Kirill Petrenko masterfully manages music by Thorvaldsdóttir, Prokofiev, and Suk in the latest Berlin Phiharmonic concert

GermanyGermany Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, Prokofiev, Suk: Daniil Trifonov (pianist), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Livestream in the Digital Concert Hall (click here) from the Philharmonie Berlin, 29.1.2021. (GT)

Anna Thorvaldsdóttir

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Robert Carsen’s funny and not-too-serious Die Zauberflöte is performed in Paris during lockdown

FranceFrance Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (La Flûte enchantée, The Magic Flute): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Cornelius Meister (conductor). Performed at – and livestreamed (directed by Jérémie Cuvillier) – from Opéra Bastille, Paris, on 22.1.2021. (JPr)

Robert Carsen’s Die Zauberflöte final scene

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Two views of a short and satisfying concert from Hélène Grimaud, Dallas Symphony and conductor Nicholas McGegan

United StatesUnited States Mozart: Hélène Grimaud (piano), Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (conductor).  Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, USA. Performance from 14.1.2021 livestreamed on DSO’s Next Stage Digital Concert Series (click here) and on DG Stage (click here) 29.1.2021. (CC) (RP)

Helene Grimaud (piano) (c) Brandon Wade

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Riveting Musical Patterns in Cleveland Orchestra livestream

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Five: Musical Patterns: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Vinay Parameswaran (conductor). Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, Performance from January 2021 reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Jung-Min Amy Lee (violin) performs Arvo Pärt’s Fratres © Roger Mastroianni

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Seong-Jin Cho plays 94 seconds of new Mozart for DG Stage on the composer’s 265th birthday

AustriaAustria Seong-Jin Cho and Rolando Villazón present Mozart World Premiere and lecture recital: Seong-Jin Cho (piano), Rolando Villazón (presenter) in conversation with Ulrich Leisinger. Great Hall of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation. Streamed on DG Stage, 27.2.2021. (CC)

Rolando Villazón, Seong-Jin Cho, & Ulrich Leisinger (c) ISM/Wolfgang Lienbacher

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For Verdi’s 200th, Hui He’s Aida lights up Arena di Verona in La Fura dels Baus’s mix of the traditional, modern, and quixotic

ItalyItaly Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2013 – Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of Arena di Verona / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Performance of 14.6.2013 and currently available on Marquee TV as a livestream (directed by Andy Sommer). (JPr)

La Fura del Baus’s Aida final scene

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The English Symphony Orchestra’s fine commemoration of International Holocaust Memorial Day

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Inspired by Mahler – Mahler, Weinberg, Schulhoff, Ullmann: April Fredrick (soprano), Zoë Beyers (violin), English Symphony Orchestra / Kenneth Woods (conductor). Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, relayed via the ESO’s YouTube channel, 27.1.2021. (JQ)

English Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods
at Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth

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Much memorable singing from Piotr Beczala and Sondra Radvanovsky who are Met Stars Live in Concert in Wuppertal

GermanyGermany Met Stars Live in Concert – Piotr Beczala and Sondra Radvanovsky: Vincenzo Scalera (piano). Livestreamed (directed by Gary Halvorson) from Stadthalle Wuppertal, Germany, 23.1.2021. (JPr)

Sondra Radvanovsky (soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor), & Vincenzo Scalera (piano)

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