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SEMMELWEIS - Behind the work with composer Ray Lustig and Matt Gray
Join Ray Lustig, Composer and Matt Gray, General Director at The American Opera Project (AOP), for a conversation about Semmelweis, which is streaming on demand at www.doctor-semmelweis.com. Ray and Matt will talk about the history of Semmelweis, lessons for our time, and the development of the project. Several early workshops, directed by Matt Gray, were staged with AOP’s generous support.
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman’s tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together. Moreover it is a heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart.
Available until 20th Sept. 2020
In the Polish highlands, a sensitive peasant girl has given her heart and body to a rich landowner. But now he plans to marry someone else. Moniuszko’s romantic tragedy of mésalliance and social tension is regarded as one of the finest operas in the Polish repertoire. Poznań Opera performs their production on the giant stage of the Grand Theatre in Warsaw as guests of Polish National Opera.
Acis and Galatea
The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet present Wayne McGregor's production of Handel's Acis and Galatea as part of the Royal Opera House's #OurHouseToYourHouse series.
In the new Operawise podcast series, Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean gives listeners a taste of nine different types of historical opera.
Lincoln Center have teamed up with a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours.
In Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the title character seduces, deceives and murders his way through the opera, doing his utmost to experience life, and all that it has to offer, to the full. This 2012 Opera North production was the company’s first for seven years and was directed by Alessandro Talevi.
The Turn of the Screw
Available until 21st Aug. 2020
In a remote country house, a governess fights to protect two orphaned children from strange and menacing spirits. But are these apparitions real, or the product of her troubled imagination? And what terrible evil occurred before her arrival? Based on a ghost story by Henry James, this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller reaches new levels of terror and claustrophobia in Alessandro Talevi’s spine-chilling production. Britten’s disturbingly beautiful music ratchets the tension up to breaking point.