|Munich Calling - Gotterdammerung|
And here we go! #GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG live from the Bavarian State Opera - now on staatsoper.de
— BayerischeStaatsoper (@bay_staatsoper) July 15, 2012
I have often enjoyed listening via RTELyricFM to live radio broadcasts from the Met on Saturday nights. It adds to the pleasure for me to know that the experience is at that very moment being shared on two sides of the Atlantic whether from a position at the sink in my kitchen in the West of Ireland or in a plush seat in the parterre of a prestigious opera house in New York.
There was a feast of live opera experiences accessible to anyone with an internet connection as two compelling live opera events were screened this weekend. On Sunday night, I watched the first and last acts of Gotterdammerung live from Munich Opera House. The burning stage set in the third set looked incredible. How lovely to see the artists coming to the steps for a final 'curtain call' for the crowd watching in Max-Joesph Platz.
|Curtain Call on steps of Munich Opera House|
My review of an evening spent at the Bavarian State Opera here
On Saturday afternoon , the final performance of Written on Skin, a new work given a world premiere at Festival d'Aix -en - Provence was screened live. I had difficulty watching live but switching to a larger 16 inch laptop and I was able to watch later on demand without breaks in the picture. It will be available as one of the performers, Barbara Hannigan points out in this tweet for some months . The links within the embedded tweets work. I attended the second night of this opera and my report is here Written On Skin Review. My Fair Lady it ain't.
Watch it on Arte Live Web, up for the next couple months: Written On Skin au Festival d'Aix-en-Provence bit.ly/MpLLKR
— Barbara Hannigan (@HanniganBarbara) July 16, 2012
|Grand Théatre de Provence|
All this and the BBC Proms too. We enjoyed it the first night TV coverage on BBC2 with the wonderful Bryn Terfel and others . Sadly , My Fair Lady on Saturday night was not televised but came in on BBC Radio 3 via internet connection .
I liked this blog post from Adrian's Blog on the first night telecast http://villabourani.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/first-night-thoughts-proms-2012/