COVID-19: Concerts and Operas on the Web

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August 9

Met Live Streams:  Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Starring Hibla Gerzmava, Malin Byström, Serena Malfi, Paul Appleby, Simon Keenlyside, and Adam Plachetka, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From October 22, 2016. More information here.

August 8

Met Live Streams: Handel’s Agrippina

Starring Brenda Rae, Joyce DiDonato, Kate Lindsey, Iestyn Davies, Duncan Rock, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Harry Bicket. From February 29, 2020. More information here.

August 7

Met Live Streams: Wagner’s Parsifal 

Starring Waltraud Meier, Siegfried Jerusalem, Bernd Weikl, and Kurt Moll, conducted by James Levine. From March 28, 1992. More information here.

Orchestre Métropolitain: Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 5 and 6

Da-da-da-dum: these are the four notes that epitomize Beethoven’s symphonic style. Symphony No. 5 takes the listener on a symphonic roller-coaster ride. In Symphony No. 6, also known as the “Pastoral”, the listener joins Beethoven on one of his famous walks to discover streams, village festivals, storms and shepherds’ songs.This concert, recorded at the Salle Bourgie in Montreal, will be available on DG Stage 48 hours after the beginning of the event.

August 6

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Starring Kristine Opolais, Maria Zifchak, Roberto Alagna, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon. From April 2, 2016. More information here.

August 5

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra

Starring Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Vladimir Chernov, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by James Levine. From January 26, 1995. More information here.

August 4

Met Live Streams: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Starring Erin Morley, Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Christine Rice, Vittorio Grigolo, and Thomas Hampson, conducted by Yves Abel. From January 31, 2015. More information here.

August 3

Met Live Streams: Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Starring Ying Huang, Erika Miklósa, Matthew Polenzani, Nathan Gunn, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. From December 30, 2006. More information here.

August 2

Met Live Streams: Wagner’s Die Walküre

Starring Christine Goerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jamie Barton, Stuart Skelton, Greer Grimsley, and Günther Groissböck, conducted by Philippe Jordan. From March 30, 2019. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (July 7, 2019).To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

August 1

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s ErnaniStarring Leona Mitchell, Luciano Pavarotti, Sherrill Milnes, and Ruggero Raimondi, conducted by James Levine. From December 17, 1983. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

Concert of music by Brahms with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, pianist Lars Vogt, and Paavo Järvi (August 2, 2014). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 31

Met Live Streams: Dvořák’s Rusalka

Starring Kristine Opolais, Katarina Dalayman, Jamie Barton, Brandon Jovanovich, and Eric Owens, conducted by Mark Elder. From February 25, 2017. More information here.

Orchestre Métropolitain: Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 2 and 4

Beethoven composed his Symphony No. 2 while coming to terms with his incurable deafness. But what comes through is its brilliance and energy, from an artist who knew that he had everything to give and nothing else to lose. His refined Symphony No. 4 cannot fail to impress with its exceptional inspiration and compositional mastery. This concert, recorded at the Salle Bourgie in Montreal, will be available on DG Stage 48 hours after the beginning of the event.

Festival de Lanaudière: French Impressionism

Works by Ravel and Debussy in a concert celebrating French impressionism with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano (August 8, 2014). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 30

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From April 30, 2011. More information here.

July 29

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Rigoletto

Starring Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Levine. From November 7, 1977. More information here.

July 28

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s Tosca

Starring Karita Mattila, Marcelo Álvarez, and George Gagnidze, conducted by Joseph Colaneri.  From October 10, 2009. More information here.

July 27

Met Live Streams: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Starring Natalie Dessay, Joseph Calleja, Ludovic Tézier, and Kwangchul Youn, conducted by Patrick Summers. From March 19, 2011. More information here.

July 26

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West

Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jonas Kaufmann, and Željko Lučić, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From October 27, 2018. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Gwyneth Jones

A mythical concert by soprano Gwyneth Jones accompanied by Orchestre symphonique de Québec at Église Saint-Jacques de Montcalm (August 23, 1988). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 25

Met Live Streams: Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier

Starring Renée Fleming, Christine Schäfer, Susan Graham, and Kristinn Sigmundsson, conducted by Edo de Waart. From January 9, 2010. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2

Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”, with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano (August 9, 2014). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 24

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Falstaff

Starring Mirella Freni, Barbara Bonney, Marilyn Horne, Bruno Pola, and Paul Plishka, conducted by James Levine. From October 10, 1992. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Peter and the Wolf

A concert to mark the centenary of Sergei Prokofiev’s birth with Orchestre Métropolitain and narrator Kim Yaroshevskaya (July 28, 1991). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 23

Met Live Streams: Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette

Starring Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Nathan Gunn, and Robert Lloyd, conducted by Plácido Domingo. From December 15, 2007. More information here.

July 22

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Macbeth

Starring Maria Guleghina, Dimitri Pittas, Željko Lučić, and John Relyea, conducted by James Levine. From January 12, 2008. More information here.

July 21

Met Live Streams: Wagner’s Tannhäuser

Starring Éva Marton, Tatiana Troyanos, Richard Cassilly, Bernd Weikl, and John Macurdy, conducted by James Levine. From December 20, 1982. More information here.

July 20

Met Live Streams: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Starring Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, Christopher Maltman, and Maurizio Muraro, conducted by Michele Mariotti. From November 22, 2014. More information here.

July 19

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s La Bohème

Starring Teresa Stratas, Renata Scotto, José Carreras, Richard Stilwell, and James Morris, conducted by James Levine. From January 16, 1982. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi

Concert of music by Brahms with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi (August 3, 2014). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 18

Met Live Streams: Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro

Starring Amanda Majeski, Marlis Petersen, Isabel Leonard, Peter Mattei, and Ildar Abdrazakov, conducted by James Levine. From October 18, 2014. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: “All that Jazz” with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

“All That Jazz!” concert with pianist Lorraine Desmarais and Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin (June 25, 2003). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 17

Met Live Streams: Rossini’s La Cenerentola

Starring Elina Garanča, Lawrence Brownlee, Simone Alberghini, and John Relyea, conducted by Maurizio Benini. From May 9, 2009. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Symphony of a Thousand

An evening that marked the 25th anniversary of the Festival: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, known as “Symphony of a Thousand” with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and conductor Eliahu Inbal, eight solo voices, mixed choir and children’s choir – more than 400 performers on stage! (June 28, 2002). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 16

Met Live Streams: Berg’s Wozzeck

Starring Elza van den Heever, Tamara Mumford, Christopher Ventris, Gerhard Siegel, Andrew Staples, Peter Mattei, and Christian Van Horn, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From January 11, 2020. More information here.

July 15

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s Turandot

Starring Maria Guleghina, Marina Poplavskaya, Marcello Giordani, and Samuel Ramey, conducted by Andris Nelsons. From November 7, 2009. More information here.

