Parlando: The COC Blog

1/24/2011

The Wonders of YouTube

Did you follow the COC's 2011/2012 season announcement closely and page through the brochure . . . and find yourself wanting more? More visuals, more music, more of a sense of what the next season at the COC is going to look, feel, and sound like? Fortunately for you, we have YouTube. YouTube is overflowing with opera clips, including clips of the productions and artists taking the stage next season. Here are clips relating to five of the operas we're preparing for 11/12. 

Iphigenia in Tauris

The production (by Robert Carsen) is very well-travelled, and audiences in Chicago, Madrid, San Francisco, and London have had a chance to see it. Of course, there is video evidence. Here's a trailer for the production as it was performed at Teatro Real in Madrid. Famed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, who will be making her COC debut in the title role, is featured here (our Orestes will be Russell Braun).

 

Tosca

One of the biggest reasons to see Tosca in 2012 is soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, who has been rapidly making the role her own. Here she is in a video featurette from San Francisco Opera, where the interview about her perspective on the role is spliced with clips of her performance as Tosca (note: we will be re-mounting our own 2008 production; production footage here is from the SFO).  

 

Love From Afar

Our production of Love From Afar was co-produced with the English National Opera, who mounted it in 2009. Get a taste of the amazing visuals and haunting music in this trailer for the 2009 ENO production.

 

The Tales of Hoffmann

The production you'll be seeing next spring comes from Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp. Here's a clip from the production as performed in Antwerp that shows off its Victorian Gothic atmosphere and the opera's fantastical elements. 

 

Semele

The production of Semele directed by Zhang Huan (to be seen at the COC in spring 2012) was first performed at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. Here's a making-of video about the production, with lots of interviews and production clips.


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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001