The Royal Opera House – London, England
Streaming is So Easy!
Watch streaming opera on your big flat TV screen easily by broadcasting from your computer to the screen by either:
- Connecting wirelessly with a Chromecast device ($35) or something similar.
- Using an HDMI cable from your computer’s HDMI (out) to your TV screen’s HDMI (in).
Below are the main sites offering streaming opera:
Operacat.com – Scores of operas listed, many of which are the same ones listed on the sources below. www.operacat.com
The Opera Platform – Operas stay available for six months. English subtitles
are added a few days after performance is first shown. www.theoperaplatform.com
YouTube – Scores of operas available at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=opera+full+length, e.g., SF Opera’s Aida with Pavarotti and Price. Operacat above has a selection for opera on YouTube.
Indiana University – They have a wide variety of operas, but many are not all that great. My favorites are Acknaten and Dead Man Walking.
SITES WHICH CHARGE
Medici.tv – They have a huge catalog for which they charge. Their live offerings are normally free. http://www.medici.tv/
Digital Concert Hall – This is the Berlin Philharmonic. They seldom do opera, but it’s a good site to know about. https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home
The Met – Large catalog. http://www.metopera.org/Season/On-Demand/
SITES WHICH BROADCAST LIVE ONLY
Glyndebourne – They do mostly summer stuff. But a lot is available on Medici at http://www.medici.tv/#!/search/glyndebourne/ and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=glyndebournne.
Bayerishe Oper Munich – They broadcast live only. Sometimes their productions end up on other channels, like Logan D, or Culturbox.
Wallonie – They usually just broadcast live, but they often appear on LiveWeb.Arte or Culturbox.
Bayreuth – Nothing lately.
Royal Opera – Nothing Lately.
Streaming From the Blog
Ciao, Opera Mavens. A brand new Hamlet opera from Glyndebourne plus a new, unique 12-episode streaming opera, plus news of two important musicologists who are locally familiar. The World Premiere of Hamlet by Brett Dean. From Glyndebourne with an all-star cast. At 9am...read more
Ciao, Opera Mavens. Great opera news keeps rolling in. Ojai Festival at Berkeley, June 15-17. Opera fans will be especially interested in the Friday, June 16 performance. Fri, June 16 7pm, Zellerbach Playhouse Pre-performance Talk With Ojai at Berkeley music director...read more
Ciao, Opera Maven. Tomorrow morning, Aug 10, starting at 10:30 you can see Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra live from Vienna. Stars Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Ferrucio Furlanetto, Francesco Meli, and Barbara Frittoli. There’s More: Gounod’s Faust from the Salzburg Festival is...read more
Ciao, Opera Maven. I’m looking forward especially to Berlioz’s Beatrice and Benedict from Glyndebourne. Wagner's Die Meistersinger (from Munich with Jonas Kaufmann) Originally scheduled for Jul 31 but now cancelled. Stay tuned for a new date. Berlioz’s Béatrice et...read more
Ciao, Opera Mavens. Let’s start with: Glyndebourne: Watch La Cenerentola online. For the next seven days you can watch Peter Hall’s 2005 production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola online, on our website and telegraph.co.uk for free. We hope you enjoy this elegant and...read more
Ciao Opera Mavens. SF Opera’s upcoming world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber is one of four new operas being streamed (in excerpt) by Opera America this afternoon, January 18, at 5pm. Use this link for the live stream:...read more