The Arts Diary – on line

A number of live events have been organised, all marked in RED in this list – remember that booking is essential and check to see that government guidance has not altered

Otherwise watch and listen on line until we can visit theatres and concert halls again

 

Updated 9th August,  8.05am

 

Sunday 9 August

 

Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, with Jodie Comer, Monica Dolan, Martin Freeman, Tamsin Greig, Sarah Lancashire, Lesley Manville, Lucian Msmati,  Maxine Peake, Rochenda Sandall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Imelda Staunton and Harriet Walter (left), on demand on BBC iPlayer.

Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy, all female productions of Julius Caesar (2012) and Henry IV (2014) [The Tempest (2016) to follow] all starring Harriet Walter (left), Marquee TV (free for one month) 

Garsington Opera – watch Marta Fontanals-Simmons (left) from Somerset as Cherubino in a stunning The Marriage of Figaro recorded at Garsington in 2017. Until  31 August.  Online at www.garsingtonopera.org

Glyndebourne Opera,  Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, 2010 production, designed by David Hockney, Dir John Cox, with Topi Lehtipuu, Matthew Rose, Miah Persson, online until 5pm today.

Glyndebourne Opera,  Handel’s Giulio Cesare, 2005 production directed by David McVicars, cond William Christie, with Sarah Connolly, Christopher Maltman and Danielle de Niese, online from 5pm today until 5pm Sunday 16th August.

Hamlet, Maxine Peake stars in 2015 production, Direct TV via Amazon Prime

Macbeth, Rupert Goold 2007 production with Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, Amazon Prime.

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 2020 production of Handel’s Aggripina, with Joyce di Donato and Brenda Rae,  until 11pm in UK.

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Beethoven’s 9 symphonies, with introductions by John Eliot Gardiner, as well as weekly Bach Cantatas, on www.monteverdi.co.uk and Monteverdi YouTube channel.

Pentabus Theatre, 2016 production of  This Land by Sian Owen, visitwww.pentabus.co.uk

Pride and Prejudice, the musical, virtual UK premier, music by Paul Gordon, What’s on Stage Facebook page  See www.StreamingMusicals.com

Royal Opera House, Royal Opera 2017 production of  Mozart’s The Magic Flute :  Royal Opera 2011 production of Puccini’s Il Trittico – Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi: Royal Ballet in The Cellist memoir of life of Jacqueline du Pre: Royal Ballet in 2015 production of  La Fille mal Gardee on demand on YouTube and ROH Facebook site.

**** Royal Shakespeare Company : Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. 2017 production with Ade Edmonson as Malvolio. Marquee TV (free for one month) ****

Shakespeare’s Globe, 2019 production of  Richard II, with Adjoa Andoh (right), on Shakespeare’s Globe website.

The Winter’s Tale, Cheek by Jowl 2016 production, free on YouTube  www.cheekbyjowl.com

 

 

Monday 10 August

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 2016 production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with Simon Keenlyside,  until 11pm in UK.

 

Tuesday 11 August

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 2008 production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, with Karita Mattila, Marcello Giordani and Dwayne Croft,  until 11pm in UK.

 

Wednesday 12 August

CHARD, Forde Abbey, Folksy Theatre in The Taming of the Shrew, 7. www.folksytheatre.co.uk

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 2019 production of Bizet’s Carmen, with Aleksandra Kurzak and Roberto Alagna,  until 11pm in UK.

 

Thursday 13 August

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 1981 production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, with Christiane Eda-Pierre, Luciano Pavarotti and Louis Quilico,  until 11pm in UK.

 

Friday 14 August

WAREHAM, Holme for Gardens, Folksy Theatre in The Taming of the Shrew, 7. www.folksytheatre.co.uk

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 2016 production of Puccini’s Turandot, with Nina Stemme, Anita Hartig, Marco Berti and Alexander Tsymbalyuk,  until 11pm in UK.

 

Saturday 15 August

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, IK Productions in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 6.30pm www.glastonburyabbey.com

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, Folksy Theatre in The Taming of the Shrew, 7. www.folksytheatre.co.uk

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 2008 production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, with Deborah Voigt, Michelle de Young, Robert Dean Smith, Matti Salminen,  until 11pm in UK.

 

Sunday 16 August

Glyndebourne Opera,  Brett Dean’s Hamlet, 2017 production, directed by Neil Armfield, with Sarah Connolly, Rodney Gilfrey, Kim Begley, John Tomlinson,  Allan Clayton and Barbara Hannigan, online from 5pm until 5pm Sunday 23rd August.

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 2014 production of Puccini’s La Boheme, with Kristine Opolais, Susanna Phillips, Vittorio Grigolo and Massimo Cavalletti,  until 11pm in UK.

 

Monday 17 August

Metropolitan Opera, on line screenings daily from 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 1979  production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller with Renata Scotto, Placido Domingo and Sherrill Milnes,  until 11pm in UK.

 

Tuesday 11 August

Wednesday 19 Auugust

 

Thursday 20 August
Concerts in the West On Line, Carmenco – flute, voice and guitars, inc Tarrega, Bizet, de Falla and Ravel, 6pm. www.concertsinthewest.org

 

Friday 21 August

 

Saturday 22 August

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, The Greatest Showman, open air cinema, 7pm  www.glastonburyabbey.com

 

Sunday 23 August

Glyndebourne Opera,  Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, 2009 production, directed by Jonathan Kent, conducted by William Christie, with Sally Dexter, Lucy Crowe, Joseph Milson and Des Barritt, online from 5pm until 5pm Sunday 30th August.

