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The “Blue” casts of The Glimmerglass Festival and Washington National Opera joined for a poignant musical offering from the Music Critics Association of North America’s Best New Opera of 2020.
“Un ballo in Maschera” by Verdi
August – 20, 2020
In tonight’s free Nightly Met Opera Stream, see the beloved tenor Lucian Pavarotti headline a 1991 telecast of the opera, available starting at
7:30 pm ET August 20 until August 21, at 6:30 pm ET
Luciano Pavarotti, Aprile Millo, Harolyn Blackwell, Leo Nucci, Gordon Hawkins
Conducted by James Levine.
Recorded in January 1991
Blue – Mostly Mozart Festival Evening Broadcast
Role: The Reverend
August 14, 5 pm PST – 8 pm EST – 2 am CET
The centerpiece of the 2020 Mostly Mozart Festival is a documentary about the opera Blue.
Hailed by The New York Times for its “elegant” libretto, “vibrant performance from an orchestra of nearly 50 players,” and “superb” cast the documentary will pair exclusive musical highlights from the opera’s debut at the 2019 Glimmerglass Festival, enriched by commentary from its creators, composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist/director Tazewell Thompson. Musicologist Naomi André will offer context and insight into Blue’s creation and enduring resonance.
Their voices will be interwoven and richly scored with music from the opera, bringing the story to life in an immersive narrative audio experience.
Starring: Kenneth Kellogg, Briana Hunter, Aaron Crouch, Gordon Hawkins
Gordon Hawkins about taking on a piece like “Blue”:
About creating the role of “The Reverend”:
About the meaning of “Blue” in these times:
Islesboro Forum Speaker Series (complete audio file):
Francesca Zambello, Timothy O’Leary and Gordon Hawkins
Seattle Opera Podcast
August 5, 12am PST – 3 PM EST – 9 PM CET
Seattle Opera re-broadcast – incl. intermission chat with Gordon Hawkins
August 1, 2020
Start: 10 am PST / 1 pm EST / 7 pm CET
Gordon Hawkins, Mary Elisabeth Williams, Jamie Barton, Christian Van Horn
Go to www.king.org
Press the reddish play button, at the very top.
For further information
With the coronavirus canceling the Cincinnati Opera’s 100th anniversary season, opera fans can enjoy some of the company’s greatest productions online and on WGUC this summer.
Aida by Verdi
Role : Amonasro
July, 25 – 1 pm EST
Latonia Moore, Michelle DeYoung, Antonello Palombi, Gordon Hawkins, Morris Robinson
Carlo Rizzi, conductor.
Bliss Hebert, stage director.
Additional schedule and performance information can be found here: