OperaVision 2018-19 Preview: Don’t Miss The World Premiere of ‘Anthropocene’ At Scottish Opera

By David Salazar

The Scottish Opera’s world premiere showcase “Anthropocene” will get live streamed via OperaVision on May 17, 2019.

This new opera, by StuartMacRae and Louise Welsh tells the story of a team of scientists that are trapped in the frozen Arctic wastelands. “Tensions rise and relationships crumble, and then something appears, out of the ice.”

The work will star Jennifer France as the Ice and she will be joined by Jeni Bern, Stephen Gadd, Benedict Nelson, Mark Le Brocq, and Paul Whelan, among others. Stuart Stratford conducts a production directed by Matthew Richardson.

The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time. That’s around 1 p.m. EDT and 10 a.m. PST for the start time. It will be available for repeat viewings on OperaVision until Nov. 16, 2019.

The streaming service is free through OperaVision, which, per its official website, is a project “supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe program, OperaVision builds on the success of The Opera Platform, with more contributing opera companies from more countries, under the editorial supervision of Opera Europa, the European association of opera companies and festivals. OperaVision brings together 30 partners from 18 countries and invites you to travel and discover the diversity of opera from wherever you want, whenever you want.”

Next up on the slate of live streams will be “La Traviata” from the Icelandic Opera.