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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Excellent, eclectic, and engaging Monday Concert Live Stream – the Ninth – from Bavarian State Opera

06/06/2020

GermanyGermany Ninth Monday Concert: Soloists of the Bavarian State Ballet and Bavarian State Orchestra, Günther Groissböck (bass), Gerold Huber (piano), Live stream from the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1.6.2020. (MMB)

Günther Groissböck (bass)

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Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival O concludes with Breaking the Waves

06/06/2020

United StatesUnited States Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Steven Osgood (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia. 29.9.2016 performance reviewed as part of Digital Festival O. (RP)

Kiera Duffy (Bess) in Breaking the Waves © Dominic M. Mercier

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Returning to David McVicar’s 2015 Vienna Tristan which showcased singers willing to stand and deliver

31/05/2020

AustriaAustria Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Peter Schneider (conductor). 18.1.2015 performance and streamed by Wiener Staatsoper Live at Home and reviewed on 28.5.2020. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s Tristan und Isolde

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Glyndebourne’s 2012 Marriage of Figaro was exceptional entertainment and kicked off Open House 2020

25/05/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Open House – Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Festival Opera performance 17.8.2012 and streamed and reviewed on 24.5.2020. (MMB)

Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s 2012 Le nozze di Figaro (c) Alastair Muir

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