Thoughts for today but going back in time with Otto Schenk’s vintage Der Rosenkavalier at Vienna State Opera

AustriaAustria R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Dominik Kepczynski) from Vienna State Opera, 17.4.2022. (JPr)

Christina Bock (‘Mariandel’), Maria Bengtsson (Marschallin) and Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs)

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Simon Stone’s new thought-provoking retelling of Berg’s Wozzeck at Vienna State Opera

AustriaAustria Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Children’s Chorus, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna Stata / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from Vienna State Opera on 31.3.2022. (JPr)

Anja Kampe (Marie) & Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck) © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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The Telephone leads to Miss Fortune for Guildhall School of Music and Drama

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone and Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Performance of 7.3.2022 streamed here from 25.3. until 1.4.2022. (JPr)

Cleo Lee McGowan (Tina), Jonathan Eyers (Simon) and Amy Holyland (Donna)

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‘Music of comfort, strength and hope’ in A Concert for Ukraine from the Metropolitan Opera

United StatesUnited States Various, A Concert for Ukraine: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera House on 14.3.2022 and available here through 21.3.2022. (JPr)

Façade of the Lincoln Center

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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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