STINGRAY CLASSICA: The Best Classical Music on Television

April 02, 2020 10:17 AM

Only Stingray Classica brings home 50 world premieres a year, prestigious productions, and fascinating documentaries. Watch and listen to the best classical musical, opera, ballet and more. Relax and tune in to enjoy some of these beautiful performances at home as we open the channel from April 17-30, 2020.

Easter Passions

April 10 to 13

Listening to passions by J. S. Bach on Good Friday has been one of the greatest classical music traditions for over centuries. On Good Friday, catch the renditions of Bach’s beloved St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 and St. John Passion, BWV 245. If you missed out on Friday, make sure to enjoy Saturday’s performance of the St. John's Passion by the celebrated baroque specialists of the Bach Collegium Japan directed by Masaaki Suzuki. On Sunday, catch another premiere of a lesser known Easter gem: G. Ph. Telemann's Brockes Passion!

Mozart Opera Premieres

April 5, 19 & 26

Experience love, war, and intrigues in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (April 5) in a rendition by the Opéra National de Paris under the baton of conductor Sylvain Cambreling. On April 19th, viewers can enjoy Entführung aus dem Serail from the Opéra Royal de Liege, in which stage director Alfredo Arias shares his creative vision of this beloved masterpiece. The special concludes on April 26th with the composer’s unfinished Singspiel Zaide in an impressive cinematic setting by award-winning director Peter Sellars!

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Special

April 24 & 25, 9PM

As a tribute to Nézet-Séguin's contribution to the flourishing classical music scene of the Netherlands, Dutch film producer Christiaan van Schermbeek dedicated a portrait titled “Yannick” to the star conductor in which he paints a beautiful picture of the musician's work and impact.

Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018

All Sundays of April

Continue the tribute to early music, a genre of classical compositions that arguably requires immense research and dedication to be interpreted authentically than all other genres of classical music. Experience some of the best concerts of the Utrecht Early Music Festival 2018.

Classical:NEXT! 2019

All Wednesdays of April

Classical:NEXT is an annual event that is dedicated to uniting all professionals within the classical music and art landscape, and providing them with a place to meet and connect, do business, brainstorm, create, and be inspired. The event is held at De Doelen in Rotterdam, Netherlands and consists of four sections: showcases, conference, project pitches, and expos


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