Concerts Lachine: Marianne Fiset, Stéphane Tétreault and Marie-Ève Scarfone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three remarkable musicians from Quebec propose an enchanting program of Russian music for duos and in trio. For more information, please visit Concerts Lachine’s website.

July 14

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s La Traviata

Starring Ileana Cotrubaș, Plácido Domingo, and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Levine. Transmitted live on March 28, 1981. More information here.

July 13

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

Starring Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna, Massimo Cavalletti, and Brindley Sherratt, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From March 5, 2016. More information here.

Concerts Lachine: Elinor Frey

In a period of uncertainty, the music of Bach calms, reassures and inspires hope especially when Elinor Frey performs Bach’s Suite no. 5 for solo cello. For more information, please visit Concerts Lachine’s website.

July 12

Met Live Streams: Viewers’ Choice: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde 

 

Starring Jane Eaglen, Katarina Dalayman, Ben Heppner, Hans-Joachim Ketelsen, and René Pape, conducted by James Levine. From December 18, 1999. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Maxim Vengerov

The virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov in recital (18 July 1997). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 11

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Starring Hui He, Elizabeth DeShong, Bruce Sledge, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Pier Giorgio Morandi. From November 9, 2019. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Renata Scotto in concert

Grand Opera arias with the famous soprano Renata Scotto and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec at the Joliette Cathedral (August 21, 1986). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

Concerts Lachine: Cicchillitti & Cowan 

The fabulous guitar duet Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan offer a wonderful recital of 20th century French including works by Debussy, Ravel and Tailleferre. For more information, please visit Concerts Lachine’s website.

Opera San José: Dichterliebe

Featuring famed baritone Eugene Brancoveanu & resident conductor Christopher James Ray, this masterpiece of German lieder uses vivid, poetic imagery to weave an intimate, heart wrenching, tale of a poet’s love – and the harrowing, emotionally cathartic journey he takes after that love’s been lost. This performance will be available online until July 15. Please visit Opera San Jose’s website for more information.

July 10

Met Live Streams: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, Mariusz Kwiecień, and Alexei Tanovitski, conducted by Valery Gergiev. From October 5, 2013. More information here.

Festival de Lanaudière: Inaugural gala concert of the Amphitheatre

With soprano Carol Neblett, tenor Vladimir Popov, bass Joseph Rouleau, pianist Anton Kuerti, the Festival Orchestra and more than 350 choir members, conducted by Semyon Vekshtein (July 17, 1989). To watch the concert, please visit https://www.lanaudiere.org/en/concert-programming/

July 9

Met Live Streams: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini

Starring Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcello Giordani, and Mark Delavan, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From March 16, 2013. More information here.

July 8

Met Live Streams: Mozart’s Così fan tutte

Starring Susanna Phillips, Isabel Leonard, Danielle de Niese, Matthew Polenzani, Rodion Pogossov, and Maurizio Muraro, conducted by James Levine. From April 26, 2014. More information here.

July 7

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Il Trovatore 

Starring Éva Marton, Dolora Zajick, Luciano Pavarotti, and Sherrill Milnes, conducted by James Levine. From October 15, 1988. More information here.

July 6

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s La Bohème


Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Susanna Phillips, Michael Fabiano, Lucas Meachem, Alexey Lavrov, and Matthew Rose, conducted by Marco Armiliato. From February 24, 2018. More information here.

July 5

Met Live Streams: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago

 

Conducted by Michele Mariotti; starring Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona, Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn. Transmitted live on December 19, 2015. More information here.

July 4

Met Live Streams: Donizetti’s Don Pasquale

Conducted by Nicola Rescigno; starring Beverly Sills, Gabriel Bacquier, Alfredo Kraus and Håkan Hagegård. Transmitted live on January 11, 1979. More information here.

July 3

Met Live Streams: Mozart’s Don Giovanni

 

Conducted by Fabio Luisi; starring Mariusz Kwiecien, Luca Pisaroni, Marina Rebeka, Ramón Vargas and Barbara Frittoli. Transmitted live on Saturday, October 29, 2011. More information here.

June 28

Met Live Streams: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

 

Conducted by James Levine; starring Golda Schultz, Kathryn Lewek, Charles Castronovo, Markus Werba, Christian Van Horn, and René Pape. Transmitted live on October 14, 2017. More information here.

June 27

Met Live Streams: Massenet’s Cendrillon

 

Conducted by Bertrand de Billy; starring Kathleen Kim, Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote, and Stephanie Blythe. Transmitted live on April 28, 2018. More information here.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Verdi’s Don Carlo

Conducted by Marco Armiliato, with René Pape (Filippo II.), Rámon Vargas (Don Carlo),
Ludovic Tézier (Rodrigo), Anja Harteros (Elisabetta), Béatrice Uria-Monzon (Eboli), Alexandru Moisiuc (Il Grande Inquisitore). Recorded on June 2, 2016. More information here.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Alma Deutscher’s Wiener Fassung für Kinder (Opera for Children)

Conducted by Witolf Werner, with Bryony Dwyer (Cinderella), Caroline Wenborne (Griselda), Ulrike Helzel (Zibaldona), Simina Ivan (Stiefmutter), Bongiwe Nakani (Emeline), Pavel Kolgatin (Prinz), Dan Paul Dumitrescu (König), Rafael Fingerlos (Minister), Alma Deutscher (Solo violin and piano). More information here.

June 26

Met Live Streams: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

 

Conducted by James Levine; starring Kathleen Battle, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons, and Enzo Dara. Transmitted live on November 16, 1991. More information here.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

 

Tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Mitsuko Uchida will perform Schubert’s “Winterreise”. More information here

Vienna State Opera Streams: Gottfried von Einem’s Dantons Tod

Conducted by Michael Boder, with Tomasz Konieczny (George Danton), Benjamin Bruns (Camille Desmoulins),
Michael Laurenz (Herault de Séchelles), Thomas Ebenstein (Robespierre), Olga Bezsmertna (Lucile). Recorded on May 29, 2019. More information here.

June 25

Met Live Streams: Massenet’s Manon

 

Conducted by Maurizio Benini; starring Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano, and Artur Ruciński. Transmitted live on October 26, 2019. More information here.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

In the month when Angela Hewitt would have performed the final concert of the multi-season Bach Odyssey, she presents a special live broadcast programme including her own arrangement of a 1714 chorale. More information here.

June 24

Met Live Streams: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila

 

Conducted by Sir Mark Elder; starring Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna. Transmitted live on October 20, 2018. More information here.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

 

Cellist Guy Johnston and pianist Melvyn Tan’s programme includes Schumann’s set of character pieces, intended for clarinet but with alternative options for viola or cello, and Chopin’s 1846 sonata, one of only nine works he wrote for instruments other than the piano. More information here.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Bellini’s La sonnambula 

Conducted by Guillermo García Calvo, with Luca Pisaroni (Graf Rodolfo), Daniela Fally (Amina), Juan Diego Flórez (Elvino), Maria Nazarova (Lisa). Recorded on January 13, 2017. More information here.

