Die ersten Menschen is Rudi Stephan’s musical legacy because his life was tragically short

NetherlandsNetherlands Rudi Stephan, Die ersten Menschen (The First Humans): Soloists, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Filmed (directed by Sarah Derendinger) at De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam, and streamed from 25.6.2021 on ARTE Concert. (JPr)

Dutch National Opera’s Die ersten Menschen © Ruth Walz

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Stravinsky’s searing Oedipus Rex at LA Opera: an event for our times

United StatesUnited States Stravinsky, Oedipus Rex: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor). Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, streaming on LA Opera’s On Now digital platform from 17.6.2021. (JRo)

Animation still from LA Opera’s Oedipus Rex created by Manual Cinema

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Seattle Opera’s new film of Tosca succeeds with a strong cast and iconic cathedral location

United StatesUnited States Puccini, Tosca: Soloists and Chorus of the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Kazem Abdullah (conductor), Seattle. Subscriber access 4-27.6.2021, and streaming 25-27.6.2021. (ZC)

Alexandra LoBianco (Tosca) & Michael Chioldi (Scarpia) (c) Philip Newton

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