Jonas Kaufmann’s Rodolfo is a revelation in a vintage Munich La bohème for our time and all time

GermanyGermany Puccini, La bohème: Soloists. Kinderchor und Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Asher Fisch (conductor). Recorded live on 27.11.2020 and available as Video-on-Demand (click here) until 3.1.2021. (JPr)

La bohème Act IV in Otto Schenk’s Munich production

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Fascinating new Modena staging of Massenet’s Werther involves intelligent use of technology

ItalyItaly Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Scuola voci bianche del Teatro Communale di Modena, Orchestra Filarmonica dell’Opera Italiana Bruno Bartoletti / Francesco Pasqualetti (conductor). Livestreamed from Teatro Communale Luciano Pavarotti, Modena, via (click here) by Edunova on 4.12.2020. (CC)

Teatro Communale Luciano Pavarotti’s Werther (c) Rolando Paolo Guerzoni

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Choreography iconic and new from Hans van Manen and Martin Schläpfer in Vienna State Ballet’s Mahler, live

AustriaAustria Mahler, live – choreography by Hans van Manen and Martin Schläpfer: Soloists and Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Axel Kober (conductor). Filmed at Vienna State Opera (directed by Miriam Hoyer) and available on ARTE Concert (click here) until 4.3.2021. (JPr)

Olga Esina and Marco Menha in Live

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Frederick Ashton’s poetic view of Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet – Enigma Variations: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Pavel Sorokin (conductor). Filmed on 5.11.2019 (directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon), now streamed and available to watch (click here) until 3.1.2021. (JO’D)

Bennet Gartside (A.J. Jaeger), Laura Morera (The Lady Elgar),
and Christopher Saunders (Edward Elgar) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers fits smoothly into Opera San Jose’s creative video format

United StatesUnited States Jake Heggie, Three Decembers: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe and Sunny Yoon (pianos) / Christopher James Ray (conductor), fully staged production by Opera San Jose, video made at Fred Heiman Digital Media Studio, San Jose, California, and streaming from 3.12.2020 to 31.12.2020. (HS)

Susan Graham, Efraín Solís, & Maya Kherani in Three Decembers (c) David Allen

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