June 23

Met Live Streams: John Adams’s Doctor Atomic

 

Conducted by Alan Gilbert; starring Sasha Cooke, Thomas Glenn, Gerald Finley, Richard Paul Fink, Eric Owens. Transmitted live on November 8, 2008. More information here.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Violinists Benjamin and Baker and Timothy Ridout present a programme that includes the 1897 Sarabande and 11 variations on a theme of Handel by Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen. More information here

Vienna State Opera Streams: Olga Neuwirth’s Orlando

Conducted by Matthias Pintscher, with Kate Lindsey (Orlando), Anna Clementi (Narrator), Eric Jurenas (Guardian Angel), Constance Hauman (Queen/Purity/Friend of Orlando’s Child), Agneta Eichenholz (Sasha/Chastity), Leigh Melrose (Shelmerdine/Greene), Justin Vivian Bond (Orlando’s Child). More information here.

June 22

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s La Traviata

 

Conducted by Nicola Luisotti; starring Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, and Thomas Hampson. Transmitted live on March 11, 2017. More information here.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

 

Celebrated countertenor Iestyn Davies presents a programme with one of Europe’s leading lute players, Elizabeth Kenny. Together they explore repertoire from the 16th to 19th centuries, including some of Kenny’s own lute arrangements of works by Henry Purcell. More information here.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Mussorgski’s Khovanshchina

Conducted by Semyon Bychkov, with Ferruccio Furlanetto (Fürst Iwan Chowanski), Christopher Ventris (Fürst Andrei Chowanski), Herbert Lippert (Fürst Wasili Golizyn), Andrzej Dobber (Schaklowity), Elena Maximova (Marfa), Ain Anger (Dossifei). Recorded on November 21, 2014. More information here.

June 21

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s La Traviata

 

Conducted by Nicola Luisotti; starring Sonya Yoncheva, Michael Fabiano, and Thomas Hampson. Transmitted live on March 11, 2017. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

June 20

Met Live Streams: Philip Glass’s Satyagraha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conducted by Dante Anzolini; starring Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, and Alfred Walker. Transmitted live on November 19, 2011. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

June 19

Met Live Streams: Philip Glass’ Akhnaten

 

Conducted by Karen Kamensek; starring Dísella Lárusdóttir, J’Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, Zachary James. Transmitted live on November 23, 2019. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 19th, Allan Clayton and his pianist partner James Baillieu begin their programme with one of Schumann’s finest song cycles, a setting of 12 poems by Justinus Kerner, followed by a selection of works by British composers.

Mistatim Gallops Across Canada

Red Sky Performance in partnership with the Temagami Community Foundation’s Virtual Arts Camp brings a thrilling virtual live performance of the award-winning Mistatim to every province and territory in Canada. The event will take place at 2pm EST. Register for free here.

June 18

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s La Forza del Destino

 

Conducted by James Levine; starring Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci, and Bonaldo Giaiotti. Transmitted live on March 24, 1984. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 18th, clarinettist Michael Collins and pianist Michael McHale present works by Saint-Saëns, Weber and Francis Poulenc.

Seattle Opera At Home: Songs of Summer with Jamie Barton

Focusing on universal themes related to our shared quarantine experience, Barton’s program features French and English art songs, as well as American standards by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, and Irving Berlin. Her remarkable voice, good humor, and disarming charm will provide viewers a tonic to weeks of social distancing.

For more information, please visit the Seattle Opera‘s website.

June 17

Met Live Streams: Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride

 

Conducted by Patrick Summers; starring Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, and Paul Groves. Transmitted live on February 26, 2011. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 17th, Irish operatic soprano Ailish Tynan and her regular pianist partner Iain Burnside present a characteristically wide-ranging programme, including Herbert Hughes arrangements of Irish songs and Grieg’s stormy Six Songs. Their finale is a song that has recently become popular as an anthem to staff of the NHS working on the front line against the Coronavirus pandemic.

OrKidstra’s Virtual Celebration!

This live one-hour event will be filled with OrKidstra musical highlights, special guest appearances by Kellylee Evans and Alexander Shelley, a send-off for the 2020 OrKidstra Grads and much more! Free – donations welcome! The event starts at 5:30pm, registrations here.

June 16

Met Live Streams: Rossini’s Semiramide

 

Conducted by Maurizio Benini; starring Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green. Transmitted live on March 10, 2018. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 16th, violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout present Beethoven’s uplifting and beguiling ‘Spring’ Sonata of 1801 alongside Schubert’s A minor Violin Sonata – a masterpiece of melancholy and melodic elegance.

June 15

Met Live Streams: Rossini’s Armida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conducted by Riccardo Frizza; starring Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, Barry Banks, and Kobie van Rensburg. Transmitted live on May 1, 2010. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 15th, pianist Imogen Cooper plays works by Schubert and Beethoven.

Rendezvous with the OSM

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the OSM in Haydn’s Symphony no. 81 and is joined by pianist George Li for Liszt’s Piano Concerto no. 1 and Schumann/Listz’s “Widmung”. Watch here.

June 14

Met Live Streams: Handel’s Rodelinda

Starring Renée Fleming, Stephanie Blythe, Andreas Scholl, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, and Shenyang, conducted by Harry Bicket. From December 3, 2011. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Verdi’s Nabucco

Conductor: Guillermo García Calvo | Director: Günter Krämer
With Leo Nucci (Nabucco), Bror Magnus Tødenes (Ismaele), Roberto Tagliavini (Zaccaria), Anna Smirnova (Abigaille), Ilseyar Khayrullova (Fenena). This stream is presented by OMV. Performance of February 11 2017. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

June 13

Met Live Streams: At-Home Gala (Encore Screening)

In a re-broadcast of the recent At-Home Gala, more than 40 leading artists and members of the Met Orchestra and Chorus perform virtually from their homes around the world, with General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin as hosts. From April 25, 2020. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Doderer’s Fatima, oder von den mutigen Kindern

Children’s Opera | Johanna Doderer
Conductor: Benjamin Bay | Director: Henry Mason
With Carlos Osuna (Hassan), Andrea Carroll (Fatima), Sorin Coliban (Schlossherr), Monika Bohinec (Mutter), Carole Wilson (Stumme Frau). Performance of December 23 2015. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

Prokofiev’s Der Spieler

Conductor: Simone Young | Director: Karoline Gruber
With Dmitri Ulyanov (Der General), Elena Guseva (Polina), Misha Didyk (Alexej), Linda Watson (Babulenka), Thomas Ebenstein (Marquis), Elena Maximova (Blanche). Performance of October 7 2017. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

