United Kingdom National Theatre at Home – Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Small Island: filmed live on stage at the National Theater in May 2019 and viewed on 24.6.2020. (RP)
The Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) has given its 2020 Award for Best New Opera to composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson for Blue.
For the first time in its 60+ year history, Lincoln Center is celebrating Pride by illuminating its plaza with a rainbow design and by flying the Rainbow Flag in front of its campus. For the rest of June, the installation acknowledges the histories, struggles and contributions of LGBTQIA+ communities and celebrates the full spectrum of queer identity.
United States Maecenas XXXVI – Mask-erade: Pittsburgh Opera’s Resident Artists, Natalie Bencivenga (host). A special online event from Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh, 14.6.2020. (RP)
United States Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Steven Osgood (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia. 29.9.2016 performance reviewed as part of Digital Festival O. (RP)
United States Roumain, We Shall Not Be Moved: Soloists, Opera Philadelphia Orchestra / Viswa Subbaraman (conductor). Opera Philadelphia, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia. Performance of 20.9.2017 reviewed as part of Digital Festival O. (RP)
Hungary R. J. Lustig, Semmelweis: Soloists, Dancers, Béla Bartók Chamber Choir of Szolnok, Chamber Orchestra of the Budapest Operetta Theater / Dániel Dinyés (conductor). Bartók Plusz Opera Festival, Miskolc National Theatre, Miskolc. World premiere performance of 9.6.2018 reviewed as a video (available click here). (RP)
Over a few days in early March, concert halls, opera houses and theaters went dark around the world in an attempt to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Countless works of music, both new and old, could not be performed, among them the premiere of a symphonic piece by the American composer David Hertzberg. Hertzberg gave the piece the working title Madig, a German word that may translate to worm-eaten but has a range of meanings in colloquial usage.