Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: despite the magnetic Alessandra Ferri, Wayne McGregor’s triptych will not be for you

28/06/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works – a triptych: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). 8.2.2017 performance streamed online and reviewed on 27.6.2020. (JPr)

Alessandra Ferri and Federico Bonelli in Tuesday © Dave Morgan

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Lockdown View from the Villa takes in a magisterial Lohengrin from Netrebko, Beczala, and Thielemann

28/06/2020

GermanyGermany Wagner, Lohengrin: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sinfoniechor Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Performance of 25.5.2016 and reviewed as a Semperoper Weekend Stream on 27.6.2020. (JPr)

Piotr Beczala and Anna Netrebko (c) Daniel Koch

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Live from Covent Garden: Dame Sarah Connolly’s triumphant return to singing with her moving Mahler

21/06/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gluck, Mahler – Live from Covent Garden: Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Vadim Muntagirov (dancer), soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Streamed live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 20.6.2020. (JPr)

Dame Sarah Connolly (c) Tristram Kenton

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Met’s 1984 La forza celebrates 2020’s Juneteenth though Leontyne Price and Isola Jones’s stellar performances

20/06/2020

United StatesUnited States Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). 24.3.1984 performance reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 20.6.2020. (JPr)

Leontyne Price (Leonora) and Giuseppe Giacomini (Alvaro)

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Pittsburgh Opera celebrates General Director Christopher Hahn’s 20 years with the company with a digital Mask-erade

16/06/2020

United StatesUnited States Maecenas XXXVI – Mask-erade: Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists, Natalie Bencivenga (host). A special online event from Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh, 14.6.2020. (RP)

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At the lockdown barre: The Royal Ballet in an #OurHousetoYourHouse 2005 La Fille mal gardée

13/06/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ferdinand Hérold (arr. John Lanchbery), La Fille mal gardéeDancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Anthony Twiner (conductor). 2.2.2005 performance reviewed as an Our House to Your House stream on 12.6.2020. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez (Lise) and Carlos Acosta (Colas)

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Paris in summer lockdown: Philharmonia’s backstage antics on TV and Claus Guth’s sci-fi La bohème

11/06/2020

FranceFrance Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Choruses, and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Gustavo Dudamel (conductor). 12.12.2017 performance at the Opéra Bastille, Paris, replayed and reviewed on 10.6.2020. (JPr)

Nicole Car as Mimì in La bohème © Bernd Uhlig/OnP

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You will not see and hear their like again: Verrett, Pavarotti, and MacNeil in a 1978 Met Tosca

07/06/2020

United StatesUnited States Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Conlon (conductor). Performance of 18.12.1978 and reviewed a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 5.6.2020. (JPr)

Luciano Pavarotti (Cavaradossi) and Shirley Verrett (Tosca)

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