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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Live from Covent Garden: Dame Sarah Connolly’s triumphant return to singing with her moving Mahler

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gluck, Mahler – Live from Covent Garden: Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Vadim Muntagirov (dancer), soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Streamed live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 20.6.2020. (JPr)

Dame Sarah Connolly (c) Tristram Kenton

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Met’s 1984 La forza celebrates 2020’s Juneteenth though Leontyne Price and Isola Jones’s stellar performances

United StatesUnited States Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). 24.3.1984 performance reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 20.6.2020. (JPr)

Leontyne Price (Leonora) and Giuseppe Giacomini (Alvaro)

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Pappano and gifted soloists reanimate the spirit of the Royal Opera House and remember those we have lost

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Live from Covent Garden: Louise Alder (soprano), Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Toby Spence (tenor), Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales (dancers), Vasko Vassilev (violin), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Anita Rani (presenter). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13.6.2020. (JPr)

Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales (c) Lara Cappelli

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At the lockdown barre: The Royal Ballet in an #OurHousetoYourHouse 2005 La Fille mal gardée

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ferdinand Hérold (arr. John Lanchbery), La Fille mal gardéeDancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Anthony Twiner (conductor). 2.2.2005 performance reviewed as an Our House to Your House stream on 12.6.2020. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez (Lise) and Carlos Acosta (Colas)

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Paris in summer lockdown: Philharmonia’s backstage antics on TV and Claus Guth’s sci-fi La bohème

FranceFrance Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Choruses, and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Gustavo Dudamel (conductor). 12.12.2017 performance at the Opéra Bastille, Paris, replayed and reviewed on 10.6.2020. (JPr)

Nicole Car as Mimì in La bohème © Bernd Uhlig/OnP

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You will not see and hear their like again: Verrett, Pavarotti, and MacNeil in a 1978 Met Tosca

United StatesUnited States Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Conlon (conductor). Performance of 18.12.1978 and reviewed a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 5.6.2020. (JPr)

Luciano Pavarotti (Cavaradossi) and Shirley Verrett (Tosca)

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