Newly Available: Bastille Day Concert from Paris

Ciao, Opera Mavens. From the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s annual Bastille Day Concert is now available on YouTube. This year’s conductor is Eun Sun Kim, San Francisco Opera’s new Music Director. Some of the soloists: Sonya Yoncheva Benjamin Bernheim Ludovic Tezier...

Stream a Great Rusalka

Ciao Opera Mavens. Des Moines Metro Opera is streaming a wonderful Rusalka with Sara Gartland (Adler 2010-2011) in the title role and Jill Grove (Merola 1995) as Jezibaba. Highly recommended. RUSALKA LINK Enjoy!

Quick! Go to Zurich

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The Zurich Opera House right now is streaming, from earlier this year, a really exciting Nabucco with Michael Volle. Fabio Luisi conducts with lightning tempi (IMHO). Stream availability ends at 3pm Sun May 3. Go to: Zurich Opera Nabucco Starting...

Livermore Valley Opera Says Not To Worry

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Let’s hear it for Livermore Valley Opera! Last month many of us were disappointed when Livermore had to cancel the final two performances of their “Florentine” double bill. So, mark your calendar for 7pm this Friday, April 3 to stream this very...