June 12

Met Live Streams: At-Home Gala (Encore Screening)

In a re-broadcast of the recent At-Home Gala, more than 40 leading artists and members of the Met Orchestra and Chorus perform virtually from their homes around the world, with General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin as hosts. From April 25, 2020. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 12th, British baritone Roderick Williams and Joseph Middleton, pianist, invite the audience to consider the question ‘Should a man be singing these songs?’ in a programme entitled Woman’s Hour.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Puccini’s La fanciulla del West

Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst | Director: Marco Arturo Marelli
With Nina Stemme (Minnie), Tomasz Konieczny (Jack Rance), Jonas Kaufmann (Dick Johnson), Nobert Ernst (Nick), Boaz Daniel (Sonora). A recording by ORF in cooperation with Unitel. Performance of October 5 2013. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

June 11

Met Live Streams: John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles

Starring Teresa Stratas, Renée Fleming, Marilyn Horne, Graham Clark, Gino Quilico, and Håkan Hagegård, conducted by James Levine. From January 10, 1992. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 11th, Adam Walker, flautist, and James Baillieu, pianist, present recent works such as a 1978 piece by Australian composer Anne Boyd and the dramatic miniature Masks by Oliver Knussen.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos

Conductor: Peter Schneider | Director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
With Lise Davidsen (Primadonna/Ariadne), Stephen Gould (Der Tenor/Bacchus), Rachel Frenkel (Der Komponist), Erin Morley (Zerbinetta). Performance of 29. November 2017. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

Early Music America: Hank Knox conducts McGill Baroque Orchestra and Capella Antica

Early Music America’s Watch Party will feature Hank Knox conducting The McGill Baroque Orchestra and Capella Antica along with Dorian Bandy and Suzie LeBlanc this Thursday. The McGill Baroque Orchestra and Capella Antica share a program of highlights from their 2019-2020 season. Their “quintessentially Canadian” program features French and English music by Charpentier, de Lalande, Handel, and Lully. The program closes with a set from the Suite Codex Martínez Compañón (Peru) coordinated and arranged by McGill doctoral student Karin Cuellar Rendon. Watch on Early Music America’s website at 12:55pm (ET).

June 10

Met Live Streams: Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel

Conducted by Vladimir Jurowski; starring Christine Schäfer, Alice Coote, Rosalind Plowright, Philip Langridge, and Alan Held. Transmitted live on January 1, 2008. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 10th, English pianist Paul Lewis performs works by Beethoven and Schubert.

Tafelmusik at Home: Fantasia

Treat yourselves to the distinctive sound of solo harpsichord in this concert featuring the world premiere of Phantom of Goldberg by Canadian composer Grégoire Jeay, performed by Charlotte Nediger. The first half features solo turns by violinist Patricia Ahern playing music by Telemann, and violist Brandon Chui performing an arrangement of a Bach partita. For more information, visit Tafelmusik’s website.

June 9

Met Live Streams: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Conducted by Valery Gergiev; starring Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczała in Iolanta, and Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko in Bluebeard’s Castle. Transmitted live on February 14, 2015. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 9th, Hyeyoon Park, violinist, and Benjamin Grosvenor, pianist, will perform works by Szymanowski and Franck.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Verdi’s Aida

Conductor: Philippe Auguin | Director: Nicolas Joël
With Sondra Radvanovsky (Aida), Ryan Speedo Green (Der König), Luciana D’Intino (Amneris), Jorge de León (Radames), Sorin Coliban (Ramfis). Performance of March 28 2015. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

June 8

Met Live Streams: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

Conducted by Harry Bicket; starring Lucy Crowe, Barbara Frittoli, Elīna Garanča, Kate Lindsey, and Giuseppe Filianoti. Transmitted live on December 1, 2012. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 8th, Steven Isserlis, cellist, celebrates Schumann’s birthday with a performance of the 3 Romances Op. 94 in the company of Mishka Rushdie Momen, a pianist described by Richard Goode as having a ‘rare ability to communicate the essential meaning of whatever she plays.’

Vienna State Opera Streams: Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky

Conductor: Marko Letonja | Director: Yannis Kokkos
With René Pape (Boris Godunow), Margaret Plummer (Fjodor), Aida Garifullina (Xenia), Norbert Ernst (Fürst Wassili Schujski), Kurt Rydl (Pimen), Marian Talaba (Grigori Otrepjew). Performance of May 13 2016. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

Rendezvous with the OSM

Kent Nagano, conductor, and the OSM present Sibelius’ Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 43, recorded on May 12 2015. Watch here.

June 7

Met Live Streams: Massenet’s Thaïs

Starring Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson and Michael Schade, conducted by Jesús López-Cobos. Transmitted on December 20th, 2008. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

 

Vienna State Opera Streams: Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur

With Angela Gheorgiu (Adriana Lecouvreur), Massimo Giordano (Maurizio), Raúl Giménez (Abate), Roberto Frontali (Michonnet), Elena Zhidkova (La Principessa di Bouillon). Conducted by Evelino Pidò. Recorded on February 22 2014. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

June 6

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Otello

Starring Sonya Yoncheva, Aleksandrs Antonenko and Željko Lučić. Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Transmitted on October 17th, 2015. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Vienna State Opera Streams: Lortzing’s Undine (children’s opera)

With  Annika Gerhards (Undine), Lydia Rathkolb (Bertalda), Carlos Osuna (Hugo),
James Kryshak (Veit), Il Hong (Hans), Tae-Joong Yang (Kühleborn). Conducted by Johannes Wildner. Recorded on April 18th 2015. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

Heartbeat Opera: Lady M

Heartbeat Opera extends its critically acclaimed LADY M soirées on Zoom after selling out the first 18. 14 more have been added from May 27-June 6. LADY M is an online fantasia of Verdi’s Macbeth through the eyes of Lady Macbeth, opera’s most thrilling anti-heroine. These intimate, interactive soirees will last 60 minutes each. Tickets for each soiree: $30 per household. When: June 3 and 5 at 2:00 p.m. + 8:00 p.m., June 4 at 7:00 + 9:00 p.m., June 6 at 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register: HeartbeatOpera.org. 

June 5

Met Live Streams: Adès’s The Exterminating Angel

Staring Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Frédéric Antoun, David Portillo, David Adam Moore, Rod Gilfry, Kevin Burdette, Christian Van Horn and Sir John Tomlinson, conducted by Thomas Adès. Transmitted on November 18th, 2017. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 5th, pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy join forces for a programme of piano four hands, culminating in Schubert’s inimitable Fantasie in F minor, a piece once described by Joachim Kaiser as ‘one of the greatest works in music history.’

