Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Lots of opera for free (Opera platform)

The Europe-wide Opera Platform has just announced its programme for the first half of 2016. A varied selection of traditional favourites, new and obscure, this does a pretty good job of satisfying people with varying interests.Videos remain online for several months to catch up. First on the 17th of January there is La Clemenza di Tito, but  I am most interested there in what Kosky does with Onegin. It can't be worse than the disappointing effort from Kaspar Holten last week, and it might be inspired.

31/1 Eugene Onegin (Komische Oper Berlin, directed by Barrie Kosky)
12/2 Carmen  (Opéra de Lyon, directed by Olivier Py)
4/3 Die Walküre, (Dutch National Opera, Pierre Audi)
18/3 Peter Eötvös’ Tri Sestri (Wiener Staatsoper, Yuval Sharon)
15/3 Manon Lescaut (Latvian National Opera,Ināra Slucka)    
6/5 Philippe BoesmansReige (Oper Stuttgart, Nicola Hümpel)
11/6 Macbeth (Latvian National Opera. Viesturs Meikšāns)
2/7 Iain Bell, In Parenthesis (WNO)

All of these will be free to watch. Isn't that splendid? Go here for details.

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