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19 March 2020

Experience Opera and Ballet Online

To our community of opera and ballet lovers,

During this Covid-19 crisis, recordings and digital performances engage our minds and hearts and afterwards, live performances will assist in bringing our community back together. Despite being closed, some of our organizational members offer exciting online alternatives to live performances. In the following weeks, we will dedicate our page to share information regarding live streaming services, online workshops and exciting ideas from our member organizations.


Salzburger Festspiele
The Salzburger Festspiele lets you stream incredible productions from their past edition. Follow their Facebook page they will share links to stream these performances. Discover Beethoven's Fidelio perfumed during the 2015 edition of the festival 

Nightshade : Aubergine

Muziektheater Transparant
As most of their upcoming performances are being postponed to later this year and to next year, you are still be able to connect with Muziektheater Transparant by watching their performances 

Nights Damage : Aubergine  by McFadden
Diary of one who disappeared by Janaček: as of April 26th


deSingel gathers a wide selection of videos of performances, short films, and recitals to be streamed from the confort of your home. Follow them on their Facebook page to discover the links. Discover the  movie LEBENSLICHT by Clara Pons and be charmed by Marc-André Ham's piano recital from his home to your home. LEBEN

Bach Studies

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Now that you cannot come to their theaters, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen brings their performances to you. They have selected the best performances from the past seasons, so you can enjoy everything that opera and ballet have to offer from the comfort of your living room. 

La Juive by Halévy
Parsifal by Wagner 
Rusalka by Dvorak 
Bach Studies choreographed by Millepied 
Ma Mère l'Oye choreographed by Verbruggen 

Macbeth Underworld

Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie/de Munt
Even though the theatre's doors are closed, La Monnaie launches a virtual online season from March 21st to the end of the Easter holidays. On their website, la Monnaie lets you stream making-offs, extracts, interviews and entire performances such as Dusapin's Macbeth Underworld (in collaboration with Opéra Comique), Poulenc's Dialogue des Carmélites and many more.

Lucio Silla  by Mozart: until April 19th 
Aida by Verdi: until April 19th
Tristan und Isolde by Wagner: until April 19th
La Gioconda by Ponchielli: until April 19th
Le Conte du tsar Saltane by Rimski-Korsako: until April 19th
Frankenstein by Grey: until April 19th
Macbeth Underworld by Dusapin: until the end of April 
Push by Moody: as of April 19th 
Au monde by Boesmans: as of April 19th
Mitridate, re di Ponto by Mozart: as of April 19th 
Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc: as of April 19th 
Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach: as of April 19th 
Madama Butterfly by Puccini: as of April 19th 
Macbeth by Verdi: as of April 19th


Don Quixote

Stara Zagora State Opera 
Meanwhile performances were postponed, the Stara Zagora State Opera is making sure you can access inspiring cultural recordings to stream. 

Don Quixote by Minkus

About "The African Woman" by Meyerber


Ero s onoga svijeta

Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
Productions are brought to your screen on Youtube! Rediscover Croatians classics by the Creation National theatre in Zagreb.

Dark Landscape by Bjelinski 
Peter Pan by Bjelinski 
A Hero from that world  by Jakov Gotovac



Den Jyske Opera
Due to the current situation, the Den Jyske Opera concentrates on offering you opera experiences at home. Explore highlights from their previous seasons and prepare for their great return in the fall! Discover TalentU, the documentary about their three year programme to become an artist at the Den Jyske Opera.

Kleopatra by Enna
Michael Kohlhaas by Von Klenau


Don Giovanni

Finnish National Opera and Ballet
To keep you company, the Finnish Opera and Ballet lets you stream some of their most incredible opera and ballet productions. First, on the occasion of the Mozart festival on Opera Vision, Don Giovanni will be available to be watched on-demand. Then some of their biggest classics will be made available online to stream on their website.

Don Giovanni by Mozart
The Little Mermaid by Greve 
Das Rheingold  by Wagner 
Pipi Longstocking by Isberg 
Tosca by Puccini 
The Flying Dutchman by Wagner 
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky 



Carolyn Carlson Company 
Keeping you inspired has been the Carolyn Carlson Company's main priority during the lockdown. Watch dancers illustrate at home poems read by Carolyn Carlson in Performance poésie-danse pour l'Académie du Monde d'après and discover the streamings of Burning [Islands] and Seeds [Retour à la terre].

Record of Ancient Things

CCN - Ballet de Lorraine
The CCN - Ballet de Lorraine's latest productions will now be available to stream on their Vimeo page. Discover some of their most recent productions such as Record of Ancient Things, For Four Walls, and Discofoot a documentary about the sport mixing football and dance. Moreover, you can be involved in a participative online choreographic process on their Facebook page.

