United States Live with Carnegie Hall – National Youth Ensembles: National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America / Carlos Miguel Prieto (conductor); NYO2 / Mei-Ann Chen (conductor); NYO Jazz / Sean Jones (bandleader and trumpet). Purchase College, Purchase, NY. Streamed on 24.7.2021 on Carnegie Hall’s YouTube channel. (RP)
United States Telemann, Don Quixote at Camacho’s Wedding: Soloists, Opera Saratoga Young Artists & Orchestra / Michelle Rofrano (conductor). Columbia Pavilion, Saratoga Springs State Park, NY, 14.7.2021. (RP)
United States Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion’s Man of La Mancha: Soloists, Opera Saratoga Orchestra / Laura Bergquist (conductor). Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, 8.7.2021. (RP)
United States Mahler, Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’: Sheila Armstrong (soprano), Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), Edinburgh Festival Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Bernstein (conductor). Ely Cathedral, Ely, August 1973. Streamed as part of Carnegie Hall Selects, 18-25.6.2021. (RP)
United States Various, Pity These Ashes: Tulsa 1921-2021: J’Nai Bridges (mezzo-soprano), Lady Jess (violinist), Ashley Jackson (harp), Terrance McKnight (narrator), Dancers from the Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem Chamber Players / Amadi Azikiwe (conductor), The Herb Alpert Center, Harlem School of the Arts, New York, 10.6.2021. (RP)
United States Various: Aoife O’Donovan (vocals), Gil Shaham (violin), The Knights / Eric Jacobsen (conductor). Naumburg Orchestral Concerts, Naumburg Bandshell, New York, 15.6.2021. (RP)
Pittsburgh Opera announces 2021/2022 season
Pittsburgh Opera will be returning to larger venues in its upcoming season, beginning with Mozart’s The Magic Flute in November. During the height of the COVID pandemic, Pittsburgh Opera was able to combine live performances with limited, socially-distanced audiences and live-streams of each production. For the 2021/2022 season, the company will be returning to the Benedum Center and August Wilson African American Cultural Center, while also staging operas at its headquarters.