Viva La Diva! Anna Netrebko sang Tosca in Naples and brought some light to our current darkness

ItalyItaly Puccini, Tosca (concert version): Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: Gea Garatti Ansini), Children Chorus (chorus master: Stefania Rinaldi), and Orchestra of Teatro di San Carlo / Juraj Valčuha (conductor). July 2020 performance in the Piazza del Plebiscito, live streamed and reviewed on 30.7.2020. (JPr)

Ludovic Tézier (Scarpia) & Anna Netrebko (Tosca) © Mario Wurzburger

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Pittsburgh Festival Opera beats the pandemic with grit, ingenuity and technology

United StatesUnited States UNSTAGED: Pittsburgh Festival Opera Pandemic Season: Various artists, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, streaming from Pittsburgh, 10-26.7.2020. (RP)

Marianne Cornetti

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From La Jolla, California, Weilerstein and Barnatan dance eloquently with Beethoven

United StatesUnited States Beethoven: Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Inon Barnatan (piano), presented virtually by Aspen Music Festival, streaming from Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla, California, 26.7.2020. (HS)

Alisa Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan playing for the Aspen Music Festival

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High-powered Shostakovich anchors Seattle Chamber Music Society Virtual Summer Festival performance

United StatesUnited States Various composers: Soloists, Seattle Chamber Music Society, streaming from The Center for Chamber Music, Seattle, 24.7.2020. (ZC)

Simone Porter (violin), Andrew Armstrong (piano) & Edward Aaron (cello) (c) SCMS

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The Met presents Jonas Kaufmann Live in Concert from Bavaria

GermanyGermany Met Stars Live in Concert [1]: Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) and Helmut Deutsch (piano). Live stream (directed by Gary Halvorson) from Polling Abbey, Polling bei Weilheim, 18.7.2020. (RP)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) and Helmut Deutsch (piano) at Polling Abbey
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Intimate arrangements for tenor and harp of Latin American songs finds Rolando Villazón close to his best again

FranceFrance Serenata Latina: Rolando Villazón (tenor) and Xavier de Maistre (harp). Live stream from Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens, Paris, and reviewed on 17.7.2020. (JPr)

Xavier de Maistre (harp) & Rolando Villazón (tenor)

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Works & Process – Guggenheim and Met Present New Works by Missy Mazzoli and Nico Muhly

United StatesUnited States Works & Process Artists Virtual Commissions – Mazzoli, Muhly: Co-presented by Guggenheim Museum & Metropolitan Opera, New York, and streamed online 12-13.7.2020. (RP)

Missy Mazzoli © Victor Naine/I Hate Flash

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