Singing in English from Rosenblatt Recitals at Home is an entertaining miscellany  

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rosenblatt Recitals at Home in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer – From Purcell to Lerner and Loewe – Singing in English: available as audio and video streaming if you click here. (JPr)

Susan Bullock (soprano) and Richard Berkeley-Steele (tenor)
accompanied by Malcolm Martineau

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Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic start 2021 by exploring themes of life and death in literature and paintings

GermanyGermany Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky: Berlin Philharmonic / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Livestreamed in the Digital Concert Hall (click here) from the Philharmonie Berlin, 16.1.2021. (GT)

Kirill Petrenko (c) Wilfried Hösl/Berlin Philharmonic

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Brooklyn Art Song Society’s Schubert cycle continues at the start of 2021 with Winterreise

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert III: Steven Eddy (baritone), Michael Brofman (piano), Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. Livestream available from 16.1.2021. (RP)

BASS – Schubert III (c) Joan Chiverton

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RSNO splendidly juxtaposes Errollyn Wallen’s Mighty River and Dvořák’s New World Symphony

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Errollyn Wallen, Wagner, Dvořák: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano) / James Lowe (conductor). Livestream from the RSNO Centre, Glasgow, 15.1.2021 (GT)

Errolyn Wallen (c) Azzurra Primavera

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PROTOTYPE screens Frost’s The Murder of Halit Yozgat – an opera in quarantine

United StatesUnited States PROTOTYPE – OPERA ǀ THEATRE ǀ NOW [3]: Frost & Ekman, The Murder of Halit Yozgat: co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, New York, 8-16.1.2021. (RP)

The Murder of Halit Yozgat © Richard Mosse

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Piotr Beczala features in Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s nightmarish Rusalka in pre-pandemic Vienna

AustriaAustria Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). 4.2.2020 performance at the Vienna State Opera, livestreamed (directed by Jasmina Eleta) on 15.1.2021. (JPr)

Opening scene of Vienna State Opera’s Rusalka

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Singing in Blaibach, Germany, Julia Bullock gets to the heart of healing music

United StatesUnited States Various, Julia Bullock (classical singer) and Laura Poe (piano): Recorded at Konzerthaus Blaibach, Germany, 10.12.2020, exclusively for Cal Performances, Berkeley, California. Available as a livestream from 14.1.2021-14.4.2021. (HS)

Julia Bullock singing Weill’s ‘Speak Low’ with Laura Poe (piano)

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The Event Horizon: hope and ambition from Simon Armitage and The Hallé

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Hallé Winter Season, Episode 3 – The Event Horizon: Simon Armitage (Poet Laureate), Jess Gillam (saxophone), The Hallé / Jonathan Bloxham (conductor). Broadcast from Hallé St Peters, Manchester, 14.1.2021. (CS)

Jess Gillam performs Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto with the Hallé Orchestra
(c) The Hallé

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