Record of ancient things by Jacobsson and Caley: from March 19th to 26th
For Four Walls de Jacobsson et Caley: as of March 26th until April 2nd
Discofoot as of March 27th until April 3rd


Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse
Don't worry, Chaillot has been thinking about you and about ways to entertain you while staying at home. Not only you can stream creations from international choreographers but you also also have the possibility to watch artist interviews during the confinement on their Instagram and to get access to Chaillot's recommandations of books to read on the topics of dance and choreography.

DECA DANCE by Ohad Naharin / Batsheva Dance Company
Sadeh 21 by Ohad Naharin / Batsheva The Young Ensemble
I'm going to toss my arms, if you catch me they're yours by Trisha Brown
Opal Loop by Trisha Brown
Watermotor  by Trisha Brown
Mirror and music by Saburo Teshigawara
Skid by Damien Jalet 
Vessel  by Damien Jalet
Danzaora by Rocio Molina
Impulso by Rocio Molina
Inanna by Carolyn Carlson 
Rencontre by Carolyn Carlson et Eva Yerbabuena
O Senseï - Stance II by Catherine Diverrès
La jeune fille et la mort  by Thomas Lebrun
La Pastorale  by Thierry Malandain 
El Djoudour, les racines  by Abou Lagraa
Allegria by Kader Attou


Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
So that time doesn't weigh on you, discover in streaming the Festival d'Aix's biggest successes on the platforms of their media partners.

Requiem by Mozart: until April 4th 
Tosca by Puccini: until July 10th 
The Rake's Progress by Stravinski: until July 10th 
Don Giovanni  by Mozart 

Le sand des étoiles

Malandain Ballet Biarritz
Malandain Ballet Biarritz is thinking of you! Discover their selection of highlights from their past seasons on Youtube.

Le sang des étoiles 
Les créatures 
Le portrait de l'infante 
Mozart à 2 

Kein Licht

Opéra Comique 
As of March the 25th, Opéra Comique will publish some of their most beautiful works online. Macbeth Underworld, L'Inondation, Ercole Amante, Le Comte Ory, La Nonne sanglante, Le Timbre d’argent, Orphée et Eurydice, Manon, Miranda and many more. The schedule of diffusion will be updated on their social media pages. The first one, Macbeth Underworld, a co-production with Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie/de Munt, was originally cancelled for safety reasons and is now available online.

Macbeth Underworld by Dusapin
L'Innondation by Filidei and Pommerat: as of March 25th at 8pm 
Kein Licht  by Manoury: as of March 25th at 8pm (Winner of the FEDORA - Rolf Liebermann Prize for opera 2016)
Ercole Amante by Buti: as of April 1st at 11am 
La Nonne Sanglante by Scribe and Delavigne: as of April 1st at 8pm
Le Comte Ory by Scribe: as of April 1st at 8pm

Atvakhabar Rhapsodies

Opéra de Lyon
Opéra de Lyon is happy to offer a wide selection of entire productions of opera and ballet to discover on their website and on

Barbe-Bleue by Offenbach: from April 2nd to 16th
Don Giovanni by Mozart: from April 9th to 23rd 
Carmen by Bizet: from April 16th to 30th 
La flûte enchantée by Mozart: from April 23rd to June 23rd
Atvakhabar Rhapsodies by Barcellos and Biscuit: from April 30th to May 14th 
Le comte Ory by Rossini: from May 7th to 21st


Opéra national de Paris
Opéra national de Paris offers you the possibility to watch their latest production and some of their classics online. This service is limited to France.

Manon by Massenet: from March 17th to 22nd
Giselle by Coralli: from March 19th to April 5th
Les Indes Galantes by Rameau 
3 concerts from the Tchaikovsky Cycle: from March 17th to May 3rd
Don Giovanni by Mozart: from March 23rd to 29th
Le Lac des Cygnes by Tchaikovsky: from March 30th to April 5th
Le Barbier de Séville by Rossini: from April 6th to 12th 
Soirée Robbins: from April 13th to 19th 
Les Contes d’Hoffmann: from April 20th to 26th
Carmen by Bizet: from April 27th to May 3rd

Le Dialogue des Carmélites

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées
Because we all need comfort and music, the French theater offers you some of their most classic productions online. 

Dialogues des Carmélites by Poulenc: from March 20th to April 2nd
Les Noces de Figaro by Mozart: until June 6th 
La Clémence de Titus by Mozart 


Bayerische Staatsoper
The Bayerische Staatsoper will ensure that you don't miss their most iconic creations. Every Monday at 8:35pm, live and free of charge on STAATSOPER.TV, a live concert of lieder, solo instrumentalists, chamber music and dance performances will be diffused. Moreover, their online service offers free live streams for opera and ballet. These performances will then be available to be watched for some definite time periods. You can also discover and listen also to the productions of the Bayerische Staatsoper's orchestra on the radio BR-KLASSIK.