The OM at home

This week, the Orchestre Métropolitain invites you to take a plunge into the sounds of a memorable concert in the OM’s history, as it celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Théâtre Maisonneuve in March 2001. Under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng delivers an electrifying performance which doesn’t fail to amaze, even 20 years later! Watch the concert here.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Beethoven’s Fidelio

With Jennifer Davis (Leonore), Katrin Röver (Leonore – Die Schauspielerin),
Benjamin Bruns (Florestan), Falk Struckmann (Rocco), Thomas Johannes Mayer (Pizarro),
Chen Reiss (Marzelline), Jörg Schneider (Jaquino). Conducted by Tomáš Netopil. Recorded on February 1st 2020. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

Heartbeat Opera: Lady M

Heartbeat Opera extends its critically acclaimed LADY M soirées on Zoom after selling out the first 18. 14 more have been added from May 27-June 6. LADY M is an online fantasia of Verdi’s Macbeth through the eyes of Lady Macbeth, opera’s most thrilling anti-heroine. These intimate, interactive soirees will last 60 minutes each. Tickets for each soiree: $30 per household. When: June 3 and 5 at 2:00 p.m. + 8:00 p.m., June 4 at 7:00 + 9:00 p.m., June 6 at 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register: HeartbeatOpera.org. 

June 4

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s Tosca

Starring Shirley Verrett, Luciano Pavarotti and Cornell MacNeil, conducted by James Conlon. Transmitted December 19th, 1978. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Wigmore Hall: Lunchtime Concerts

Wigmore Hall will be broadcasting a new series of live lunchtime concerts every weekday in June at 1pm (BST), in collaboration with BBC Radio 3. You will be able to listen live on radio, or watch a live stream from the empty auditorium on their website. On June 4th, oboists Nicholas Daniel is joined by his regular recital partner Julius Drake for a programme spanning from 19th-century romantic works through to jazz standards. The recital features three works by the English composer and actress Madeleine Dring.

Vienna State Opera Streams: Giordano’s Andrea Chénier

Starring Anja Harteros, Jonas Kaufmann and Roberto Frontali, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Recorded on May 2, 2018. Details on the Vienna State Opera website.

Heartbeat Opera: Lady M

Heartbeat Opera extends its critically acclaimed LADY M soirées on Zoom after selling out the first 18. 14 more have been added from May 27-June 6. LADY M is an online fantasia of Verdi’s Macbeth through the eyes of Lady Macbeth, opera’s most thrilling anti-heroine. These intimate, interactive soirees will last 60 minutes each. Tickets for each soiree: $30 per household. When: June 3 and 5 at 2:00 p.m. + 8:00 p.m., June 4 at 7:00 + 9:00 p.m., June 6 at 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register: HeartbeatOpera.org. 

June 3

Met Live Streams: Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice

Starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Grant Murphy and Danielle de Niese, conducted by James Levine. Transmitted on January 24th, 2009. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Heartbeat Opera: Lady M

Heartbeat Opera extends its critically acclaimed LADY M soirées on Zoom after selling out the first 18. 14 more have been added from May 27-June 6. LADY M is an online fantasia of Verdi’s Macbeth through the eyes of Lady Macbeth, opera’s most thrilling anti-heroine. These intimate, interactive soirees will last 60 minutes each. Tickets for each soiree: $30 per household. When: June 3 and 5 at 2:00 p.m. + 8:00 p.m., June 4 at 7:00 + 9:00 p.m., June 6 at 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register: HeartbeatOpera.org. 

June 2

Met Live Streams: Berg’s Lulu

Starring Marlis Petersen, Susan Graham, Paul Groves, Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter, conducted by Lothar Koenigs. Transmitted on November 21st, 2015. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

June 1

Met Live Streams: Bellini’s I Puritani

Starring Anna Netrebko, Eric Cutler, Franco Vassallo and John Relyea, conducted by Patrick Summers. Transmitted on January 6th, 2007. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

May 31

Met Live Streams: Strauss’s Salome

Starring Karita Mattila, Ildikó Komlósi, Kim Begley, Joseph Kaiser, and Juha Uusitalo, conducted by Patrick Summers. Transmitted on October 11, 2008. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Best of the Boston Pops

Presented in honor of the front line personnel working during the COVID-19 Crisis, this week’s Heroic Performances video concert is a continuation of the Best of Boston Pops program that began earlier this month. Performers include conductors Keith Lockhart, John Williams, and Arthur Fiedler leading the Pops in some of the orchestra’s most beloved musical selections. The video stream is available for a limited time starting on Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. EDT for free on-demand viewing here.

Festival Accès Asie: Closing Show

To close the virtual festival, the PAMANA ng LuzViMinda Philippines Folkloric Dance Company will perform their repertoire of Philippine folk dances in authentic traditional costume. Also, the music and dance ensemble Gamelan Giri Kedaton will share a video extract from a previous concert. This Balinese music and dance ensemble features Gamelan, a percussion orchestra with gongs, metallophones, and drums. For more information, visit the the Festival’s Digital Program.

May 30

Met Live Streams: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Starring Pretty Yende, Matthew Polenzani, Davide Luciano, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. Transmitted on February 10, 2018. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org 

David Hyde Pierce, Jamie Barton, and Anthony Roth Costanzo to Headline “Opera Jukebox” Benefit

Each singer will offer up three selections for audience members to choose from, which will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube and https://artistrelieftree.com on Saturday, May 30, at 7pm ET. For more information visit:  artistrelieftree.com/opera

Pianist Igor Levit to give a 20-hour live streamed performance of Satie’s Vexations

On Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 a.m. ET, from the b-sharp Studio in Berlin, Igor Levit performs one of music history’s longest compositions, Erik Satie’s Vexations, which lasts approximately 20 hours. To support this project, Mr. Levit draws upon the $300,000 awarded to him two years ago as a Gilmore Artist. The livestream will be available via YouTube at youtu.be/zqQS_HTunCY (for the event page, visit thegilmore.org/streaming/igor-levit-vexations).

Festival Accès Asie: Musique sans frontières

Mosaïque will present, at 5pm (ET), extracts from their past concerts through a video showing their repertoire fusing music from different cultures and different influences from the East, Africa, and the West, including folk music from Bengal as well as the rhythms of Persian culture. For more information, visit the the Festival’s Digital Program.

May 29

Met Live Streams: Viewer’s choice – Bellini’s La Sonnambula

Starring Natalie Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, conducted by Evelino Pidò. Transmitted live on March 21, 2009. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org 

Opera Philadelphia’s Digital Festival: Breaking the Waves

Based on the film by Lars von Trier. Music by Missy Mazzoli, libretto by Royce Vavrek. Originally performed in September 2016, the cast includes Kierra Duffy, John Moore, Eve Gigliotti, Patricia Schuman, David Portillo, Zachary James and Marcus DeLoach. Steven Osgood conducts this production by James Darrah. More information here: https://www.operaphila.org/whats-on/digital-festival/breaking-the-waves/

May 28

Met Live Streams: Berlioz’s Les Troyens

Starring Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Bryan Hymel, and Dwayne Croft, conducted by Fabio Luisi. Transmitted live on January 5, 2013. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Kent Nagano and the OSM celebrate Halloween

Recorded in October 2015, as part of a unique event to celebrate Halloween, this concert features works by Dukas, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák and Ives. Watch here.

