Opera North in 2020-2021 – livestreams and future plans


The Seven Deadly Sins: livestream of Gary Clarke’s new production on Sat 21 November at Leeds Playhouse

Fidelio: livestream conducted by Mark Wigglesworth on Sat 12 December at Leeds Town Hall

Film of Whistle Stop Opera: Cinderella will be released online in December as an alternative to pantomime trips for families and schools

Spring 2021 tour of Parsifal postponed; replaced by highlights of Wagner’s Ring conducted by Richard Farnes using Jonathan Dove’s orchestrations

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St John’s Smith Square’s 35th Christmas Festival with live audience and streamed live

St John’s Smith Square postpones live concerts throughout November but announces
35th Christmas Festival

Further to the Government announcement of new national restrictions, St John’s Smith Square will not be operating any public events between Thursday 5th November and Wednesday 2nd December inclusive.  SJSS are working to reschedule all concerts due to take place during this period to new dates in 2021. 

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Young Concert Artists announces 2020 events

Young Concert Artists announces 60th anniversary season

The 60th anniversary season of the Young Concert Artists opens on 21 October with a concert streaming live from Merkin Hall that will feature performances by an array of artists representing YCA’s remarkable history. The program will include solo and chamber works by Ravel, Bach, Handel and Higdon, as well as the world premiere of a partita for solo violin by YCA Composer Chris Rogerson. (Rogerson is represented by Young Concert Artists, Inc., and served as YCA Composer-in-Residence from 2010-2012. In 2016, he joined the Musical Studies Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.)

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra announces a series of streamed performances

Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s streamed performances in October

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra continues its commitment to bringing world-class music to audiences at home throughout October, with four evening chamber concerts filmed at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh and two lunchtime concerts live-streamed from St Andrews University.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) today announces six further streamed concerts throughout October as part of its autumn Season, featuring music by Brahms, Handel, Coleridge-Taylor and Philidor.

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The King’s Singers Digital Tour and New Music Prize

The King’s Singers partner with IDAGIO for a digital concert series and launch The King’s Singers New Music Prize

The King’s Singers © Rebecca Reid

The King’s Singers Digital Tour

Following the success of ‘Back in Harmony in July 2020’, second only in popularity to Yo-Yo Ma’s summer concert, The King’s Singers will again partner with the streaming site IDAGIO in four 60-minute concerts entitled ‘The King’s Singers Digital Tour’. The series runs from October to December via IDAGIO’S Global Concert Hall. Tickets are Euro 9.90 and each concert will be available to view for 24 hours.

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The Metropolitan Opera (2020–)2021 season update

The Met in 2021

The Metropolitan Opera Cancels Its 2020–21 Season Due to the Ongoing Pandemic
while also Announcing Its Lineup for 2021–22 (for more information click here)

  • A full slate of performances is announced for 2021–22, including three contemporary Met premieres—the most since 1928—starting with the Opening Night presentation of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, on September 27, 2021.
  • In addition to Fire Shut Up in My Bones, the 2021–22 season will feature five more new productions: the Met premieres of Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice, Brett Dean’s Hamlet, and the original five-act French version of Verdi’s Don Carlos, and new stagings of Verdi’s Rigoletto and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
  • Maestro Nézet-Séguin will conduct Fire Shut Up in My BonesEurydiceDon Carlos, and revivals of Le Nozze di Figaro and Tosca.
  • The Met’s Live in HD series of cinema transmissions will return with ten presentations, including all six new productions.

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is back with ten brand-new concerts as part of its first ever Digital Season

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra presents first Digital Season 

  • RSNO launches ten concert digital season led by Music Director Thomas Søndergård
  • Season celebrates 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven
  • Season presents a diverse programme of pieces rarely heard by audiences in Scotland
  • Midori is Artist in Residence and performs World Premiere of Glanert Violin Concerto No2
  • Season is accessible and affordable

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