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.
So, here is what is available for the week 6th to the 12th July:
The National Theatre is screening six of its play on YouTube every Thursday. https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home You can watch these on your computer or tablet. However, if you have a smart TV, check if you have YouTube installed. If so, watch it on your telly.
2nd – 9th July – Les Blancs
9th – 16th July – The Deep Blue Sea
16th – 23rd July – Amadeus
The Metropolitan Opera is screening the following this week. You can watch these on your computer or tablet, but if you have an HDMI cable, connect your computer to your TV and watch it on the TV. Note that the time is New York time, so 5 hours behind UK time. However, each opera is available for 20 hours, so you can watch it the following day.
Monday, 6th July - Puccini’s La Bohème
Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 24th 2018.
Tuesday, 7th July - Verdi’s Il Trovatore
Starring Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti, and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by James Levine. From October 15th 1988.
Wednesday, 8th July - 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 26th 2014.
Thursday, 9th July - Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini
Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcello Giordani, and Mark Delavan, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From March 16th 2013.
Friday, 10th July - Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, Mariusz Kwiecień, and Alexei Tanovitski, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From October 5th 2013.
Saturday, 11th July- Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Starring Hui He, Elizabeth DeShong, Bruce Sledge, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi. From November 9th 2019.
Sunday, 12th July- Viewers’ Choice: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Starring Jane Eaglen, Katarina Dalayman, Ben Heppner, Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. From December 18th 1999.
New Glyndebourne on YouTube
5th – 12th July – Der Rosenkavalier
12th - 19th July - Billy Budd
19th - 26th July - The Barber of Seville
New Operavision on YouTube – presents operas and ballets from all over the European Union. Here’s their offerings for June:
9th June – 8th December - The Skating Rink – Garsington Opera
12th June – 11th September - Moses and Aron – Komische Oper Berlin
21st June – 21st July – Operavision Summer Gala
Until 24th July - Spring Storms, Komish Oper, Berlin
7th July - Montiverdi's Orfeo - Nederlandse Reisopera
19th July - I Puritani - Oper Stuttgart
Every Friday, you can watch free screenings from the Royal Opera on its YouTube channel
20th June – 11th July – Live from Covent Garden featuring the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet
27th June – 9th July – Woolf Works – ballet based on Virginia Woolf novels.
10th - 23rd July - Romeo and Juliet (Royal Ballet)
17th - 30th July - Faust
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals on YouTube every Friday at 7:00pm and available for 24 hours
Check YouTube next Thursday to see what show will be released on Friday
Lincoln Centre Chanel on YouTube
10th July 8:00pm ET until 8th September - Carousel (let's hope it will air this time!)
Plays available at anytime on BBC iPlayer on your telly, computer or tablet.
Windrush: Movement of the People (Ballet)
Unprecedented - Dramas recorded in lockdown
Romeo and Juliet – Royal Ballet
Wise Children – this is not Shakespeare! But it is wacky, funny and worth watching.
Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest.
This website contains a treasure trove of all sorts of art forms - from theatre, music, arts and so on. You can see/hear what you fancy on your TV or radio or iPlayer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/arts.
Feel free to contact me if you need help with accessing these screenings.
We clearly are spoiled for choice and there is no reason not to gorge on this free cultural smorgasbord.
Our next Zoom Meeting will be at 2:00pm on Wednesday 15th July and I hope as many of you will be able to join. An invitation will be sent out separately.
Enjoy and Keep Alert and Safe!