May 27

Met Live Streams: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

Starring Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, and Pablo Elvira, conducted by James Levine. Transmitted live on March 29, 1980. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Tafelmusik at Home

At 7pm, musicians of Tafelmusik will present Prelude, the first of five online concerts which will be streamed over the next few weeks. For more informations: https://www.tafelmusik.org/concert-calendar/concert/tafelmusik-home-prelude

Apéro with the OSM: Marianne Dugal

This week, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal presents its second Facebook live concert with Marianne Dugal, 2nd associate concertmaster. The program will include works by Bach, Marcello, Scriabin, Boulanger and more. The concert with include a special appearance by Marianne Dugal’s son. Tune in at 5pm (ET) here: https://www.facebook.com/OSMconcerts/videos/290718735276605/

May 26

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Ernani

Starring Angela Meade, Marcello Giordani, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, conducted by Marco Armiliato. Transmitted live on February 25, 2012. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Virtual concert #8 of the Orchestre classique de Montréal with pianist Serhiy Salov

Tuesday at 7:30pm. To watch the concert, go to www.orchestre.ca/concerts-virtuels/

May 25

Met Live Streams: Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust

Starring Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and John Relyea, conducted by James Levine. Transmitted live on November 22, 2008. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

May 24

Met Live Streams: Massenet’s Manon

Conducted by Fabio Luisi, starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, and Paulo Szot. Transmitted live on April 7, 2012. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

May 23

Met Live Streams: Gounod’s Faust

Conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, starring Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, Russell Braun, and René Pape. Transmitted live on December 10, 2011. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

May 22

Met Live Streams: Mozart’s Don Giovanni – Viewers’ Choice

Conducted by Richard Bonynge, starring Joan Sutherland, James Morris, and Gabriel Bacquier. Transmitted live on March 16, 1978. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

May 21

The Vienna Piano Trio

The Vienna Piano Trio presents a broadcast of a concert performed on February 24th, with works by Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven. Watch here: https://livestream.com/92y/events/9108800

 

 

 

Seattle Symphony: Schererazade, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno

The Seattle Symphony presents a rebroadcast of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade (movements 3 and 4), led by guest conductor and Incoming Music Director of the Toronto Symphony Gustavo Gimeno. To watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/seattlesymphony

 

OSM: Schumann with cellist Truls Mørk 

Truls Mørk, cello

This Thursday, immerse yourself in the heart of the celebrations surrounding the 50th anniversary of the Montreal metro with the acousmatic piece Tunnel azur by composer Robert Normandeau, a fully generated work, without the intervention of any musician. Inspired by the movements of subways, the routine of workers, the come and go of travelers and the whole sound environment that surrounds the metro including the iconic and essential “doo-doo-doo”, metro goers will certainly find the music familiar! Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor, performed by Norwegian virtuoso Truls Mørk, will complete the program. Recorded on October 20, 2016, at the Maison symphonique (stream available until June 1st, at 7pm). To watch this online stream, go to www.osm.ca/en/watch-and-listen-2/

May 20

Met Live Streams: Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

Conducted by Fabio Luisi, starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Kathleen Kim, Stephanie Blythe, Marcelo Álvarez, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. Transmitted live on December 8, 2012. Available on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

May 19

Virtual concert #7 of the Orchestre classique de Montréal with cellist Stéphane Tétreault

Tuesday, at 7:30pm. To watch the concert, go to www.orchestre.ca/concerts-virtuels/

May 18

Kent Nagano conducts works by Samy Moussa and Mendelssohn

Kent Nagano, chef d’orchestre

This Monday, web users can listen to Nocturne du contemporary composer Samy Moussa, with whom the OSM collaborates regularly. Premiered in February 2015, this work, which is 12 minutes long, will be followed by Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 5, « Réformation ». Recorded on February 18, 2015, at the Maison symphonique (stream available until May 28, at 7pm). To watch the concert, go to www.osm.ca/en/watch-and-listen-2/

May 16

Pianist Daniel Vnukowski’s “Saturday live streams” 

Daniel Vnukowski will perform pieces by Beethoven to celebrate the composer’s 250th Anniversary, on May 16, at 3pm (Eastern Time). This live stream can be accessed in Full HD via the official website (free registration required): https://www.danperforms.com/king-fazioli-jam or in lower-resolution (720p) via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danperforms

May 14

OSM: Free streams continue (Week 9, second concert)

Till Fellner, piano

On May 14, at 7pm, Kent Nagano and pianist Till Fellner join their forces in Beethoven’s Concerto no. 3 in C minor, after Rossini’s famous overture of Guillaume Tell. Recorded on April 16, 2013, at the Maison symphonique (stream available until May 25, at 7pm). To watch the concert, go to www.osm.ca/en/watch-and-listen-2/

May 12

Virtual concert #6 of the Orchestre classique de Montréal with pianist Jean-Phillipe Sylvestre

Tuesday, at 7:30pm. To watch the concert, go to www.orchestre.ca/concerts-virtuels/

May 11

OSM: Free streams continue (Week 9, first concert)

Today, May 11, at 7pm, Kent Nagano conducts a work by BartókMusic for strings, percussion and celesta. Recorded on October 14, 2018, at the Maison symphonique (stream available until May 21, at 7pm). To watch the concert, go to www.osm.ca/en/watch-and-listen-2/

May 10

Opera Philadelphia continues online

Over the past five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented no fewer than nine world premieres, scoring multiple awards and winning international audience and critical recognition as “a hotbed of operatic innovation” (New York Times). Now that the 2019-20 season has been cut short by the need for social distancing, the company is extending its season online with Digital Festival O. Comprising video streams of five hit productions – four recent new works among them – the festival continues with We Shall Not Be Moved by composer Daniel Bernard Romain.

Nearly three years after its sold-out world premiere at Festival O17, We Shall Not Be Moved returns in a pair of special telecasts, presented in collaboration with WHYY-TV 12. This commemorates the 35th anniversary of the deadly bombing on May 13, 1985, of West Philadelphia’s MOVE compound, where the opera takes place.

