Welcome to our weekly newsletter with recommendations for streamed concerts, opera and dance. As live performances resume in many parts of the globe, Bachtrack continues to be your trusty guide to what’s on where, as well as a portal to online performances with our library of “(live) streamed” and “on demand” events. We publish reviews covering the best of both worlds.
Opera for all, live from Zürich
After the cancellation of its Oper für alle in June, Oper Zürich has created an alternative online festival weekend between 25-27 September.
Watch live the new productions of Kálmán’s Die Csárdásfürstin and the epic Boris Godunov, plus the first revival of Maria Stuarda, all featuring top quality casts.
Live from the concert hall
Christian Gerhaher launches Wigmore Hall’s autumn series with Berg and Schubert Lieder
The Budapest Festival Orchestra returns to Müpa, performing Beethoven and Mahler
Symphonies by Sibelius and Shostakovich are on the bill from Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the GSO
John Gilhooly: “Major gifts don’t just fall from the sky”
One of the most influential figures in the UK musical scene talks about Wigmore Hall’s efforts to survive the pandemic and his positive message about the post-pandemic future.
Free streaming: lifeline or noose?
“Vienna, Paris, Pärnu, Bamberg, Hamburg, Salzburg… I clocked up virtual air miles by the bucketload.” Mark Pullinger offers a personal reflection on streaming during lockdown… and how the attitude to free content needs to change.
As part of its French week, the Met Opera present Berlioz’s operatic take on Virgil’s Aeneid
Watch Asmik Grigorian in Vasily Barkhatov’s new staging from Lithuanian National Opera
Les Indes galantes
A contemporary twist in Clément Cogitore’s energetic Opéra de Paris Rameau show
Ophelia’s words, Hans Abrahamsen’s music: let me tell you with the Bamberg Symphony
Juan Diego Flórez
Popular Peruvian tenor performs in recital from the Salzburg Festival… including 5 encores!
The French mezzo joins Daniel Barenboim and friends for a Debussy recital in Berlin
Dutch National Opera reopens with a new creation, Faust [working title]
Getting the band back together: Antonio Pappano leads The Royal Opera’s return
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra is back at the Elbphilharmonie with Sir George Benjamin
Verklärte Nacht stars in the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s return to concert life
Elegance and accuracy from Paavo Järvi and the Philharmonia at the BBC Proms
Porpora’s Carlo il Calvo opens Max Emanuel Cenčić’s new festival Bayreuth Baroque
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