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 25th to 31st January 2021. I hope you will find something to lift your spirits.
Rent (2019 Full Complete) with Valentina Live - YouTube
Bombshell the Musical Live -YouTube
(b) On Demand
Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art – until the 28th February – https://originaltheatreonline.com/ - £10.00
National Theatre is streaming many of its past and new productions at any time for a £8.32/month subscription. You can watch as many plays as you want on any device. Some of the titles include Three Sisters, Phaedra, Medea, The Cherry Orchard, Yerma, Mosquitos and many others.
(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 focus is on: The Antiheroes
Monday, January 25 - Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Starring Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström, Serena Malfi, Paul Appleby, Simon Keenlyside, Adam Plachetka, Matthew Rose, and Kwangchul Youn, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From October 22, 2016.
Tuesday, January 26 - Rossini’s Le Comte Ory
Starring Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Susanne Resmark, Juan Diego Flórez, Stéphane Degout, and Michele Pertusi, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From April 9, 2011.
Wednesday, January 27 - Gounod’s Faust
Starring Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, and René Pape, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From December 10, 2011.
Thursday, January 28 - Verdi’s Falstaff
Starring Lisette Oropesa, Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Paolo Fanale, Ambrogio Maestri, and Franco Vassallo, conducted by James Levine. From December 14, 2013.
Friday, January 29 - Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer
Starring Anja Kampe, Mihoko Fujimura, Sergey Skorokhodov, David Portillo, Evgeny Nikitin, and Franz-Josef Selig, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From March 10, 2020.
Saturday, January 30 - Verdi’s Rigoletto
Starring Diana Damrau, Oksana Volkova, Piotr Beczała, Željko Lučić, and Štefan Kocán, conducted by Michele Mariotti. From February 16, 2013.
Sunday, January 31 - Verdi’s Macbeth
Starring Maria Guleghina, Dimitri Pittas, Željko Lučić, and John Relyea, conducted by James Levine. From January 12, 2008.
(b) OperaVision on YouTube - presents free operas and ballets from all over the European Union
29/01 - 29/3/21 – Rossi’s The Enchanted Palace – Opera de Dijon
23rd January to the 23rd July 2021 – Bellini Il Pirata - The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow
3rd January to the 3rd February 2021 – Handel’s Semele – Cecilia Bartoli on YouTube
From 28th January for 30 days – Dance Nation on BBC iPlayer
29th January until the 28th February – La Fille Mal Gardée – Royal Ballet with Natalia Osipova - stream from www.stream.roh.org.uk for £3.00. Excellent and worth paying for.
Until the 14th Feb 2021 – Marguerite and Armand – Royal Ballet - stream from www.stream.roh.org.uk for £3.00. Excellent and worth paying for.
4. Andrew Lloyd Webber –The Shows Must Go On on YouTube – This series is taking a break and is due to return in February.
5. BBC iPlayer
Matthew Bourne’s – The Red Shoes
The Royal Opera All-Star Gala
Our next Zoom Meeting will be at 2:00pm on the 27th January. An invitation will be sent out separately.
Feel free to contact me if you need help with accessing these screenings or need training in using Zoom.
Enjoy and keep safe