdmann, Ramón Vargas, Mariusz Kwiecień, Luca Pisaroni, and Štefan Kocán, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From October 29, 2011.
Saturday, October 3 - Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
Starring Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Susanne Mentzer, Dwayne Croft, and Bryn Terfel, conducted by James Levine. From November 11, 1998.
Sunday, October 4 - Mozart’s Idomeneo
Starring Elza van den Heever, Nadine Sierra, Alice Coote, Matthew Polenzani, and Alan Opie, conducted by James Levine. From March 25, 2017.
Operavision on YouTube – presents operas and ballets from all over the European Union.
28th Sept – 04th Dec – Orpheus and Eurydice – Opera Comique Paris
2nd October – 01/01/2021 – Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes
3. Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals
Friday 2nd October at 7pm - Michael Ball ‘s Past and Present Tour on theshowsmustgoon on YouTube. Available for 48hrs
BBC iPlayer – plays available at anytime on BBC iPlayer on your telly, computer or tablet. No need to use YouTube
Albion – Almeida Theatre’s hit production of Mike Bartlett’s play. Don’t miss it!
RSC Plays Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest
Romeo and Juliet – Royal Ballet
Windrush: Movement of the People (Ballet)
Lincoln Centre Chanel on YouTube
South Pacific 2010 Live from Lincoln Centre
As usual, I will get the Havant U3A Theatre/Opera/Ballet group webpage updated so that if you cannot find the email, you can always find the information on the website.
Our next Zoom Meeting will be at 1.30pm on Wednesday 7th October and I hope as many of you will be able to join. An invitation will be sent out separately.
Our theatre quizzes have been appreciated and another one will be included with the Zoom invitation.
Feel free to contact me if you need help with accessing these screenings or need training in using Zoom.
Enjoy and remember Hands Face Space.