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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New English Ballet Theatre’s emotional Remembrance acts as a reminder of different times

United KingdomUnited Kingdom New English Ballet Theatre’s Remembrance: filmed at Peacock Theatre, London, and premiered on YouTube on 15.10.2020. (JO’D)

Alessia Lugoboni (Marie Rambert) & Alexander Nuttall (Ashley Dukes)
(c) Deborah Jaffe

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A Feast in the Time of Plague may not be the vaccine we hunger for, but is still a considerable achievement

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Grange Park Opera’s A Feast in the Time of Plague: Soloists, Alex Woolf (piano) / Toby Purser (conductor). Recorded 12-13.9.2020 and review on YouTube. (JPr)

Susan Bullock (Claire) in A Feast in the Time of Plague

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François Girard’s static, drab, and unevenly cast Met Der fliegende Holländer

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Performance recorded on 10.3.2020 (directed by Gary Halvorson) and reviewed as Met Opera on Demand. (JPr)

Anja Kampe (Senta) in Act II Der fliegende Holländer
(c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage and dancing back into our hearts

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathan Lo (conductor). Live-streamed from the Royal Opera House, London, 9.10.2020. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio)
in Don Quixote Act III pas de deux (c) Tristram Kenton

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