Umculo Opera Incubator Explores Virtual Staging with New Videos

Exploring the virtual possibilities of performance, the Umculo Opera Incubator has released two music videos which blend operatic arias with computer-generated environments and effects, titled “Arcadia,” and “Inferno.” Directed by Kobie van Rensburg, these videos come as part of South Africa’s National Arts Festival, with this year’s iteration being entirely virtual due to the ongoing closure of theaters. Both videos {…}

Little OPERA theatre of ny to Livestream ‘Mozart & Friends’

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) is set to present “Mozart & Friends,” a livestream pop-up concert on July 9, 2020, at 7:30 pm from St. John’s in the Village. The concert will spotlight several arias from little OPERA’s postponed production of Mozart’s “The Shepherd King” in a newly commissioned singing translation from Mark Herman and Ronnie Apter, based upon the libretto by Pietro Metastasio. {…}

Hampstead Garden Opera to Present First London Opera Post After COVID-19

The Hampstead Garden Opera has announced the first opera production in London post-COVID. The company will present an open-air, socially-distanced production of Gustav Holst’s “Sāvitri” complying with government regulations.  The one-act opera will take place in the gardens of Lauderdale House, Highgate, with two performances per evening on August 13, 15, 20, and 22. The production will be staged by {…}