Met Opera opens this week’s online presentations with Puccini’s ‘Manon Lescaut’

Every day whilst the Opera House is closed, the Metropolitan Opera streams a different presentation from the past 14 years of the company’s Live in HD cinema transmissions. The first offering from the Metropolitan Opera archives this week is a performance of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, first broadcast on February 16, 2008. Read more ….

SFJAZZ streams All-Star Latin Jazz Concert with John Santos

This week’s Fridays At Five session from SFJAZZ features John Santos, with his acclaimed sextet and a line-up of special star guests, in an exclusive one-time broadcast of Santos’ 60th birthday celebration, recorded live at SFJAZZ on November 1, 2015. Read more ….

Sicily’s Festival dei Teatri di Pietra opens with ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’

The Greek Theatre of Taormina, Sicily – courtesy Coro Lirico Siciliano

The 2020 summer programme of the Festival dei Teatri di Pietra (Opera Festival of Stone Theatres) opens in Sicily this week with a production of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana at the Ancient Theatre of Taormina. Read more ….

The Royal Ballet streams ‘The Sleeping Beauty’

Continuing the Royal Opera House’s #OurHouseToYourHouse series, The Royal Ballet this week presents the online premiere of its beautiful production of The Sleeping Beauty – Marius Petipa’s classic ballet of the triumph of good over evil – set to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score. Read more ….

San Francisco Opera streams Janáček’s ‘The Makropulos Case’

Karita Mattila in San Francisco Opera’s production of ‘The Makropulos Case’
© Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

The intriguing case of a woman who has lived for over 300 years, and her search for a missing formula to extend her lifespan even further, provide the backdrop to Leoš Janáček’s dramatic opera Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Case) to be streamed by San Francisco Opera this weekend. Read more ….

SFJAZZ streams Cécile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner

This week’s Fridays at Five session from SFJAZZ features jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and virtuoso pianist Sullivan Fortner performing music from their award-winning album The Window – a performance recorded live at the JAZZ Center in San Francisco in September 2018. Read more ……

San Francisco Opera streams Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’

Karine Deshayes and René Barbera in San Francisco Opera’s production of Rossini’s ‘La Cenerentola’ © Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

To ensure that opera-loving audiences aren’t missing out during the current enforced shut-down, San Francisco Opera continues its Opera is ON initiative – the latest online presentation being the Company’s acclaimed production of Gioachino Rossini’s witty and lighthearted interpretation of one of the world’s best loved fairy tales – La Cenerentola. Read more ….

Metropolitan Opera streams Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’

The Metropolitan Opera presents yet another superb performance from its amazing repertoire of around 700 productions – Tchaikovsky’s interpretation of Pushkin’s romantic tragedy, Eugene Onegin. Read more ….

English National Ballet streams Wheeldon’s ‘Cinderella’ in-the-round

Alina Cojocaru in Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘Cinderella – © Ian Gavan

Famed for its magnificent productions at the Royal Albert Hall, English National Ballet streams the final performance in its Wednesday Watch Party series this week – Christopher Wheeldon’s spectacular production of Cinderella in-the-round, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s glorious score. Read more …..

Metropolitan Opera streams Zeffirelli’s staging of ‘La Bohème’

Trailer for the 2018 production of ‘La Bohème’

Giacomo Puccini’s gorgeous La Bohème opens this week’s Metropolitan Opera selection of online transmissions. Read more ….

Allen Toussaint & Preservation Hall Jazz Band on SFJAZZ ‘Fridays at Five’

Allen Toussaint – courtesy SFJAZZ

The Fridays at Five sessions from SFJAZZ continue to delight enthusiasts. This series of weekly pre-recorded concerts aims to keep jazz alive during the current pandemic, and connect jazz lovers to the music and musicians who continue to draw them to SFJAZZ. Read more ….

English National Ballet streams Bournonville’s ‘La Sylphide’

Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernandez in ‘La Sylphide’ © Laurent Liotardo

This week’s Wednesday Watch Party from English National Ballet features Bournonville’s enchanting ballet La Sylphide. Read more ….












































































































































































































































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