OperaVision Announces New October Streams with Asmik Grigorian & Karita Mattila

By Francisco Salazar

OperaVision has announced new streams for October as it anticipates the celebration of World Opera Day.

The month will open with a new production of “Jenůfa” from the Royal Opera House starring Asmik Grigorian in the title role and Karita Mattila as Kostelnička. Henrik Nánási conducts Janáček’s masterpiece in Claus Guth’s long-awaited new production.

Stream Date: Oct. 9, 2021

The second stream of the month will be Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” from the Royal Swedish Opera. Director Sergey Novikov helms the work which is set to star Olga Shcheglova in the title role.

Stream Date: Oct. 15, 2021

The New National Theatre Tokyo’s production of “Carmen” starring Stéphanie D’Oustrac in the title role alongside Toshiaki Murakami as Don José, Alexandre Duhamel as Escamillo, and Ryoko Sunakawa as Micaëla, will be treated next in a production by Àlex Ollé.

Streaming Dates: Oct. 18, 2021

In preparation for World Opera Day on Oct. 25, OperaVision travels to Azerbaijan for a Caucasus Gala at the Heydar Aliyev Palace. The gala will showcase the finest voices from Azerbaijan and other countries in the region.

Streaming Dates: Oct. 20, 2021

OperaVision celebrates World Opera Day in a series of concerts and behind-the-scenes documentaries with young artists from seven opera studios.

Streaming Dates: Oct. 25, 2021

The company will then close out the month with Garsington Opera’s production of “Der Rosenkavalier” starring Hanna Hipp as Octavian, Miah Persson as the Marschallin, Derrick Ballard as Baron Ochs, Madison Leonard as Sophie, and Richard Burkhard as Faninal.  Jordan de Souza conducts a production by Bruno Ravella.

Streaming Dates: Oct. 30, 2021