OperaVision Announces October Streams Featuring Lisette Oropesa, Robert Carsen & Toby Spence

By Francisco Salazar

OperaVision has announced its October streams.

Live productions will begin with the Bayerisches Staatstheater’s “Les Indes galantes” on Oct. 2. The production from 2016, was directed by Belgian choreographer and director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and stars Lisette Oropesa. Ivor Bolton conducts.

Staatstheater Hannover will livestream Handel’s first oratorio “Trionfo” on Oct. 9 conducted by David Bates and directed by Elisabeth Stöppler.

Robert Carsen’s much-awaited premiere of “Destiny” will be streamed on Oct. 14. The work comprises some of Janáček’s most magnificent music.

On Oct. 25, OperaVision will celebrate World Opera Day in concert in collaboration with Opera Europa, Opera America, and Opera Latinoamérica. Vocal performances will be seen from six continents alongside messages from ambassadors worldwide, including among others Ai Weiwei, Luca Pisaroni, Sondra Radvanovksy, Ernesto Ottone (UNESCO), Isabel Leonard, Brian Jagde, Elsa Dreisig, Peter Sellars, Golda Schultz, and Nicole Car, and emerging artists Raehann Bryce-Davis, Vuvu Mpofu, Victoria Karkacheva and Leonardo Sánchez.

The month will also see OperaVision celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary. OperaVision is leading this celebration with a diverse program online throughout the weekend of Oct. 24/25 including three contrasting versions of “Fidelio.” The platform will showcase Garsington’s acclaimed semi-staged concert with Toby Spence, Katherine Broderick, and the Philharmonia Orchestra, WALPURGIS’s short animated film for young people, and Graham Vick’s promenade production staged at the heart of an inner-city community by Birmingham Opera Company.

The month ends with Viktor Ullman’s “The Emperor of Atlantis” from the Deutsche Oper am Rhein conducted by Axel Kober and directed by Ilaria Lanzino. The work will be streamed on Oct. 30.