Details:
We Shall Not Be Moved
Music by Daniel Bernard Roumain; libretto by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
World premiere: September 2017 as part of Festival O17
Broadcast on WHYY-TV 12 on Sunday, May 10 at 2pm
Premiering on YouTube and at operaphila.org on Sunday, May 10 at 7pm

Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian offers “healing through music”: a virtual performance on Mother’s Day
Sacred Hymns and Prayers for Healing, featuring Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano, Ellie Choate, harp, and Ben Krikorian, organ. Performed in (an empty) St. Paul Armenian Apostolic Church in Fresno, California.
When? May 10, 12pm (Pacific Time), 3pm (Eastern Time), premiering on the singer’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMEuwiEsFPAtX0Yhhqthy3Q 

May 9

Brott Music Festival: Second event at 7:30pm 

David and Mary Tabone, Directors of BR Xpression Choirs, will discuss their multi-year collaborations with the Brott Education Concert Series and will feature video of highly successful educations concerts.

May 5

Virtual concert #5 of the Orchestre classique de Montréal with violinist Marc Djokic.

Tonight, at 7:30pm. To watch the concert, go to www.orchestre.ca/concerts-virtuels/

May 1

Tafelmusik premieres excerpts from Elisa Citterio’s new orchestral arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Tafelmusik takes the music of Bach online with newly recorded excerpts of the Goldberg Variations in an original orchestral arrangement by Music Director Elisa Citterio. Originally scheduled for live performance earlier this month, the world premiere of Citterio’s arrangement of Bach’s masterpiece was to be a major highlight of Tafelmusik’s 2019/20 season, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of several concerts. This short video offers a peek at the larger work, which Tafelmusik hopes to present live in its entirety at a future concert.

In their own homes, Tafelmusik musicians recorded the first and final variations (#1 and #30), which Citterio scored for strings, winds, and continuo. These excerpts will be premiered on Friday May 1, 2020 on www.tafelmusik.org/goldberg as part of #TafelmusikTogether. Launched on March 17, this digital initiative invites music lovers to gather virtually on Tafelmusik’s Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels for short performances and other artistic content being shared daily from musicians’ living rooms.

Opera Philadelphia goes online

Over the past five years, Opera Philadelphia has presented no fewer than nine world premieres, scoring multiple awards and winning international audience and critical recognition as “a hotbed of operatic innovation” (New York Times). Now that the 2019-20 season has been cut short by the need for social distancing, the company is extending its season online with Digital Festival O. Comprising video streams of five hit productions – four recent new works among them – the festival kicks off with the online premiere of 2020 International Opera Award-nominee Denis & Katya, on May 1.

Details:
Denis & Katya
Music by Philip Venables; libretto by Ted Huffman
World premiere: September 2019 as part of Festival O19
Premiering on YouTube and operaphila.org on Friday, May 1 at 8pm

Orchestre Métropolitain: Friday Streams

This Friday, the OM will offer online a live performance at the Philharmonie de Paris, recorded in 2017. On the program, Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Stay tuned when the orchestra updates its following page: https://orchestremetropolitain.com/fr/lom-a-la-maison/

April 30

Live Streams by the National Arts Centre

Marina Thibeault. Photo: Matthew Perrin.

The NAC has invited Marina Thibeault to take part in their #CanadaPerforms concert series and will be offering a livestream performance this Thursday! Violist Marina Thibeault travels the world as a sought-after soloist. She was recently nominated for a JUNO award for her album ELLES.

Programme:

Telemann: Fantasia no. 1 for Violin without Bass, TWV 40:14-25 (arr. for viola)
Ana Sokolović, Prélude 
Biber, Passacaglia
Anna Pidgorna, The child, bringer of light 
Milan Kymlicka, Rubato
Lilian Fuchs, Sonate pastorale 

April 29

Tonight’s Nightly Opera Stream is Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux, starting at 7:30pm.

Production: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

You can still re-watch yesterday’s performance of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Update: April 28

Virtual concert #4 of the Orchestre classique de Montréal with soprano Aline Kutan

Tonight, at 7:30pm. To watch the concert, go to www.orchestre.ca/concerts-virtuels/

Tonight’s Nightly Opera Stream is Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, starting at 7:30pm.

Production: Donizetti’s Anna Bolena

You can still re-watch yesterday’s performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena on the Met’s website: www.metopera.org

Update: April 27

Here is Week 7 of the Met’s Nightly Opera Streams.

Production: Rossini’s La Cenerentola

This week’s performances, starting each day at 7:30pm, begin with three operas by Donizetti: Anna Bolena (Monday), Maria Stuarda (Tuesday) and Roberto Devereux (Wednesday). For further information, go to the Met’s website: www.metopera.org.

Update: April 25:

The Met Opera At-Home Gala starts today at 1 PM and will remain on-demand until April 26. Join La Scena Musicale staff on Facebook for our real-time comments. Visit metopera.org to see the Gala and go to this Facebook post to add your comments.


Update: April 24

The Orchestre Métropolitain shares a new free concert online: Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Berlioz’s Nuits d’été (available until May 1)

This concert took place during the Orchestra’s European tour (Paris, 2017).

Corona Serenades Week 1 compilation

First Corona Serenades concert now available online. Watch the video below:

Update: April 23

Kent Nagano conducts Bruckner’s Symphony no. 6

Second broadcast this week. The OSM will give access to one of the Orchestra’s most celebrated performances. This Thursday, at 7pm. Follow the link below:

Watch and Listen

Update: April 21

Orchestre classique de Montréal’s virtual concerts

Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm, starting from April 7, the OCM presents a virtual concert featuring an artist of the upcoming season. This Tuesday, April 21, it is the turn of mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb who willl perform some of her favorite pieces. To watch her performance, go to the OCM’s Facebook page

 

Update: April 20

Metropolitan Opera’s Nightly Opera Streams

Nina Stemme, soprano (Elektra)

Strauss’s thrilling psychodrama Elektra, starring Nina Stemme (pictured) in a masterful staging by Patrice Chéreau. Tonight at 7:30pm (local time, in New York). Next performances online include Puccini’s Tosca, Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Lehar’s The Merry Widow, Verdi’s La Traviata and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. Don’t miss also Met’s Gala “At Home”, on April 25. Each performance is available during 24 hours only. Go to www.metopera.org

This week, Kent Nagano conducts two major works in two broadcasts with the OSM

Watch and Listen

This Monday, at 7pm, you will have the chance to hear the exhilarating performance of the OSM in Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, at the Berlin Philharmonic in March 2019 (see link above).

Tulsa Opera presents Letter Aria from Tobias Picker’s Emmeline, sung by soprano Madison Leonard with pianist Tobias Picker.

Left: Madison Leonard, soprano; right: Tobias Picker, composer and pianist

Today, at 2pm, As part of Tulsa Opera’s Staying Alive series, soprano Madison Leonard, who was to sing the title role in this season’s production of Tobias Picker’s Emmeline before it was cancelled due to COVID-19, sings the opera’s Letter Aria from home to piano accompaniment from the composer himself. Ms. Leonard sings additional selections from Emmeline later in the week. Go to TulsaOpera.com

Update: April 16

London Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler’s Symphony No.2

Tonight, at 7:30pm BST, the London Symphony Orchestra will broadcast live on YouTube a concert which was originally performed at the Barbican Centre  on February 4 2018. The LSO will be at full strength as Semyon Bychkov takes to the podium for one of Mahler’s most successful works, his Second Symphony.

