As we begin the festive month of December, cultural institutions around the world are offering a varied programme of online events. Those streaming this week include several that are guaranteed to please fans of the standard operatic repertoire.
Tuesday, 1 December: Fedora
Teatro Grattacielo presents a production directed by Malena Dayen and starring Michelle Johnson, Jeremy Brauner, Marcello Guzzo, Maria Brea, Samuel White, Eugenia Forteza and others.
Thursday, 3 December: Three Decembers
Opera San José presents a fully-staged digital production of this work by composer Jake Heggie, starring Susan Graham, Maya Kherani and Efraín Solís. You can also watch a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Three Decembers.
Friday, 4 December: Cavalleria Rusticana
This concert version of Mascagnini’s Cavalleria Rusticana conducted by Juraj Valčuha starring Elīna Garanča and Jonas Kaufmann is the perfect opportunity to hear world-famous opera singers in action.
Friday, 4 December: Celebrating the Voices of San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Opera presents a virtual gala celebration dedicated to internationally renowned artists such as Janai Brugger, Ashley Dixon, Amina Edris, Sondra Radvanovsky and Michael Fabiano, among others.
Saturday, 5 December: Songs of Gratitude
Festival Napa Valley presents a virtual programme that includes performances by mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and tenor Nicholas Phan.
Sunday, 6 December: Simon Boccanegra from Zurich Opera House
This production of one of the key operas from Verdi’s middle period stars Christian Gerhaher in the title role and is conducted by Fabio Luisi.