Deutsche Grammophon launches DG Stage

Deutsche Grammophon has launched DG Stage – a new key feature in DG Premium. DG Stage has opened for the purchase of tickets to watch streams of a dazzling series of exclusive concerts, including Anna Netrebko starring as Tosca in a new open-air concert production from Naples, Rolando Villazón singing a program of Latin American songs and John Williams in Vienna with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Wiener Philharmoniker.

“We’re thrilled at the thought of being back on stage,” say Netrebko and Eyvazov, who sings Cavaradossi alongside Netrebko as Tosca and Ludovic Tézier as Scarpia. “Presenting Tosca to the world from this stunning outdoor theatre will be an unforgettable experience.”

The first concert by pianist Alice Sara Ott will be streamed this Sunday 28 June, in which she performs “Nightfall” – a program of Debussy, Satie & Chopin. It is followed on 3 July by Víkingur Ólafsson in a Homage to Mozart with Christoph Eschenbach and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Kian Soltani performs cello classics on 12 July and Benjamin Bernheim celebrates French Song on 19 July. For those wanting the fully immersive Wagnerian experience, meanwhile, DG Stage will also host a comprehensive programme from the 2020 Bayreuth Festival, presented in virtual form over five weeks, beginning on 25 July.

Opening concerts

28 June: Alice Sara Ott Performs “Nightfall” – a Program of 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 Wiener Philharmoniker

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 at the Waldbühne, Berlin

25 July: Bayreuth Festival (5 weeks)

30 July: Anna Netrebko Stars as Tosca

Looking further ahead, the classical concert hall will offer an equally diverse and entertaining schedule of events throughout August. Among those appearing on DG Stage will be mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, and pianists Rudolf Buchbinder and Grigory Sokolov.

The launch of DG Stage reflects their commitment to great music, inspirational artists and new technology. From piano recitals and chamber music sessions to orchestra and opera performances, the concerts are exclusively produced live on tape or premiered on DG Stage.

Rolando Villazón comments:

“Xavier and I have been working hard on this fabulous repertoire (of Latin American Songs) – now we have the opportunity to share it with people all over the world.”

Benjamin Bernheim echoes this sentiment:

“DG’s new platform will allow me – and many of my amazing colleagues – to perform live for an international audience,” he says. “It’s exciting to be part of this new way of experiencing classical music, one that ensures its presence in today’s multimedia world.”