United States An Evening of Vocal Fireworks – Amici e Rivali: Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres (tenors), Men of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus and Orchestra / Corrado Rovaris (conductor). Opera Philadelphia, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, 26.8.2021. (RP)
United States Various: Junction Trio (Stefan Jackiw [violin], Conrad Tao [piano], Jay Campbell [cello]). Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society & Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Philadelphia, 20.5.2021, and reviewed from a 22.5.2021 stream. (BJ)
Opera Philadelphia announces ‘live and digital’ 2021-2022 season
Building on the success of its acclaimed 2020-2021 season, described by The New York Times as ‘laying claim to the mantle of making new material during the pandemic’, Opera Philadelphia has announced plans for an untraditional 2021-2022 season. Eliminating the time constraints of what constitutes an ‘opera season’, the Opera Philadelphia Channel will continue to stream original films, archival performances and new programming year-round.
United States Puccini, The Drama of Tosca: Soloists, Opera Philadelphia Chorus & Orchestra / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, 5.5.2021. (RP)
United States Chopin: Emanuel Ax (piano). Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society & Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Philadelphia, 22.4.2021, reviewed from 24.4.21 stream. (BJ)
United States Various: Shai Wosner (piano). Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 8.4.2021. Reviewed from the 11.4.21 stream. (BJ)
United States Courtney Bryan’s Blessed & Angélica Negrón’s The Island We Made: Available to stream until 31.5.2021 on the Opera Philadelphia Channel, 30.3.2021. (RP)