Deutsche Grammophon has launched DG Stage: The Classical Concert Hall, a new online platform featuring exclusively produced classical concert streams by the world’s leading artists. The pioneering online venture, developed within the DG Premium platform, expands Deutsche Grammophon’s commitment to great music, inspirational artists and new technology. International audiences will be able to watch a broad range of classical concerts, including piano recitals, chamber music sessions and orchestra and opera performances, exclusively produced live on tape for DG Stage.
“Thanks to the amazing energy and creativity of our artists, our partners and the team here at DG, we’re now able to stage a hugely attractive and varied online festival this summer via our new DG Stage portal,” explained Dr Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon. “This means that despite concert cancellations, music-lovers will still have the opportunity to enjoy high-quality, tailor-made event programming – this is something we’re very proud to present.”
The DG Stage schedule will feature at least one ticketed event per week, starting on Sunday 28 June with a recital from pianist Alice Sara Ott, followed by pianist Víkingur Ólafsson’s homage to Mozart with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Christoph Eschenbach on 3 July.
Highlights include iconic concert productions from John Williams and Ludovico Einaudi
Further DG Stage highlights include the world premiere presentations of recent iconic concert productions from Hollywood legend John Williams with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Vienna Philharmonic on 10 July and Ludovico Einaudi on 24 July. Tenor Rolando Villazón and harpist Xavier de Maistre will present a programme of Latin American songs on 16 July and French tenor Benjamin Bernheim celebrates French song on 19 July.
Rolando Villazón noted, “Deutsche Grammophon is a truly innovative and committed label. In next to no time its team has managed to establish a way of connecting audiences with great performances and keeping music live. Xavier and I have been working hard on this fabulous repertoire – now we have the opportunity to share it with people all over the world.”
“We’re thrilled at the thought of being back on stage”
Opera-lovers will be able to watch an open-air production of Puccini’s Tosca staged at the Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples by the Teatro San Carlo and starring Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov and Ludovic Tézier on 30 July. “We’re thrilled at the thought of being back on stage,” said Netrebko and Eyvazov. “Presenting Tosca to the world from this stunning outdoor theatre will be an unforgettable experience.” DG Stage will also host a virtual edition of the 2020 Bayreuth Festival over five weeks staring on 25 July.
Artists featured on DG Stage in August include mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, and pianists Rudolf Buchbinder and Grigory Sokolov.
Tickets for DG Stage performances can be paid for securely online and prices will vary depending on the scale and format of the production.
DG Stage: Concerts
28 June Alice Sara Ott plays Debussy, Satie & Chopin
3 July Víkingur Ólafsson – Homage to Mozart with Christoph Eschenbach and Konzerthausorchester Berlin
10 July John Williams in Vienna – with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Vienna Philharmonic
12 July Kian Soltani performs cello classics
16 July Rolando Villazón – Serenata Latina with Xavier de Maistre
19 July Benjamin Bernheim celebrates French song
24 July Ludovico Einaudi – open air concert at the Waldbühne, Berlin
25 July Bayreuth Festival (5 weeks)
30 July Anna Netrebko stars as Tosca
For further details visit dg-stage.com