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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...

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Billy Budd — Another Superb Stream from Des Moines

Ciao, Opera Mavens. After last week’s marvelous Rusalka from Des Moines Metro Opera, this week they are streaming a superb Billy Budd. https://desmoinesmetroopera.org/virtualfestival/ Scroll down to “Billy Budd” and select either YouTube or Face Book to watch....

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New Month, New Opera-tunities – May 2020

Ciao, Opera Mavens! As we begin another four weeks staying in place, here are more ways to keep engaged. SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC  sfcm.edu Tiny Dorm Concerts - The entire SFCM community of students, faculty, and alumni are joining together while apart to...

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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...

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How to Keep Opera Alive in Your Heart & Home

Ciao, Opera Mavens. We hope you are all staying safe & sane during these extraordinary times, and that these updates from & about some of our favorite companies & artists help brighten the days ahead. LIVERMORE VALLEY OPERA  livermorevalleyopera.com Check...

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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...

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More for the Operatically Quarantined

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The opera streams available are still pouring in. From the Zurich Opera House every Weekend. From Capuleti with Joyce DiDonato to Werther with Juan Diego Florez. https://www.opernhaus.ch/spielplan/streaming/ From PBS. Opera and opera-related...

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R.I.P. Terrence McNally

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Playwright and librettist  Terrence McNally, author of "Master Class," “Lisbon Traviata” and other plays, has died at 81 of coronavirus-related complications. He collaborated with composer Jake Haggie for the following operas: Dead Man...

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Re: That Pesky, Problematic Coronavirus

Ciao, Opera Mavens. We're guessing many of you are as confused and concerned as we are about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our personal health and lifestyles along with the welfare of local performing artists and organizations. Given the recent...

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