Carl Maria von Weber’s ‘The Marksman,’ moved to today’s corporate world; a song cycle by composer Jake Heggie and poet and novelist Margaret Atwood, performed by baritone Joshua Hopkins in response to the murder of his sister by her ex-partner.
Nico Muhly’s two-person opera inspired by the true story of Joyce Mitchell, a prison tailor who helped two inmates escape; a SOLO performance by John Holiday of an 1887 temperance poem set to music by Tyshawn Sorey.
Boston Lyric Opera fuses Philip Glass’s 1987 work with the story of a migrant child in detention; Washington National Opera releases a graphic novel version of Beethoven’s only opera.
A dark opera explores the mind of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder; a pastoral comedy features earnest lovers, meddling gods and sheep puppets.
Now available to watch online, the Atlanta Opera’s in-person performances embraced Covid-19 restrictions as a creative challenge.
This year’s Prototype Festival features six boundary-pushing operas, most of which can be enjoyed at home.
Short pieces from 20 Irish composers, a serial space opera and a trio of works inspired by famous diaries.
A filmed production from the Los Angeles Opera spotlights the work of an 18th-century Black composer; the Boston Camerata offers a clumsy filmed staging of the Purcell classic.
Two original productions from the Royal Opera House, performed live before small audiences and viewable on the company’s website, offer a stirring reconnection to opera as it was.
Opera companies’ online offerings, including White Snake Projects’ ambitious ‘Alice in the Pandemic,’ continue to explore the possibilities of virtual performance.
Director Yuval Sharon has repurposed Wagner’s ‘Götterdämmerung’ in an inventive, Covid-appropriate Michigan Theatre Opera production staged in a parking garage for an audience confined to their cars.
American opera companies, including Houston Grand Opera, have begun to create original content for virtual viewing.
In Marina Abramović’s multilayered work for the Bavarian State Opera, the performance artist inserts herself into the stories of operatic icons; in a streamed recital as part of a series from the Met, the singer offered expressive renditions of Monteverdi, Mahler and more.
Opera festivals have moved most of their programming online this year, but the offerings, such as Salzburg’s virtually viewable production of Strauss’s ‘Elektra,’ remain tempting.
With tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s performance on Saturday, the Metropolitan Opera launched Met Stars Live in Concert, a recital series featuring the company’s most popular singers livestreamed from around the world.
With the closure of the Met and other opera companies around the U.S., groups have taken to other means of entertaining, from livestreams to songs delivered one-on-one over the phone.
There are many online resources that offer children an entertaining introduction to the world of opera.
Nature provides the ideal backdrop for these operas that you can enjoy even during lockdown.
Behind-the-scenes views of the opera world for those experiencing theater withdrawal.
Opera companies around the world are making filmed versions of their productions available online.