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What To Watch on Marquee TV This Season

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Your Autumn/Winter digital cultural calendar

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The lockdowns of the past year and a half brought virtual culture into the spotlight. Confined to our homes, many of us discovered the joys of watching theatre, dance and music performances from our sofas – and although real-life venues are now open again, interest in the digital sphere shows no sign of slowing.

One of the pioneers in this space is Marquee TV, a streaming service for arts and culture. Its Autumn/Winter season features over 50 new performances from the world’s leading orchestras, opera and dance companies, plus exclusive films and a new spoken word collection. Here we highlight some of the best content launching on the platform over the next few months.

What To Watch on Marquee TV This Season

La Boheme, Marquee TV

Classical and Opera

A longstanding partner of Marquee TV, The London Philharmonic Orchestra will be presenting a new season of 12 concerts. This will include four violin concerts performed by George Walker, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Elgar and Beethoven.

Viewers will also be treated to 10 new opera titles from Teatro alla Scala, including their 2021 Cosi Fan Tutte, which is exclusive to Marquee TV. Other shows include Il Viaggio a Reims, Simon Boccanegra and Don Carlo.

Fancy a virtual holiday? Allow Opera Australia to transport you to the iconic Sydney Harbour with its collection of productions filmed there, including Aida, Carmen, La Boheme, La Traviata, Madama Butterfly and Turandot.

Dance

The legacy of Gene Kelly is being honoured in new ballet production, Starstruck – a Scottish Ballet performance of Pas de Dieux, which premieres on Marquee TV in a special ticketed event. Kelly was one of the first to bring the American style of ballet to Europe, and his work influenced a generation of dance-makers. Starstruck will draw us into Kelly’s world, set to Gershwin’s effortlessly cool Concerto in F with extracts from Chopin.

Also not to be missed: the new collection from Rambert Dance Company, which includes the critically acclaimed Draw from Within, and a new piece from Rambert’s Artistic Director, Benoit Swan Pouffer.

The Australian Ballet, Marquee TV

Branco Gaica

Theatre

Available on Marquee TV from December will be Ian Rickson’s much-celebrated adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. The play was in the final weeks of its London run when the pandemic hit, but it was captured for the screen in an empty Harold Pinter Theatre, featuring the original cast including Toby Jones and Richard Armitage, with Roger Allam replacing Ciarán Hinds.

Marquee TV, Southbank Centre

Mark Allan

Spoken Word

Marquee TV will add a new spoken word strand to its platform this season. Catch Cheltenham Literature Festival’s ‘Writing The World’ series, which features interviews with five writers including double Pulitzer winner Colson Whitehead and Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk.

Country & Town House readers get 50% off an annual subscription to Marquee TV. Visit marquee.tv/culture to learn more.

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