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Sharing Holiday Traditions

Nothing equals attending musical events such as opera, oratorios or ballets in person. There's no question we need to support our local arts organizations whole heartedly!

But streaming allows those of us far and wide to share performances together and there's just something magical about that!

Also, it lets us share performances from the past that are so great they deserve to live on!

Do you have special online holiday "events" you like to revisit every year? These three concerts always awaken my holiday spirit and sentimentalism - I hope you will share them with me...

Holiday Classical Concerts

Here are more ideas for online viewing of Holiday Favorites!

Handel's Messiah: Click to see free Messiah performances from my friend Flamand at Opera on Video

For More visit and search “Messiah”

The Nutcracker Ballet: Choices from YouTube

Holiday Operas

Click here to visit Opera on Video to see many choices of operas to watch that are associated with the holidays. Search by title and look for the ones marked “Full operas”. Flamand Oliver is one man curating this vast selection so I encourage you to support him!

  • La Boheme with it’s magical Christmas Eve love scene and festive Act 2 set in the joyful streets of Paris
  • The Magic Flute – always popular this time of year for it’s family friendly vibe
  • Hansel and Gretel – a “Children’s opera” but the music says so much more
  • Werther- Maybe not so uplifting but it begins with children learning a Christmas Carol and ends on Christmas Eve 

The obvious classic is Amahl and the Night VisitorsClick Here to see the original 1951 Broadcast!

Merry Christmas to All, Cindy