The Metropolitan Opera marks the anniversary of 9/11 with Verdi’s Requiem

United StatesUnited States Verdi’s Requiem – The Met Remembers 9/11: Ailyn Pérez (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Eric Owens (bass-baritone), Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Metropolitan Opera, New York, 11.9.2021. (RP)

Verdi’s Requiem at the Metropolitan Opera © Richard Termine/The Met

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Dvořák Prague International Music Festival opens with Andres Orozco-Estrada conducting Filarmonica della Scala

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Dvořák Prague International Music Festival: Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Julian Rachlin (violin), Filarmonica della Scala / Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor). Rudolfinum, Prague, 6-7.9.2021. (RP)

Andres Orozco-Estrada (conductor) © Petr Dyrc

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Viennese charm, wit and waltzes enchant in the Volksoper’s The Merry Widow

AustriaAustria Lehár, The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe): Soloists, Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of the Volksoper Wien / Alfred Eschwé (conductor). Volksoper Wien, Vienna, 3.9.2021. (RP)

Volksoper’s Die lustige Witwe (previous performances) © Volksoper Wien

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The Singapore Symphony Orchestra celebrates National Day online with music new and old

SingaporeSingapore SSO National Day Concert – New Music, New Hopes: Kailin Yong (violin), Jason Lai (master of ceremonies), Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Joshua Tan (conductor). Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore, 29.8.2021. Available for streaming on SISTIC Live through 28.9.2021. (RP)

Joshua Tan conducts the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (c) SSO

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The Bartered Bride at Prague’s National Theatre is a sheer delight

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Smetana, The Bartered Bride (Prodaná nevěsta): Soloists, National Theatre Opera Ballet, Members of the Continuo Theatre, Dancers and Members of the Prague Philharmonic Children’s Choir, National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / David Švec (conductor). National Theatre, Prague, 1.9.2021. (RP)

National Theatre’s The Bartered Bride (previous performances) © Hana Smejkalová

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