Update: April 14

Marc-André Hamelin performs a live-streamed recital at 8pm ET tonight!

Tonight, at 8pm ET (“doors open” at 7:30pm), in a co-presentation by the 92nd Street YChamber Music Detroit, and University of Chicago Presents, pianist Marc-André Hamelin live-streams a fabulously eclectic recital program from his home near Boston, Massachusetts.

You can watch here.

Program:
C.P.E. BACH: Rondo in C Minor, Wq. 59/4
ENESCU: Choral and Carillon Nocturne, Op. 18, Nos. 6 and 7
FAURÉ: Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major, Op. 63
SCRIABIN: Fantasie in B Minor, Op. 28
LISZT: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude 
DEBUSSY: selections from Préludes, Book 2
4. «Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses»: Rapide et léger
5. Bruyères: Calme
6. Général Lavine – eccentric: Dans le style et le mouvement d’un Cakewalk
7. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune: Lent
11. Les tierces alternées: Modérément animé
12. Feux d’artifice: Modérément animé


Update: March 29

TODAY: Virtual Concert with MARC DJOKIC
On Sunday, March 29th at 4:00 pm Orchestre classique de Montréal’s concertmaster Marc Djokic, one of Canada’s finest violinists, will be giving a free solo recital on his Facebook page as part of the National Arts Centre initiative, #CanadaPerforms
To watch today’s concert, go to Marc’s Facebook page by clicking here.


 

Update: March 27

Join Deutsche Grammophon for #WorldPianoDay

This Saturday 28th March at 3 PM CET (10 AM EST), Deutsche Grammophon will mark #WorldPianoDay with a virtual livestreamed festival featuring performances from Maria João Pires, Rudolf Buchbinder, Evgeny Kissin, Víkingur Ólafsson, Jan Lisiecki, Joep Beving, Simon Ghraichy, Kit Armstrong, Daniil Trifonov and many more.

WATCH THE CONCERT on Youtube | MORE EVENT INFO


Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Movement No. 2; New York Youth Symphony

The New York Youth Symphony led by Music Director Michael Repper had to cancel its spring concert at Carnegie Hall but in a moving display of hope, community and resilience, 74 members of the orchestra came together virtually from their isolation points across the country to perform the uplifting Second movement from Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan”.


Virtual Philadelphia Orchestra

Nézet-Séguin: Haydn to Mahler 

Performed on October 31, 2010, this historic program was Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s first as music director designate.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Haydn Symphony No. 100 (“Military”)
Mahler Symphony No. 5

Watch here


March 17 – As the list of cancellations grows, many concert presenters are offering streaming – and free streaming – as an alternative.

Recent announcements of free webcast concerts

The Philadelphia Orchestra on March 12 broadcast Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6 live on its Facebook page from an empty Verizon Hall. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin said in his introductory remarks: “This music that we cherish and we love, that inspires is, this music has survived hundreds of years of hardship and struggle. And here we are, we are still inspired by this music and we can still perform it. I know that soon we are going to be back sharing this music with you … everywhere the world, as a great community as a joyful event. But as we now share this music virtually with you, I know that it will help us go through these strange and difficult times for the entire world and that this music will help us, guide us and channel all our our emotions, and help us to feel that we are together on this beautiful planet Earth.” For a link to the concert go the orchestra’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PhilOrch/.

It was announced on March 13 that the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will provide free access to all concerts and films in its Digital Concert Hall. This free access can be used with the BERLINPHIL code until March 31.

Also on March 13, we published an announcement by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, which, having cancelled live concerts, has added live concerts and rebroadcasts to its streaming network until the orchestra returns to the stage of Benaroya Hall. For details: www.seattlesymphony.org/live.

The Vienna State Opera is also offering one free opera per day online. Go to: https://www.staatsoperlive.com/.

The Bavarian State Opera originally planned to stream an Academy orchestral performance on March 16 but reconsidered on the grounds that some BSO musicians have travelled to “risk areas.” A planned streaming of Swan Lake on March 21 has also been modified. See the schedule here.

Since March 16, the Metropolitan Opera is presenting one free opera per night online: https://www.metopera.org/season/radio/free-live-audio-streams/.

As a sign of gratitude to its audience during these challenging times, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, which had to suspend its BeethovenFest last Thursday, offered Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” live from the Orpheum as a virtual finale: https://www.facebook.com/VSOrchestra/videos/2798750073578921/

The full program of the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars of the Caramoor Center in New York is broadcast live on YouTube.

Starting this evening, the Budapest Festival Orchestra will present a series of chamber music concerts, entitled Quarantine Soiree, live on the web, on the initiative of conductor Iván Fischer. To follow the series, go to https://www.bfz.hu/en/.

The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) has announced the online launch of its 38th edition: Programming will be available online across Canada, from March 17 at 7 p.m. to March 29 at midnight, on the same dates as those originally planned. Access to the films will be made via Vimeo on demand at a cost of $30 for all films and for the duration of the online programming.
Go to: https://www.artfifa.com/.

Krisztina Szabó and Chris Foley, headlining artists of the emerging artists’ showcase Songbook X, presented by Tapestry Opera have agreed to give a free livestreaming concert. The concert, hosted by Michael Hidetoshi Mori, will be streamed on their Youtube channel on Sunday March 21 at 8 PM.

Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will be streaming one concert each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting this Wednesday March 18 at 8PM, on OSM.ca.

On March 19, New York’s On Site Opera announced it will host a series of online performance live streams and events to remote patrons and audiences as social distancing becomes a necessary norm all over the world. The organization will offer encore footage from four past productions in their entirety over the next four weeks; Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, March 23, Pygmalion, March 30, The Secret Gardener, April 6, and Murasaki’s Moon, April 13. Over the next several weeks, the organization will also lead virtual “town hall” style discussions and offer online dramatic coachings with On Site Opera’s General and Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn. All weekly On Site Opera streams will begin at 12:00 p.m. EST on the company’s website at https://osopera.org/on-site-opera-online/  and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OnSiteOpera/.

The San Francisco Symphony announced, also on March 19, that all documentary and concert episodes of Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony’s groundbreaking Keeping Score project will be made available for unlimited free streaming on the Symphony’s YouTube channel.

Montreal’s Orchestre Metropolitain (OM) has also announced it will be streaming for people at home. See the press release.

The list will be updated as new announcements are made.

Our First Corona Serenades concert (Week 1) is now available online. Here is the link below:

 

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