BON APPÉTIT!: A Sweet Soirée – Jamie Barton is as luscious as the chocolate cake she bakes for Opera Philadelphia

United StatesUnited States Lee Hoiby, Bon Appétit!: Jamie Barton (mezzo-soprano), Jonathan Easter (piano), Opera Philadelphia. Available on Opera Philadelphia Channel until 15.1.2021. (RP)

Jamie Barton as Julia Child

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The Brooklyn Art Song Society offers the gift of Schubert’s most-beloved songs

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert: Bonus Concert: Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano), Nils Neubert (tenor), Nana Shi (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. First streamed on 12.12.2020. (RP)

Sarah Nelson Craft (mezzo-soprano)
© Joan Chiverton

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Pittsburgh Opera presents David T. Little’s powerful and provocative Soldier Songs

United StatesUnited States Little, Soldier Songs: Yazid Gray (baritone), Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra / Mark Trawka (conductor). Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters, Pittsburgh, 8.12.2020. Livestream viewed on 11.12.2020. (RP)

Yazid Gray in Soldier Songs © David Bachman

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The stars shine in Milan for La Scala’s season-opening spectacular

ItalyItaly A riveder le stelle: Soloists, Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Chorus & Ballet / Riccardo Chailly & Michele Gamba (conductors). Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 7.12.2020. (RP)

Riccardo Chailly conducting the Teatro alla Scala chorus and orchestra
(c) Brescia e Amisano

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Rick Perdian talks to soprano Juliet Petrus

Juliet Petrus

In February, Juliet Petrus garnered critical acclaim for her Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte at the Hamburger Kammeroper. Midway through the run, the first wave of the novel coronavirus shuttered theaters in Germany and Petrus returned to London, where she has spent the rest of 2020 with her husband and son as lockdowns come and go in the UK.

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