Modena’s refreshing Dido and Aeneas is a real rethinking of the music and the drama from

ItalyItaly Purcell, Dido and Aeneas: Soloists, Coro Lirico di Modena I Madrigalisti Estensi, Ensemble Alraune / Mario Sollazzo (conductor). Live streaming from Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Modena, on YouTube (and Opera on Video), 8.11.2020. (CC)

Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti’s Dido and Aeneas

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Ticciati, Rattle, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin bring musical solace to a corona-blighted city

GermanyGermany Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Birtwistle, Mahler: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Robin Ticciati and Sir Simon Rattle (conductors). Live-streamed (directed by Jörg Thomas Mohr) from Philharmonie Berlin. 7.11.2020. (JPr)

DSO’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

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Anna Pirozzi and Yusif Eyvazov were outstanding in Teatro Massimo’s concert performance of Manon Lescaut

ItalyItaly Puccini, Manon Lescaut (in concert form): Chorus (chorus master: Ciro Visco) and Orchestra of Teatro Massimo / Jader Bignamini (conductor). 21.10.2020 performance live-streamed (directed by Antonio Di Giovanni) from Teatro Massimo, Palermo. (JPr)

Teatro Massimo’s Manon Lescaut

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Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak are memorable in Vienna’s Pagliacci on a sad night for the city

AustriaAustria Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Marco Armiliato (conductor). 2.11.2020 performance reviewed as a live stream (directed by Ella Gallieni) on 5.11.2020. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s Cavalleria rusticana

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Ensemble Pi furthers the conversation on reparations through music and prose

United StatesUnited States Ensemble Pi, Reparations NOW!: Various composers: Airi Yoshioka (violin), Alexis Gerlach (cello), Allison Loggins-Hull (flute), Moran Katz (clarinet), Wayne Dumaine (trumpet), Bill Trigg (percussion), Idith Korman (piano & accordion), Damian Norfleet (narrator) / Trevor Weston and Raquel Acevedo Klein (conductors). The Center at West Park, New York. First streamed on 29.10.2020. (RP)

Ensemble Pi at The Center at West Park © Daniel Hess

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