Irish National Opera present twenty new compact operas inventively addressing themes of today

IrelandIreland 20 Shots of Opera: Cast of Irish National Opera, RTÉ Concert Orchestra / Fergus Sheil and Elaine Kelly (conductors), filmed in Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and broadcast on Irish National Opera Website 17.12.2020. (RB)

Fergus Sheil

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It maybe a Weill but give Opera North’s The Seven Deadly Sins a chance if you can

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins: Soloists, Orchestra of Opera North / James Holmes (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jonathan Haswell) from Leeds Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre, 21.11.2020. (JPr)

Shelley Eva Haden (Anna II) & Wallis Giunta (Anna I) © Tristram Kenton

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Musical splendours in a wonderful performance of Handel’s Ariodante livestreamed from the Royal Opera House

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Ariodante in Concert: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Christian Curnyn (conductor). Livestream (directed for TV by Peter Jones) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 20.11.2020. (JPr)

Chen Reiss (Ginevra), Gerald Finley (King of Scotland) & Paula Murrihy (Ariodante)

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Guildhall School’s Triple Bill is an impressive, if thought-provoking, socially distanced achievement

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Triple Bill: Guildhall School Orchestra / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Live stream from the GSMD’s Silk Street Theatre and reviewed on 2.11.2020. (JPr)

Zanetto – Ella de Jongh (Silvia) and Jessica Ouston (Zanetto)

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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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