HERE presents the premiere of No One Is Forgotten, an opera for radio conceived during the pandemic

United StatesUnited States Paola Prestini & Sxip Shirey, No One Is Forgotten: Soloists, Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) / Raquel Acevedo Klein (conductor). HERE Arts Center, National Sawdust, Brooklyn. Based on the Winter Miller play of the same name, and premiered on 24.2.2021. Available for streaming through 24.4.2021. (RP)

Photo from the original production of No One Is Forgotten,
with Sarah Nina Hayon (Lali) and Renata Friedman (Beng) © Paula Court

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The Berlin Philharmonic recreates ‘The Golden Twenties’ of Moka Efti brilliantly in an evening of jazz and cabaret

GermanyGermany Weill, Wolpe, Seiber – ‘A night at the Moka Efti’: Dagmar Manzel (narrator/singer), Berlin Philharmonic / Michael Hasel (conductor). Performed at the Philharmonie Berlin and livestreamed via the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall, 23.2.2021. (GT)

Berlin Philharmonic’s ‘A night at the Moka Efti’ (c) Frederike van der Straeten

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Tony and the Young Artists: Stephanie Wake-Edwards will leave you shaken and stirred by her cocktail of cabaret songs

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tony and the Young Artists – Alexandra Lowe (soprano), Stephanie Wake-Edwards (mezzo-soprano), Filipe Manu (tenor) and Sir Antonio Pappano (piano): Livestream from the Crush Room, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 19.2.2021. (JPr)

Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Alexandra Lowe (soprano)
and Stephanie Wake-Edwards (mezzo-soprano)

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Rachvelishvili and Beczala lead an impressive Vienna ensemble as Bieito brings enhanced dramatic intent to Carmen

AustriaAustria Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Children of the Opera School, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor). Performed at the Vienna State Opera and livestreamed (directed by Karina Fibich) on 21.2.2021. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s Carmen Act II

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Thomas Søndergård debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic in a magnificent concert of ‘The Golden Twenties’ music

GermanyGermany ‘The Golden Twenties’ – Prokofiev, Sibelius, Weill: Berlin Philharmonic / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Performed in the Philharmonie Berlin and streamed on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall, 20.2.2021. (GT)

Thomas Søndergård (c) Martin Bubandt

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JACK Quartet brings Helmut Lachenmann to the Miller Theater

United StatesUnited States Lachenmann: JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto & Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; Jay Campbell, cello), Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York, 16.2.2021, and streaming (Concert Link). (DS)

JACK Quartet (c) Beowulf Sheehan

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As Radvanovsky hits new heights in Paris, Aida is not the museum piece Lotte de Beer thinks it is

FranceFrance Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opéra national de Paris / Michele Mariotti (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Francois-René Martin) from Opéra Bastille, Paris, 18.2.2021. (JPr)

Jonas Kaufmann (Radamès) & Dmitry Belosselskiy (Ramfis)  (c) Vincent Pontet

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