The best classical concerts and opera to stream in June 2020

Watch broadcasts from the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Glyndebourne Open House—all from home

May 02, 2020
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Glyndebourne Open House,

Launching in late May, Glyndebourne’s series allows you to create your own festival experience at home—black tie optional. Every Sunday at 5pm through to July, Glyndebourne will broadcast a different production. New interviews and features will frame the operas that may include Mozart’s Da Ponte trilogy, Brett Dean’s Hamlet (snapped up by the Met after rave reviews) and David McVicar’s dazzling Giulio Cesare, above. Perhaps most enticing is the chance to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Vanessa, an opera-noir stylishly staged by Keith Warner.

Australian Chamber Orchestra—HomeCasts,

This dynamic orchestra have always been at the front of the pack for unusual collaborations and multimedia events, so it’s no surprise that the ensemble has made a seamless transition to informal streaming. HomeCasts is updated every Monday with new recitals, videos and concert footage. Best so far is a ravishing performance of Arvo Pärt’s Da pacem Domine by four string players from their homes—the musical meditation we need right now.

Hope@Home, Arte/YouTube

Every day at 6pm, violinist Daniel Hope presents Hope@Home—a short, appropriately socially-distanced, recital from his Berlin living room. It’s a lucky dip of artists and repertoire, ranging from chamber works with colleagues including the Berlin Philharmonic’s horn-player Sarah Willis, to a celebration of Eric Satie and cabaret with singer Katja Riemann.