A New Dark Age from three female composers is the Royal Opera’s requiem for the world we have lost in 2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom New Dark Age The Knife of Dawn and A New Dark Age: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathon Heywood (conductor, The Knife of Dawn), Natalie Murray Beale (conductor, A New Dark Age). Live-streamed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 24.10.2020 (JPr)

A New Dark Age (c) Tristram Kenton

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Garsington Opera show how the themes in Fidelio resonate in 2020 now our freedoms are severely restricted

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Garsington Opera’s Fidelio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, Members of the Phiharmonia / Douglas Boyd (conductor). September 2020 performance filmed (directed by Sonia Lovett) in the Garsington Opera Pavilion, Wormsley, and reviewed when streamed on OperaVision, 23.10.2020. (JPr)

Garsington Opera’s Fidelio on OperaVision

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Cal Performances’s Real Enemies: virtuosic music propels a disquieting dive into conspiracy theories

United StatesUnited States Darcey James Argue, Real Enemies: Secret Society band / Darcy James Argue (conductor). Produced exclusively for Cal Performances at Home (available on demand through 19.1.2021) and streamed first on 21.10.2020. (HS)

Cal Performances at Home’s Real Enemies

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Baruch Performing Arts Center presents dwb (driving while black) – a story of motherhood and race

United StatesUnited States Kander, dwb (driving while black): Roberta Gumbel (soprano), New Morse Code, Baruch Performing Arts Center and Opera Omaha. Performance recorded at Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, Kansas, and viewed on YouTube. (RP)

Michael Compitello (percussion), Roberta Gumbel (librettist/soprano) & Hannah Collins (cello)

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Revelatory singing by Anja Kampe in Munich’s revival of Wozzeck

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Bavarian State Opera (Chorus master: Stellario Fagone), Bavarian State Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 14.10.2020. (ALL)

Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Captain) & Simon Keenlyside (Wozzeck)

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