Manfred Honeck leads a thoughtful presentation of Mozart in Dresden  

GermanyGermany Mozart, Haydn, and Gregorian Chant: Nikola Hillebrand (soprano), Marie Henriette Reinhold (contralto), Sebastian Kohlhepp (tenor), Mikhail Timoshenko (bass), Ulrich Tukur (reciter), Dresden Chamber Choir (chorus director: Tobias Mäthger), Dresden Kreuzchor (chorus director: Karl Pohlandt), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Manfred Honeck (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 11.4.2022 (MB)

Manfred Honeck (c) Oliver Killig

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In Dresden, Christian Thielemann’s first Aida is a triumph

GermanyGermany Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Dancers, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Michael Beyer) on 13.3.2022 from the Semperoper Dresden and available until 12.6.2022. (JPr)

Georg Zeppenfeld (Ramfis) and Oksana Volkova (Amneris) (c) Ludwig Olah

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Semperoper Ballett’s first streaming event is a six-part celebration of who they are and how they’re doing things

GermanyGermany A Collection of Short Stories – multi-part ballet evening: Dancers of Semperoper Ballett. Filmed (directed by Tilo Krause for Armida Film) at Semperoper Dresden and streamed from 2 until 15.7.2021 (click here). (JPr)

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (c) Ian Whalen

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Excellently sung new Capriccio in Strauss’s spiritual Dresden home is conducted by the unsurpassable Thielemann

GermanyGermany Richard Strauss, Capriccio: Soloists, Men’s Chorus of the Dresden State Opera, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Recorded (directed by Tiziano Mancini) at the Semperoper Dresden on 8.5.2021 and streamed from 22.5.2021. (JPr)

Semperoper Dresden’s Capriccio (c) Ludwig Olah

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Köpplinger’s child-friendly Die Zauberflöte returns opera to Dresden’s Semperoper

GermanyGermany Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Soloists, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Staatskapelle Dresden / Christoph Gedschold (conductor). Filmed (directed by Tilo Krause) at the Semperoper Dresden on 31.3.2021 and streamed on 5.4.2021. (JPr)

Klaus Florian Vogt (Tamino) and Nikola Hillebrand (Queen of the Night)

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The Dresden Festival Orchestra’s Beethoven shows all you need is the right players and a sympathetic conductor

GermanyGermany Beethoven: Dresden Festival Orchestra / Josep Caballé Domenech (conductor). 12.9.2020 performance from Löwensaal, Dresden, reviewed when streamed live on Dreamstage. (LV)

Josep Caballé Domenech (conductor)

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Lockdown View from the Villa takes in a magisterial Lohengrin from Netrebko, Beczala, and Thielemann

GermanyGermany Wagner, Lohengrin: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sinfoniechor Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Performance of 25.5.2016 and reviewed as a Semperoper Weekend Stream on 27.6.2020. (JPr)

Piotr Beczala and Anna Netrebko (c) Daniel Koch

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