One of the crowning glories of the 2021 Bard SummerScape season, the festival’s lauded production of Ernest Chausson’s only opera, King Arthur (“Le roi Arthus”), will be available for on-demand viewing from October 25 to November 1 on the Fisher Center’s streaming service, UPSTREAMING.
Coinciding with World Opera Day (Oct 25), this release will be accompanied by a recorded talk with conductor and Bard SummerScape founder and co-artistic director Leon Botstein, an interview with celebrated mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, who sang Guinevère, and other bonus material.
This summer’s production – the first fully staged American treatment of the opera – featured Cooke and charismatic baritone Norman Garrett along with tenor Matthew White in an original staging by Princess Grace Award-winner Louisa Proske. In addition to viewing King Arthur, UPSTREAMING audiences will be able to access all Bard’s archived opera productions free of charge and on demand.
WATCH THE OPERA
Click the button below to go to the company's upstreaming platform and watch the opera on World Opera Day. Registration is required.