Il Trovatore by Verdi: Available on March 14th - 28th
Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti:  Available on March 25th - April 8th
Ratmansky/Dawson/Eyal: Live on May 23rd, available on May 25th - 26th
Castor et Pollux by Rameau: Live on June 28th, available on June 30th - July 30th
Falstaff by Verdi: Live on July 11th, available on July 13th to 14th
Die tote Stadt : Live on July 19th, available on July 21st - 22nd
Radio broadcasts on BR-KLASSIK

Konzerthaus Dortmund
Almost everyday, the Konzerthaus Dortmund publishes a concert from its records of the past few years : on a beach, a Grand Auditorium or a Festival, the diversity of its offer allows you to travel between times and places!

Opening of the Felix Festival in Cologne

Live stream concert by Gerassimez

23rd Piano Concert by Mozart

Concert on the beach in Barcelona

In aller Kürze

Landestheater Detmold
During the lockdown Landestheater Detmold has created a new digital series of small insights into the corona-related special situation of employees of the regional theater, which work in front of, next to or behind the stage. On their social media account, they also share stream videos of shows.

In a nutshell - First episode
Live performances from musicians
Making of Ritter Odilo

Die Heimkehr des Odysseus

Nationaltheater Mannheim
In order to keep in touch Nationaltheater Mannheim will continue to play for you online content. In the series "Große" (Big Stage), they show excerpts and recordings of their productions every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which are available online for several days. In addition, through their "Master Classes" artists give tips and instructions on how to pass the time at home. In the podcast "HANDWASHING", two actors talk to guests about things that would actually happen now but cannot happen; those that must happen now and those that happen now but should never happen. Facebook and Instagram will also be featured and invite to exchange ideas! 

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria  by Monteverdi
Short Stories by Tilson, Kvarčáková and Headley: on April 3rd until 10th
Maria Stuart by Schiller on April 4th 
Phantom Alone at Home or Waiting for Opera: Episode II:  on April 5th 
Music salon // Home: From Couperin to Rameau: on April 6th


Staatsoper Stuttgart
To ensure that you do not have to do without opera completely, the Staatsoper Stuttgart has provided a digital program free of charge on their online platform. Each week you'll get to see a new one!

Der Rosenkavalier

Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Until April 19th, every day Staatsoper Unter den Linden publishes a new recording of an opera or a concert on their website. The productions will be available during 24 hours from noon to noon. Check regulary their social media and website to follow their digital repertoire! They started with Carmen, which is now available despite the cancellation of the premiere on March 12th.

Special thanks to our Platform Member Freunde und Förderer der Staatsoper Unter den Linden for sharing this information with us! 

Die Zarenbraut  by Rimsky-Korsakow: as of March 30th
Der Nussknacker by Tchaikovsky: as of March 31st
Il Trovatore by Verdi: as of April 1st
The Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky: as of April 2nd
Hippolyte et Aricie by Rameau: as of April 3rd
Symphonies 1 to 4 by Brahms: as of April 4th
Così Fan Tutte by Mozart: as of April 5th 
Tannhäuser by Wagner: as of April 6th 
Tristan und Isolde by Wagner: as of April 8th 
Symphonies 4 to 9 by Bruckner: as of April 9th 
Parsifal by Wagner: as of April 10th
Concertos for piano 1 to 5 by Beethoven: as of April 11th 
Violetter Schnee by Furrer: as of April 14th 
Die Verlobung im Kloster by Prokojew: as of April 15th 
Der Rosenkavalier by Strauss: as of April 16th 
Der Spieler by Sergej Prokofjew: as of April 17th
Sonatas for piano 1 to 32 by Beethoven: as of April 18th 
Manon  by Massenet: as of April 19th 

Theater Magdeburg
The German institution will keep entertaining you while the theater is closed. Follow Theater Magdeburg on Facebook to discover videos from actors, singers, and dancers who share with you some thoughts or artistic content from their home! 


Icelandic Opera
During the summer break Icelandic Opera will uplift your heart with it's catalogue of Aria of the Day. You can also watch the 1990 recording of "Pagliacci" by Ruggero Leoncavallo from their archive!


La Cenerentola

Irish National Opera
In order to patiently wait for the return to the stage of the Irish National Opera's productions, one can access some of their most recent pieces online. You can stream both "Madame Butterfly", "La Cenerentola", and "Orfeo ed Euridice".

Madame Butterfly by Puccini
La Cenerentola by Rossini
Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck


Love Chapter 2

L-E-V Sharon Eyal Gai Behar
Follow L-E-V on Facebook and Instagram to discover some exclusive content and past creations. Watch some of their most innovative creations like House and Love Chapter 2, winner of the FEDORA - VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet in 2017. And if you ever wondered what a fashion show choreographed by Sharon Eyal would look like, discover their collaboration with Dior!



