Beating the odds – Pittsburgh Opera’s delightful, pandemic-wise Così fan tutte

United StatesUnited States Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra/Anthony Walker (conductor). Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, Pittsburgh, 29.10.2020. (RP)

Maire Therese Carmack (Dorabella) and Madeline Ehlinger (Fiordiligi)
© David Bachman Photography

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Geneva’s riveting performance of Janáček’s The Makropoulos Affair with a pre-recorded orchestra

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Janáček, The Makropoulos Affair: Soloists, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Chorus of Grand Théatre de Genève (chorus master: Alan Woodbridge) / Tomas Netopil (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 26.10.2020. (ALL)

Rachel Harnisch (Emilia Marty) © Magali Dougados

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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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Animation makes White Snake Projects’ live digital opera, Alice in the Pandemic, zing!

United StatesUnited States Jorge Sosa, Alice in the Pandemic: Soloists, Victory Players, VOICES Boston / Tian Hui Ng (conductor). A digital opera from White Snake Projects, Boston, streamed via Crowdcast on 25.10.2020. (RP)

The White Rabbit © Curvin Huber

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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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