Opera Live at Home

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What a treat to have an opera singer in one's home. We loved the interaction with the singer and accompanist at the end.

Jill and Patrick Sales

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The concert exceeded my expectations.

Michael Nealon

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I was smiling and physically moving throughout.

Christine Grabowska

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Such an added dimension being able to speak to the performers afterwards.

Ron Petitt

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The concept

Opera recitals streamed straight into your home followed by a short Q&A with the artists afterwards. A relaxed opera evening: sit back, pour yourself a drink and enjoy!

Past performances

Over the past few months the following artists have performed in our sessions: Kieran Rayner & Gamal Khamis, Christine Buras & Thomas Ang, Cliff Zammit Stevens & Maria Elena Farrugia, Milly Forrest & Ian Tindale, Joanna Harries & Ashley Beauchamp. Opera director and actor Tama Matheson also took centre stage in ‘Prima le Parole’ in June.

We’re delighted soprano Claire Lees and pianist Dylan Perez who kicked off Opera Live At Home in September 2020, will return later this year.

 

Next up: Tuesday 31 August

Baritone Julien Van Mellaerts performs with pianist Gary Matthewman next in an exciting programme of arias by Britten, Korngold, Thomas and more.

Autumn 2021

Initialy planned for May, baritone and Jette Parker Young Artist (ROH) Germán Alcántara will now perform for us later this year, accompanied by Caroline Dowdle on piano.

Kathleen Ferrier winner of 2020, Jessica Cale and George Ireland will headline our concert on 28th September. Tickets available here.

The opportunity to chat to the artists, is something you would normally never experience after a performance.

Opera Live At Home provides a much needed platform for young, UK-based opera singers and accompanists, as well as bringing live music to you in your own home. Helen Astrid is the driving force behind this initiative.

Live music has been sorely missed since March 2020, when the onset of coronavirus obliterated performances in opera houses, concert halls and theatres around the world. We’ve found a solution – to bring live music directly to you in your home instead.

What makes this concept unique is the opportunity to meet the artists afterwards, something you would never normally experience.

We are delighted to provide such an intimate setting; a highly rewarding and nourishing experience for both our audiences and artists and a rare chance for the opera stars of tomorrow to be seen and heard especially during these unprecedented times.

Opera Live At Home is grateful for the generous support of the English Speaking Union.