Seven Stunning Photos of Outdoor Concerts This Summer

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 - 06:00 PM

Greek national opera singers perform at the archaeological site of the Olympion Zeus in Athens on July 8, 2014 Greek national opera singers perform at the archaeological site of the Olympion Zeus in Athens on July 8, 2014 (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Attending summer's outdoor concerts—from grand operas to parking lot orchestras—is as much a rite of the season as cookouts, fireworks and camps. A portfolio of photographs offers a unique perspective on the classical music scene as it's played out in different corners of the world.

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Stanislas de Barbeyrac (L) performing and Mari Eriksmoen (L) Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' at the Aix-en-Provence Festival
Tenor Stanislas de Barbeyrac (L) performing and soprano Mari Eriksmoen (R) in a new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, directed by Simon McBurney on June 27, 2014, at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in southern France (BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images).

 

The Multi-Story Orchestra perform Jean Sibelius' 5th Symphony at the Peckham Rye Car Park on June 21, 2014 in London, England.
The Multi-Story Orchestra perform Sibelius's Fifth Symphony at the Peckham Rye Car Park on June 21, 2014 in London, England. The performance is one of a series that the orchestra will be performing in the South London parking lot throughout the summer, hoping to bring classical music to new audiences (Mary Turner/Getty Images).

Verdi's opera 'La Traviata' was performed in June on a special stage built in the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in southern Israel
Verdi's opera 'La Traviata' was performed in June on a special stage built in the ancient hilltop fortress of Masada in the Judean desert in southern Israel (Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images).
The production crew prepares for the grand rehearsal of 'La Traviata' by Tel Aviv Opera at the Dead Sea on June 10, 2014 in Masada, Israel.
The production crew prepares for the grand rehearsal of 'La Traviata' by Tel Aviv Opera at the Dead Sea on June 10, 2014 in Masada, Israel (Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images).

French artists and entertainment workers, known in France as 'Intermittents du spectacle', holding a banner reading 'Wake up, be indignant, let's revolt' demonstrate on July 3, 2014 in Aix-en-Provence
French artists and entertainment workers, known in France as 'Intermittents du spectacle', holding a banner reading 'Wake up, be indignant, let's revolt' demonstrate on July 3, 2014 in Aix-en-Provence. French entertainment workers have been holding for weeks rolling strikes and demonstrations against the new government measure, effective on July 1, aiming at cutting their benefits (BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images).
 
Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' will be staged in a production by David Pountney at the Bregenz Festival in Austria starting July 24.
Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' will be staged in a production by David Pountney at the Bregenz Festival in Austria starting July 24.
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Too bad that they are "No Picnic for Musicians."

DD~~

Jul. 12 2014 02:00 AM

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