Out standing in the field Out standing in the field

Shaggy weltstar tenor murmurs the haunting love theme from Gladiator.

on September 18, 2023 at 10:28 AM
Dance to the music Dance to the music

I can’t say it’s precisely my idea of Handel, but I’ve watched this clip at least a half dozen times!

on August 15, 2023 at 9:49 PM
Les girls Les girls

The celebrated episode of The Carol Burnett Show featuring divas Eileen Farrell and Marilyn Horne will be broadcast tonight. 

on July 27, 2022 at 9:30 PM
Wozzeck Wozzeck

Philippe Jordan conducts Christian Gerhaher, Sean Panikkar, Jörg Schneider, Dmitry Belosselskiy and Anja Kampe in a live performance from the Vienna State Opera.

on March 31, 2022 at 1:44 PM
Aida Aida

Krassimira Stoyanova, Oksana Volkova, Francesco Meli, Georg Zeppenfeld and Quinn Kelsey; conducted by Christian Thielemann.

on March 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM
The Queen of Spades The Queen of Spades

From the Vienna State Opera, featuring Olga Borodina in the title role.

on January 27, 2022 at 11:45 AM
Theodora Theodora

A concert performance featuring Lisette Oropesa, Joyce DiDonato and Michael Spyres, with Il Pomo d’Oro Choir and Orchestra conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev.

on November 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
La Cenerentola La Cenerentola

Assuming Facebook and Instagram will remain inaccessible through the evening, here’s something to amuse you meantimes: La Cenerentola from the Teatro Real in Madrid.

on October 04, 2021 at 4:06 PM
Salome Salome

Simone Young conducts a new production by Andreas Homoki from the Opernhaus Zürich.

on September 12, 2021 at 10:03 AM
“The Polish Yma Sumac” “The Polish Yma Sumac”

Czeslawa Gospodarek (née Cieslak), known by her stage name Violetta Villas, was a Polish and international cabaret star, singer, actress, composer and songwriter.”

on April 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Insult to injury Insult to injury

Just when you think opera has reached its peak and has nowhere else left to go, here is Anna Netrebko stabbing Scarpia in the dick with a crucifix.

on February 15, 2021 at 2:45 PM
E sogno? o realness? E sogno? o realness?

Meet the Divas In Drag Italian Opera, “bringing to life operatic divas of the past, through drag-matic lip syncs.”

on February 12, 2021 at 11:46 AM
Inside, outside Inside, outside

“While Renée Fleming performed without an audience, DG Stage offered Puccini’s beloved melodrama Tosca before an outdoor crowd in Naples.”

on August 04, 2020 at 9:16 AM
If love is out of the question If love is out of the question

Live video of Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov in the riddle scene from Turandot, as seen and heard recently in Munich.

on February 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Killer queen Killer queen

Rossini’s Semiramide is a highly original and imaginative work of theater that impresses for its creative and beautifully scored orchestration, incisive recitatives and ensembles, and theatrically intriguing characters.

on October 08, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Girl of the emboldened west Girl of the emboldened west

L’Italiana in Algeri‘s appearance at the Salzburg Festival should be no surprise since Ceciila Bartoli has been the intendant of the Whitsun Festival extension at Salzburg since 2012.

on September 03, 2019 at 5:35 PM
Two can be as lonely as one Two can be as lonely as one

Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann in La forza del destino—all of it!

on May 09, 2019 at 9:31 AM
Brute force Brute force

Alban Berg’s compact yet potent oeuvre has long played an outsized role in shaping my understanding of music’s aesthetic evolution.

on January 01, 2019 at 1:35 PM
Livestream: Médée Livestream: Médée

Today at 1:30 PM, live video of Médée from the Staatsoper Berlin.

on October 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Broadcast: Lohengrin Broadcast: Lohengrin

Live video stream from the Staatsoper Stuttgart starting at 11:00 AM.

on October 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Broadcast: L’incoronazione di Poppea Broadcast: L’incoronazione di Poppea

All politics is vocal in Jan Lauwers’ Salzburg production of the Monteverdi masterpiece, which will be streamed at 12:30 PM on Monday. 

on August 19, 2018 at 3:35 PM
The queen’s speech The queen’s speech

Legendary diva and long-time friend of parterre box Aprile Millo offers a gracious and witty speech in acceptance of the Verdi d’Oro Prize in Busseto.

on July 15, 2018 at 11:41 AM
Verse le poisson dans son sein! Verse le poisson dans son sein!

Okay, it’s only a couple of preview clips, but La Cieca has to say she’s bewildered by what seems to be some cross-repertoire meta-direction at the Met, especially as concerns Kristine Opolais (not pictured).

on January 27, 2017 at 10:40 AM
Welcome to the Dollhouse Welcome to the Dollhouse

No guarantees, because we are talking about Russian TV technology here, but apparently at 2:00 PM today there is a video stream of Manon Lescaut from the Bolshoi starring Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov!

on October 23, 2016 at 1:45 PM