STREAMING HIGHLIGHTS | 14 AUGUST 2020

Welcome to our weekly update with recommendations for concerts, opera, dance and theatre to stream while most venues are still closed, selected from our library of over 900 “(live) streamed” and “on demand” events. Enjoy!

Live from the concert hall

SALZBURG
Marianne Crebassa, Asmik Grigorian and Gerald Finley join the Wiener Philharmoniker for Beethoven’s Ninth

LONDON
The Academy of Ancient Music presents a programme of Baroque gems as part of the Live from London festival

GSTAAD
Patricia Kopatchinskaja pairs two of Beethoven’s violin sonatas with works by Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern

Should the UK Arts Council rethink its strategy?

As the UK government endeavours to help the arts recover from COVID-19, what should our priorities be? Our director David Karlin argues for a rebalancing of the objectives aimed at spreading the arts more widely.

Recommended Opera

Eugene Onegin
Metropolitan Opera
Anna Netrebko gives a remarkable Tatyana in Deborah Warner’s detailed production

The Turn of the Screw
Opera North
Benjamin Britten’s spine-chilling opera will give you much-needed cold shivers

Das Wunder der Heliane
Bard College
Korngold considered the opera his masterpiece, but it’s still a rare jewel in the repertoire

Recommended Concerts

SIBELIUS 1
Vasily Petrenko conducts the European Youth Orchestra at Grafenegg’s stunning Wolkenturm

BEETHOVEN
Alice Sara Ott sparkles in the brilliant passagework of the Third Piano Concerto

MAHLER 7
Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO let the Light Shine On at the Edinburgh Festival

Recommended Ballet

LE PARC
Ballo del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
This ballet is all about love, laws of attraction, the games we play, codes we abide by, and the deeper desires we sometimes wish to suppress

COPPÉLIA
Víctor Ullate Ballet
Eduardo Lao reinvents this classic by emphasising its comical spirit and taking it to a cybernetic laboratory specialised in artificial intelligence

For the young (or young at heart)…

FLYBOY AND THE ROBOT
Little Angel Theatre

Expect crocodiles, robots and sausages in Matthew Robin’s imaginative story

INFINITUS
Lincoln Center
Can you spot all animals in the music?
An introduction to jazz for children

Latest reviews

EDINBURGH
Scottish Opera’s The Telephone is a delicious bite-sized chunk of romantic opera

SALZBURG
Andris Nelsons and the Wiener Philharmoniker raise the roof with Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

EDINBURGH
Scottish Ballet’s evening at the International Festival offers moments of beauty and innovation

TANGLEWOOD
A beguilingly beautiful Art of Fugue from Daniil Trifonov

HIROSHIMA
A moving world premiere to commemorate the Atomic Bombing

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