Compelling and cutting-edge: LA Opera presents Prototype Festival’s Modulation

United StatesUnited States Various composers, Modulation: Prototype Festival co-presented by LA Opera / a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and Here, streaming from 8.1 to 16.1.2021 (click here). (JRo)

Modulation – A still from Raven Chacon’s ‘La Indita Cautiva’

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Bask in the afterglow of Bach’s magnificent Christmas Oratorio thanks to Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort and Players

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Live from London Christmas – Bach, Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248: Soloists, Gabrieli Consort and Players / Paul McCreesh (conductor), plus chorales from Gabrieli ROAR.  St John’s, Smith Square, London. Livestreamed 25.12.2020 (and available to 6.1.2021). (CC)

Cantata VI – Soloists, Gabrieli Consort and Players, Paul McCreesh (conductor)

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Nureyev’s The Nutcracker from Vienna State Ballet looks back to the past and also to the future

AustriaAustria Rudolf Nureyev’s Der Nussknacker (The Nutcracker): Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Kevin Rhodes (conductor). 27.12.2018 performance at Vienna State Opera House, reviewed as a livestream (directed by Balázs Delbó). (JPr)

Robert Gabdullin (Prince) and Natascha Mair (Clara)

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The New Year’s Eve Gala in the Met Stars Live in Concert series was generally upbeat and life-enhancing

GermanyGermany Met Stars Live in Concert – New Year’s Eve Gala: Angel Blue, Pretty Yende (sopranos), Javier Camarena, Matthew Polenzani (tenors), Cécile Restier (piano), Vienna Morphing Quintet. Livestreamed from Parktheater im Kurhaus Göggingen, Augsburg, 31.12.2020. (JPr)

Angel Blue (soprano) and Cécile Restier (piano)

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A sublime, life-enhancing, New Year’s Day Concert 2021 from Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic

AustriaAustria New Year’s Day Concert 2021 (without audience): Vienna Philharmonic / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Broadcast (directed by Henning Kasten) from the Golden Hall, Musikverein, Vienna, 1.1.2021. (JPr)

Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic

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The champagne falls flat for Vienna’s lockdown 2020 New Year’s Eve Die Fledermaus

AustriaAustria Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Cornelius Meister (conductor). Livestream (directed by Volker Grohskopf) from the Vienna State Opera, 31.12.2020. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s Die Fledermaus Act II

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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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