Opera / Classical Music

New and recently updated listings of upcoming events are marked NEW, followed by ongoing events listed alphabetically.

Most recent update: July 6, 2020.

On Site Opera - NEW

Call in for a personal performance of To My Distant Love - a one-on-one live telephone experience featuring Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte. Choose whether you want to be serenaded by soprano or baritone, multiple showtimes Wednesday-Sunday - extended through Aug. 9.

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On Site Opera
Metropolitan Opera: Nightly Streams - NEW

Watch streams from the world-class opera house at 7:30pm EDT each night. This week: Puccini's classic La Bohème, July 6; Verdi's Il Trovatore in a 1988 production with Luciano Pavarotti, July 7.

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Rusalka
Live With Carnegie Hall - NEW

Tune in for top artists' behind-the-scenes stories, excerpts from past performances, and live musical moments. Coming up: Live with Carnegie Hall: Michael Feinstein: It’s De-Lovely: The Songs of Cole Porter, July 7 at 2PM.

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Carnegie Hall Fridays
Live @ National Sawdust - NEW

Hear the latest in new music as the Digital Discovery Festival: Multi-talented cellist Andrew Yee, a founding member of the award-winning Attacca Quartet, will perform works by new music composers Ernst Reijseger, Mingjia Chen, Caroline Shaw, and past National Sawdust Hildegard Competition winner, inti figgis-vizueta, July 7 at 6PM.

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National Sawdust
Orchestra of St. Luke's - NEW

Join OSL's online festival, Bach at Home, June 23-July 14. New content launches every Tuesday. Week 1 includes Paul Taylor’s Brandenburgs; Pieter Wispelwey performs Cello Suites Nos. 1 and 3, and OSL Principal Conductor Bernard Labadie leads a discussion about Bach interspersed with performances by members of OSL.

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OSL Bach
New York Philharmonic: NY Phil Plays On

Visit the Phil's portal for performance footage past and new, including a spotlight on clarinetist Anthony McGill performing Copland's Clarinet Concerto.

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NYPhil
Baryshnikov Arts Center

Take a front row seat to 15 years of performances with free archival videos from artists such as toy pianist Phyllis Chen, virtuoso vocalist Joseph Keckler and ensemble yMusic. Each Thursday at 5PM EST, a new video is posted and will remain available through the following Tuesday at 5PM EST. 

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Baryshnikov Arts Center
Caramoor and New York Festival of Song

Enjoy an escape from NYFOS’ resident emerging singers at Caramoor, The Art of Pleasure, with songs by artists from Rachmaninoff to Leonard Bernstein to the Kinks, and a dose of humor from Tom Lehrer and Gabriel Kahane. 

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New York Festival of Song
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Stream Meet the Music educational concerts, full performances, and playlists.

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
ETHEL

Connect digitally with string quartet ETHEL for premieres of full-length programs, livestreams, archival videos, and new programs with partners including The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Balcony Bar from Home series. 

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ETHEL
Metropolis Ensemble: House Music

This new virtual concert and commissioning series features bite-sized performances of newly commissioned, classical, and contemporary works from musicians sheltering around the country (pictured: Clarice Assad).

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Clarice Assad
Opera on Tap: Emmie and Harry’s

Join a virtual happy hour with a live musical soundtrack from Opera on Tap. Their online cabaret club includes nightly opera, classical, musical theater, comedy, singer-songwriters and creative mashups - some kid-friendly.

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Emmie and Harry's
Roulette TV

Explore the creative process of groundbreaking artists such as Pauline Oliveros, Robert Ashley, Sun Ra, Mary Halvorson, and Tyshawn Sorey through studio visits, performance footage, and interviews. 

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Roulette TV