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#MeetOpera Streaming Opera Productions, Updated July 22, 2020

Stage Directions • Theatre Buzz • July 22, 2020

Opera companies across North America and throughout Europe are offering a rich array of streaming content, allowing audiences to #meetopera online. Here’s a look at some of the newly added and upcoming streams being offered by opera companies across North America and in Europe.

Streaming Live

The Metropolitan Opera’s live streams of its Live in HD series, and videos air Daily at 7:30 p.m. EDT and will remain active for 23 hours.

This rest of this week’s streams from the Metropolitan Opera include Macbeth, conducted by James Levine; Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, with Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, and Nathan Gunn, conducted by Plàcido Domingo; Falstaff, with Mirella Freni, Marilyn Horne, and Paul Plishka, conducted by Levine; Der Rosenkavalier, starring Renée Fleming and Susan Graham, conducted by Edo de Waart; and La Fanciulla del West, starring Eva-Maria Westbroek and Jonas Kaufmann, conducted by Marco Armiliato.

Metropolitan Opera Streams

LA Opera
Ten years after presenting Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in its first complete staging produced in the city of Los Angeles, music director James Conlon and LA Opera invite online audiences to experience these historic performances through a marathon audio stream of all four music dramas back-to-back on July 25. Listen via LA Opera’s Facebook channel (@LAOpera) or at Das Rheingold begins at 8:00 a.m. PDT, with Die Walküre following at 11:00 a.m. PDT, Siegfried at 3:00 p.m. PDT, and Götterdämmerung at 7:00 p.m. PDT.

Other Opera Companies

Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. PDT

  • Seattle Opera is offering a summer recital featuring baritone Theo Hoffman and pianist Brad Moore. Watch >>

Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

  • Guerilla Opera is hosting a watch party for Beowulf, a chamber opera in two acts by Hannah Lash. Sign up to watch >>

Select days through July 26, times vary

  • Pittsburgh Festival Opera‘s UNSTAGED festival continues this week with the panel discussion “I, Too, Sing: A Celebration of the Lives and Works of Classical Vocal Composers of the African Diaspora” (tonight, 7:00 p.m. EDT); Marianne Unstaged (7/18, 7:00 p.m. EDT); Pit Crew: Singer-Free Sunday, featuring performances from the company’s orchestra members (7/19, 2:00 p.m. EDT); and Composer Spotlight: Mark Adamo (7/23, 7:00 p.m. EDT). Watch >>

Visit the Schedule of Performances for a full list of live streams.

Gabriel Preisser, Hadleigh Adams, and Rachel Schutz in Les Mamelles de Tirésias at Opera Parallèle. Photo: Steve DiBartolomeo

On Demand

  • Boston Lyric Opera is offering an episode of its weekly podcast At Its (s)Core featuring soprano Brianna J. Robinson and mezzo-soprano Zaray Rodriguez talking about their career paths and their work as artists of color in a traditionally white-majority art form. Listen >>
  • Opera Parallèle is offering its 2014 production of Les Mamelles de Tirésias and Mahagonny Songspiel through July 28. Watch >>
  • Opera San José is kicking off its new digital studio series with a stream of Schumann’s Dichterliebe. Watch >>
  • St. Petersburg Opera Company is offering The Tales of Hoffmann. Watch >>

Visit the Schedule of Performances for a full list of on-demand content.



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