Bachtrack Streaming Highlights | 3 July 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!

UK audiences want live performance to return.
The government has forbidden it and stays silent.
We need to make some noise.

Faced with silence from the UK Government about the future for the live performing arts, our director David Karlin argues that it’s time for the Culture Secretary to scrap his roadmap and take urgent action, citing five possible steps.

In the last week, Katy Raines from Indigo has surveyed 200,000 audiences from the Royal Opera to Dundee Rep. They have responded by saying that “Now is not the time to be dark” and Katy thinks we should listen to them.

Live from the concert hall

Join the Orchestre de Paris and their Music Director Designate, Klaus Mäkelä

Lisa Batiashvili and the Camerata Salzburg come “Together for Music”

The HK Phil showcases music from their upcoming 2020-21 season

Opera off the beaten track

The Ice Break | by Michael Tippett
When a Russian dissident is released after 20 years of imprisonment, he finds the world outside sinking into racial violence

  Susannah | by Carlisle Floyd
Infused with the rhythms of Appalachia, it tells the story of a teenager falsely accused in an isolated religious community

Our latest reviews

TOKYO (live)
Tokyo Symphony restarts with a full-length concert

RAVENNA (video)
Budapest Festival Orchestra starts its European mini tour

MUNICH (video)
Kirill Petrenko and the BSO serve a feast for the ears

Gustav Mahler

Celebrate the composer’s birthday on 7th July with truly outstanding concerts!

Andrè Schuen’s dark baritone superbly captures the melancholic mood of Mahler’s songs

Das Lied von der Erde
Dame Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples shine in a reduced arrangement by Iain Farrington

Symphony no. 7
In a special digital premiere performance, Pierre Boulez conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Recommended Opera

Der Rosenkavalier
Glyndebourne Opera
The production will leave your head in a spin and your heart on a high

  The Tsar’s Bride
Staatsoper Berlin
In Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production free of folklore, media rules

RSNO | Edinburgh Festival
Christine Goerke gives an immense and mesmerising performance

Recommended Ballet

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Music by
Modest Mussorgsky

English National Ballet
Music by
Sergei Prokofiev

Tribute to Balanchine
New York City Ballet
Music from
Tchaikovsky to Gershwin

Recommended Theatre

The Importance of
Being Earnest
Miracle Theatre
A delightful comedy in a stunning open-air setting

Jane Clegg
Finborough Theatre
A fascinating play written at the height of the campaign for votes for women

Les Blancs
National Theatre
A powerful play confronting the hope and tragedy of revolution

For the young (or young at heart)…

Moon River
Beautiful illustrations and puppetry from the Little Angel Theatre, London

 OAE Tots Concert
Sing, clap and dance around the house with the orchestra’s double bassist

Sadler’s Wells’
Dance Workshop
Walk like a penguin and stamp like an elephant

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