Overview

Heralding the return of the performing arts to Austin, Austin Opera’s An All-Star Concert will air on Austin PBS on Friday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. CT. The sixty-minute* concert will also be available on-demand via the PBS Video App or austinpbs.org until July 24. See details under the “How to watch” tab.

Recorded live in March at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, the concert includes some of the most passionate arias and duets in all of opera, plus selections from Broadway and the American Songbook. The Austin Opera Orchestra is conducted by Timothy Myers, Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, who took the podium for the first time since being appointed in the role.

The release of the film marks the Austin Opera debuts for mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green, both of whom are mainstays at The Metropolitan Opera and regularly appear at the world’s leading opera houses. Returning to the Long Center stage are soprano Sara Gartland, who starred as Adina in 2014’s The Elixir of Love, and tenor Chad Shelton, who last appeared with us as Don José in 2017’s Carmen.

Read more about these exciting artists here.

For this filmed performance developed especially for at-home viewing, we once again engaged the local firm Subvrsive, who produced our recent Lauren + Mark concert film to digital bravos!

Generous underwriting gifts in support of the production and the filming of the concert for PBS come from Nancy and Neil Schaffel and The Murar Foundation Inc.

Read the original press release announcing the stars and film project here. Since the announcement, please note that the taping and release dates have been moved to spring 2021.

*Ticketholders were given exclusive online access to the complete production. If you have questions about your access, please write us at tickets@austinopera.org.