 

Monday 24 August
Concerts in the West On Line,  Salem Quartet  – Rimsky-Korsakov, Byrd, Schumann, Gabrieli, Bartok and Ades, 6pm. www.concertsinthewest.org

 

Tuesday 25 August

 

Wednesday 26 August
BARNSTAPLE, Tapeley Park, The Pantaloons in Twelfth Night.  https://thepantaloons.co.uk

 

Thursday 27 August
BLANDFORD FORUM, Knighton House, The Pantaloons in Twelfth Night. https://thepantaloons.co.uk

CHURCHINFORD, Cricket Ground, The Pantaloons in Sherlock Holmes. https://thepantaloons.co.uk

FROME, Ecos Amphitheatre, Folksy Theatre in The Taming of the Shrew, 7. www.folksytheatre.co.uk

Concerts in the West On Line,  Mariela Shaker, violin and Riyad Nicolas, piano, Schubert, Mozart, Alyamni, 6pm. www.concertsinthewest.org

 

Friday 28 August

AXMINSTER, Burrow Farm Gardens,  Folksy Theatre in The Taming of the Shrew, 7. www.folksytheatre.co.uk

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, Night at the Abbey, live music and illuminations, 5.30pm. www.glastonburyabbey.com

 

Saturday 29 August

 

Sunday 30 August

GLASTONBURY, Abbey, One Enchanted Evening, stars of the musicals, proceeds to charity, 6.15. www.glastonburyabbey.com

SHERBORNE, Castle Gardens, Illyria in The Wind in the Willows, 5 and 7.30. www.illyria.co.uk

 

Monday 31 August

Tuesday 1 September

Wednesday 2 September

Thursday 3 September

Friday 4 September

 

Saturday 5 September

LANGPORT, Midleney Manor, The Pantaloons in Sherlock Holmes. https://thepantaloons.co.uk

SHERBORNE, Paddock Gardens, Amateur Players of Sherborne in Waiting for Godot, 2.30. (and 12 Sept) www.aps-sherborne.co.uk  or 07585 278722

TISBURY, Messums, Matsena Theatre Co in The Geometry of Fear, physical theatre, 7pm. www.messumswiltshire.com

 

Sunday 6 September

CORSLEY, Manor Farm, Illyria in The Wind in the Willows, 2 and 6pm. www.illyria.co.uk

 

Monday 7 September

BRIDPORT, Arts Centre, The Handlebards in Gnora the Gnome’s Daytime Disco, 4.30: Romeo and Juliet, 8. www.handlebards.com

 

Tuesday 8 September

Wednesday 9 September

 

Thursday 10 September

HIGHCLIFFE, Castle, The Pantaloons in Sherlock Holmes. https://thepantaloons.co.uk

LYME REGIS, Marine Theatre, The Handlebards in Gnora the Gnome’s Daytime Disco, 4.30: Romeo and Juliet, 8. www.handlebards.com

 

Friday 11 September

 

Saturday 12 September

BARNSTAPLE, Castle Hill, Filleigh, The Handlebards in Gnora the Gnome’s Daytime Disco, 3pm: Romeo and Juliet, 7pm. www.handlebards.com

SHERBORNE, Paddock Gardens, Amateur Players of Sherborne in Waiting for Godot, 2.30. www.aps-sherborne.co.uk  or 07585 278722

 

Sunday 13 September

BRADFORD ON AVON, The Hall, The Handlebards in Gnora the Gnome’s Daytime Disco, 3pm: Romeo and Juliet, 7pm. www.handlebards.com

 

Monday 14 September

 

Tuesday 15 September

WELLS, Bishop’s Palace, The Handlebards in Romeo and Juliet, 7pm. www.handlebards.com

 

Wednesday 16 September

 

Thursday 17 September
CLEARBROOK, nr Plymouth, The Pantaloons in Twelfth Night.  https://thepantaloons.co.uk

 

Friday 18 September

 

Saturday 19 September

TISBURY, Messums, ErrorCode 846, contemporary dance film, 7pm. www.messumswiltshire.com

 

Sunday 20 September

Monday 21 September

 

Tuesday 22 September

CORNWALL, Minack Theatre,  Illyria in The Wind in the Willows, to Sat 26 Sept. www.illyria.co.uk

 

Wednesday 23 September

Thursday 24 September

Friday 25 September

 

Saturday 26 September

Sunday 27 September

Monday 28 September

Tuesday 29 September

Wednesday 30 September

Thursday 1 October

Friday 2 October

**** Royal Shakespeare Company on line is bringing 17 productions available now on Marquee TV – a performing arts streaming service. They are Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Hamlet with Paapa Essiedu, Henry IV parts I and II with Anthony Sher, Henry V, Julius Caesar, King Lear with Anthony Sher, Love’s Labours Lost, Love’s Labours Won (Much Ado About Nothing), The Merchant of Venice with Makram Khoury and Patsy Ferran, Othello with Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati, Richard II with David Tennant, The Tempest with Simon Russell Beale, Titus Andronicus and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Artistic director Gregory Doran says: “Nothing can replace the experience of seeing a play live on stage. But with our theatres currently closed, and all of us spending much more time at home, we are pleased to be part of this initiative. This will give people from around the world the chance to see 18 of our recent productions free at this time.

“We have been filming all of our Shakespeare plays since 2013, broadcasting them into cinemas and schools, and with some being accessible through Marquee TV. Shakespeare speaks to us unlike any other writer, and this partnership with Marquee will enable everyone to enjoy his work, bringing us together virtually at a time when many of us will be apart.”