Today we found two different music festivals, one that goes through the weekend. We also discovered a way you can virtually go backstage at a Cirque du Soleil show, and a number of free ballet and opera performances going on this weekend.
Use the arrows at the bottom of the page to navigate through the slideshow to the next suggestion. On the last page, you’ll find a rundown of some of the great things we’ve found in the past that you can experience whenever you want.
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The Summer Camp Music Festival is an annual event in Chillicothe, Illinois. Since the live event can’t happen this year, the festival is throwing a three-day virtual event with performances by Moe, Keller Williams, Big Gigantic, Thievery Corporation and more.
The event will feature live performances as well as recordings of previous shows, interviews, workshops, panel discussions, and giveaways.
The Metropolitan Opera is continuing its nightly opera streams through the weekend. Tonight’s performance is Mozart’s Don Giovanni starring Joan Sutherland, James Morris, and Gabriel Bacquier. It was recorded in March of 1978, which should make it an interesting one to watch.
Tonight’s performance is the first of three happening this weekend. Each show goes live on the Met’s website at 7:30 p.m. ET each night and remains available until 6:30 p.m. the following evening.
Saturday, May 23 Gounod’s Faust Starring Marina Poplavskaya, Jonas Kaufmann, and René Pape, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. From December 10, 2011.
Sunday, May 24 Massenet’s Manon Starring Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczała, and Paulo Szot, conducted by Fabio Luisi. From April 7, 2012.
The NYC Ballet is continuing its digital spring season today with a recording of the group performing Christopher Wheeldon’s “Liturgy” in April, 2017.
The performance features Maria Kowroski and Jared Angle with NYCB Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen and the New York City Ballet Orchestra conducted by NYCB Music Director Andrew Litton.
It will be followed by a performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), filmed on September 29, 2018. That performance features Lauren Lovette and Tyler Angle with Emilie Gerrity, Peter Walker, Kristen Segin, and Ralph Ippolito with the New York City Ballet Orchestra conducted by NYCB Resident Conductor Daniel Capps.
Tonight’s performance kick off at 8 p.m. ET.
Cirque du Soleil is offering a new Cirque du Soleil “Behind the Curtain” special this afternoon on the group’s YouTube page.
The stream allows the cast and crew of the Cirque show Kurios, offering you an inside look at the show backstage as well as the costumes, makeup, and training that go into a Cirque production.
Before COVID-19, Krystal Joy Brown portrayed the role of Eliza in Hamilton. On Sunday, she’ll be performing live from midtown’s Worldwide Plaza in NYC at both 6:15p.m. and 7:15p.m.