Esplanade Offstage is your free all-access backstage pass to an array of performing arts line-up online! As we are still into the present reality of social distancing and self-isolation, Arts groups in Singapore and abroad have come up with creative ways to cope. Pivoting away from live performances, we’ve listed some of the online concerts and performances available on this portal.
The Necessary Stage
Enjoy free access to a play from The Necessary Stage’s vast archives every month, beginning with the evocative medical drama Good People, followed by all-time-favorite, ‘Those Who Can’t, Teach’. In the spirit of democracy, you can also vote for the next TNS production that you want to watch here.
The Necessary Stage, www.necessary.org
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is no stranger to the online concert streaming scene as they regularly do so to their fans worldwide. From now until the end of June, you’re in for a treat with their digital season, SSOPlayOn!. They will release up to four concerts each week consisting of newly recorded concerts, performances of works by Singapore’s home-grown composers, as well as never-before-released recordings from the archive.
Singapore Chinese Orchestra
With Singapore Chinese Orchestra’s (SCO) #DabaoSCO series, enjoy past concerts broadcast in full. They’ve also launched a #roomformusic series that sees their musicians recording themselves as they play in their own personal spaces, check it all out here.
The world-renowned Shakespeare’s Globe has come out guns a-blazin’, with six plays made available online for two weeks each, including favourites like Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet as well as a new digital series titled Love in Isolation. Watch it all on their dedicated player here. For more, do stay up to date via their Facebook page.
The Globe, www.facebook.com/ShakespearesGlobe
Relive the magic of Schaubuhne Berlin, which left audiences firmly shooketh at SIFA 2019 with Beware of Pity. The company is now streaming their past productions (even those from the 70s!), with a few that include English subtitles like Richard III and Bella Figura.
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