Streaming Opera is So Easy! Here’s the “How to”

Watch streaming opera on your big flat TV screen easily by broadcasting from your computer to the screen by either:

  1. Connecting wirelessly with a Chromecast device ($35) or something similar.
  2. 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:

Opera Vision – Operas from all over Europe; they stay available for 3-6 months. English subtitles
are added a few days after performance is first shown; many have English subtitles from the start. https://operavision.eu/en.

Liveweb.arte.fr http://concert.arte.tv/fr

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.

Indiana University – They have a wide variety of operas.

https://music.indiana.edu/iumusiclive/

SITES WHICH CHARGE

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Medici.tv – They have a huge catalog for which they charge. Their live offerings are normally free. http://www.medici.tv/

Streamopera.com https://streamopera.com/

Cennarium https://www.cennarium.com/genre/opera/

Sonostream.tv https://sonostream.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.