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:
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.
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.
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. Des Moines Metro Opera is streaming a wonderful Rusalka with Sara Gartland (Adler 2010-2011) in the title role and Jill Grove (Merola 1995) as Jezibaba. Highly recommended. RUSALKA LINK Enjoy!
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Ciao, Opera Mavens. Mark your calendar for two FREE Jonas Kaufmann performances from the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich: Il Trovatore (Verdi) production of Jul 5, 2013. VOD available now through Mar 28. Die Tote Stadt (Korngold) scheduled live for Jul 19 at 11:30am...
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Ciao, Opera Mavens. Anna Netrebko (Merola 1996) is marvelous in the new Salzburg Festival Aida. Beautiful production. Beautiful singing with Netrebko, Ekaterina Semenchuk, and Francesco Meli, and conducted by Ricardo Muti. Stream it now and enjoy!
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...
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...
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...
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...