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.
In its ambitious, sprawling opera, staged across Los Angeles State Historic Park, The Industry explores a troubled colonial past.
The Met’s new production of ‘Der Fliegende Holländer’ (The Flying Dutchman) is a gloomy, static voyage.
An unemployed conspiracy theorist faces off against a federal agent inside a museum of Toby jugs in this ruefully humorous work at Pittsburgh Opera.
In ‘The Mother of Us All,’ Susan B. Anthony leads the charge for women’s suffrage; in ‘Freedom Ride,’ a young black woman decides whether to openly fight segregation in interstate travel.
The myth of Orpheus told with mixed results in Los Angeles; political satire transported to a modern setting in New York.
The annual Prototype Festival offers operas and other performances that push artistic boundaries.
William Kentridge’s new production of Alban Berg’s work at the Metropolitan Opera is rich, expansive and revelatory on stage and in the pit.
Heartbeat Opera’s contemporary makeover of Carl Maria von Weber’s story of a struggling marksman moves the story from 17th-century Bohemia to modern rural Texas.