The Telephone leads to Miss Fortune for Guildhall School of Music and Drama

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone and Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Performance of 7.3.2022 streamed here from 25.3. until 1.4.2022. (JPr)

Cleo Lee McGowan (Tina), Jonathan Eyers (Simon) and Amy Holyland (Donna)

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‘Music of comfort, strength and hope’ in A Concert for Ukraine from the Metropolitan Opera

United StatesUnited States Various, A Concert for Ukraine: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House on 14.3.2022 and available here through 21.3.2022. (JPr)

Façade of the Lincoln Center

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In Dresden, Christian Thielemann’s first Aida is a triumph

GermanyGermany Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Dancers, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Michael Beyer) on 13.3.2022 from the Semperoper Dresden and available until 12.6.2022. (JPr)

Georg Zeppenfeld (Ramfis) and Oksana Volkova (Amneris) (c) Ludwig Olah

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Focus is on Lise Davidsen but Isabel Leonard, Brenda Rae and Marek Janowski make the Met’s Ariadne an ensemble success

United StatesUnited States Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Marek Janowski (conductor). Transmitted live (directed by Gary Halvorson) from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 12.3.2022. (JPr)

Brenda Rae (Zerbinetta) and Isabel Leonard (Composer) (c) Marty Sohl

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Peter Grimes comes ashore as the Dutchman in Stefan Herheim’s new Munich production

GermanyGermany Britten, Peter Grimes: Soloists, Children’s Chorus, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper / Edward Gardner (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Miriam Hoyer) from Munich’s Nationaltheater, 6.3.2022. (JPr)

Stuart Skelton (Grimes, centre) in Bayerische Staatsoper’s Peter Grimes © W Hoesl

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