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Join Diana Damrau and Emmanuel Villaume, conductor and Music Director at The Dallas Opera, on their new episode of #AskMaestro tomorrow, May 27. Tune-in to their Instagram and their YouTube channel at 1pm CST/2pm EST to watch!

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Join Thomas Hampson in conversation with colleagues, friends, and other major personalities of the classical music world. Every week, Thomas invites a special guest for a discussion around their favourite piece of the classical repertoire. In this episode: Diana Damrau.

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The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino has announced an at home concert featuring some of the world’s greatest opera stars.

The concert takes place on May 1, and will showcase Diana Damrau, Cecilia Bartoli, Vittorio Grigolo, Mikhail Petrenko, Ludovic Tézier, Francesco Meli, Lisette Oropesa, Luca Salsi, Thomas Hampson, Krassimira Stoyanova, Michele Pertusi, Eva Mei, Leo Nucci, Sonya Yoncheva, Fabio Sartori, and Saioa Hernández, among others who have yet to be announced.

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The Metropolitan Opera announced plans today to livestream an At-Home Gala on Saturday, April 25, at 1pm EDT, featuring performances by many of the company’s most prominent artists, live from their own quarantines around the world. Hosted by General Manager Peter Gelb in New York City and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Montreal, the program will be streamed for free on the Met’s website.

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The Metropolitan Opera has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended May 9, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all performances and Live in HD transmissions. This, unfortunately, includes the run of Maria Stuarda scheduled for April and May. For more information, click here.

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Joining the Metropolitan Opera and the Staatsoper Berlin in a growing number of opera houses around the world, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real de Madrid and Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu will offer free livestreams on their respective platforms to entertain opera fans around the world who find themselves quarantined in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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The Staatsoper unter den Linden has announced that it will provide online streams on its website starting on March 16 through April 19. The offerings will change daily, with some re-runs, and will be available for 24 hours (all opera streams start at noon).

On March 23, the stream will feature the ”Staatsoper für alle” Open Air Concert in which Ms. Damrau singing the soprano solo in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

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A day after canceling upcoming performances due to concerns around the coronavirus, the Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. The new offering will begin on Monday, March 16 with the 2010 HD performance of Bizet’s Carmen, conducted by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and starring Elīna Garanča in the title role and Roberto Alagna as Don José.

All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps.

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Regretably, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, many theaters in the US have cancelled all performances through the end of March. This includes the March 29 solo recital on the Met stage that Ms. Damrau was scheduled to sing.

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