OperaVision Announces World Opera Day Programming

By Francisco Salazar

OperaVision will celebrate World Opera Day on Oct. 25 in the company of young artists from seven opera studios.

The streaming platform will present filmed performances and fly-on-the-wall documentaries from Tokyo, Paris, London, Hannover, Amsterdam, Warsaw, and Rome. Companies that will participate include the New National Theatre Tokyo, Opéra Comique Paris, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Staatsoper Hannover, Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, Polish National Opera Warsaw, and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma/Festival Verdi Parma.

The festivities begin at 10:00 CET with the New National Theatre Tokyo’s contribution to World Opera Day focusing on the young artists from their Studio. Audiences will be able to see as the company prepares for its March 2021 production of the rarely performed opera buffa masterpiece by Domenico Cimarosa, “L’impresario in angustie.”

At 12:00 CET, the Opéra Comique will showcase soprano Jodie Devos who will guide Opéra Comique’s film about the next generation of talent in Paris.

At 14:00 ECT, the Royal Opera House will give backstage access and will be joined by past and present Jette Parker Young Artists.

At 16:00 CET, the Staatsoper Hannover will showcase three young singers from the Staatsoper, Darwin Prakash, Sarah Brady, and and James Newby.

At 18:00 CET the Dutch National Opera will present a film by Edwin Vermeulen which reveals a week in the life of the young artists who have recently joined the Dutch National Opera Studio led by internationally renowned soprano Rosemary Joshua.

At 20:00 CET the Polish National Opera will bring Young artists from the Opera Academy in Warsaw to perform a short concert of 20th and 21st-century Polish repertoire, directed in a semi-staged performance by Ewa Rucińska.

The day comes to a close at 22:00 CET with the Festival Verdi Parma & Fabbrica of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma presenting Inconfessabile Verdi from the 2021 Festival Verdi in Parma. The presentation is a series of one-to-one performances in which opera singer and audience member meet soul-to-soul in the intimacy of a church confessional.