Review by Classical Voice of NC

Piedmont Opera, based in Winston-Salem, is one of the first opera companies in the area to explore the medium of live-streamed opera performances. Here, in a program called “Echoes from Carolina,” storytelling still took place despite the safety precautions and distancing due to the pandemic. Two small-scale yet emotionally intimate works were paired, taking advantage of the opportunities that a camera crew provides. Instead of one angle, the viewing audience had many – including closeups of the singers’ faces and multiple angles of choreography. Instead of just “making do” with this new format, Piedmont Opera took advantage to the fullest extent and set an example that, hopefully, more ensembles will follow. Read more here.