A couple of notable performances will be available online or in theaters shortly.
On June 19, the Metropolitan Opera's high-definition production of Bizet’s Carmen returns to movie theaters with barihunk Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Escamillo. He'll be joined by the equally striking mezzo Elina Garanca as Carmen and tenor Roberto Alagna Don Jose. Performance begin at 7 PM, and additional information is available at their website.
Teddy Tahu Rhodes sing the Torreador Song from Carmen:
Perhaps for sheer star power and vocal thrills, not much will be able to top Verdi's Il trovatore from the Bavarian State Opera on Friday, July 5th. The cast will featured tenor heartthrob Jonas Kaufmann as Manrico, the thrilling soprano Anja Harteros as Leonora and Alexey Markov as Count di Luna.
The performance starts at 7 PM German time (1 PM EST/10 AM PST) and can be viewed online.
Alexey Markov sings "Eri tu" from Un Ballo in Maschera:
La Monnaie will have their performance of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte available online for three weeks beginning on June 26th. The cast includes baritones William Shimmell as Don Alfonso and Andreas Wolf as Guglielmo. Visit their online site to watch the performance.
The 2012 performance of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro from Glyndebourne will be streamed online on July 12th. The cast includes Vito Priante as Figaro and Audun Iversen as the Count. The all-star cast is rounded out by Isabel Leonard as Cherubino, Sally Matthews as the Countess and Ann Murray as Marcellina. Additional information is available online.
For readers who want to enjoy plenty of opera online, we would suggest the Met Opera on Demand, which features video and audio performances from the Met archives; Medici.tv, which has a catalogue of over 50 operas and numerous instrumental performances; and, Sonostream, which streams concerts and opera online from Vienna.