Teatro La Fenice
La Fenice offers you the possibility to discover some of greatest performances online.

Semiramide by Rossini 
Orlando Furioso by Vivaldi 

Festival Verdi Home Streaming

Teatro Regio di Parma
The Italian institution offer three initiatives to keep up with their productions. Festival Verdi Home Streaming proposes 11 opera in HD, each one available for 24 hours, from March 20th to April 10th. Festival Verdi Immersive 360° offers the audience the emotion of feeling right at the center of the stage, together with the artists on stage. Il Regio a tua casa is a programme which lets you discover more about the Opera House and their latest productions with videos and podcasts. 

La Traviata by Verdi: on March 20th 
Nabucco by Verdi: on March 22th
Rigoletto by Verdi: on March 24th 
Falstaff by Verdi: on March 26th
Aida by Verdi: on March 28th
La Forza del Destino by Verdi: on March 30th
Macbeth by Verdi: on April 1st 
Il Corsaro by Verdi: on April 3rd
Ernani by Verdi: on April 5th 
Stiffelio by Verdi: on April 7th 
Don Carlo by Verdi:on April 9th 


Teatro Regio Torino
Teatro Regio Torino lets you stream some of their most classic performances on Youtube . Discover classics such as Carmen and Nabucco by staying on the sofa!

Carmen by Bizet
Il matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa
Nabucco by Verdi

Il lago dei cigniCorpo di Ballo del Teatro di San Carlo Balletto

Teatro di San Carlo
In order to keep you entertained, Teatro di San Carlo releases a very complete selection from their repertoire on their web TV. Discover a full performance streaming (opera or ballet) every Tuesday and Friday nights at 8pm (CET). On Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, at 5pm (CET), the theatre shares educational contents. Don't miss the special interviews with representatives of the Opera World by the General Manager, Stéphan Lissner, every Saturday night, starting from 9pm (CET). The daily programme is announced everyday on the web TV and on their social media accounts.


Mata Hari

Dutch National Opera & Ballet
There’s something for everyone on the Dutch National Opera & Ballet's online platform, featuring "keep singing" and "keep dancing" videos, and games. They will be broadcasting regular live streams of exciting performances that have been performed on stage in recent years (list of upcoming performances below).

Lady Macbeth van Mtsensk by Shostakovich: from May 12th and available for 3 months 
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh by Rimsky-Korsakov: from May 15th and available for 3 months 
Dr. Atomic by Adams: from May 17th until May 24th 
Das Rheingold by Wagner: from May 21st until May 31st
Die Walküre by Wagner: from May 22nd until May 31st
Siegfried by Wagner: from May 23rd until May 31st
Götterdämmerung by Wagner: from May 24th until May 31st

Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky: until May 23rd
May Hans van Manen: Part Two: from May 16th 
Mata Hari: from May 23rd until May 30th

Midnight Raga

Nederlands Dans Theater
These are difficult times for everybody but it won't stop the Nederlands Dans Theater to connect you to digital artistic alternatives to performances. 

Short Cut by Hans van Manen
Mutual Comfort by Edward Clug
Stop-Motion by Sol León and Paul Lightfoot
Midnight Raga by Marco Goecke

Reading Salomé

Operadagen Rotterdam
Operadagen Rotterdam streams one of their summer's festival favourite performances every Thursday. The performances are available 24 hours, from Thursday 12.00 hours to Friday 12.00 hours.

Reading Salome by Strauss, Müller and Rinnert: April 9th 
Night damage: Aubergine by McFadden and Music Theatre Transparent: April 16th
YIOV  by Grygoriv, Razumeiko and Troitskyi: April 23th 
Minuet  by LOD Muziektheater:  April 30th 


Legenda Bałtyku

Poznań Opera House

The Poznań Opera House lets you stream broadcasts of full performances from their repertoire for free on their website. Watch Legenda Bałtyku by Nowowiejski, Halka and Paria by Moniuszko or Parsifal by Wagner! 



Festival Castell Peralada
Castell Peralada Festival aims to bring opera to the public during the lockdown by offering three operas that premiered at the festival in recent years.

Combattimento  by Monteverdi

Turandot  by Puccini

La Traviata by Verdi

La Bohème

Teatro Real
Myoperaplayer is an online platform where you can suscribe and for a membership fee you can access all of the Teatro's repertoire.

Lear  by Reinmann 
Fidelio by Beethoven 
La Traviata by Verdi 
Iris by Mascagni 



Royal Swedish Opera
The Royal Swedish Opera presents OPERAN PLAY, the digital channel of the royal Swedish Opera. This service lets you stream performances and highlights from their past seasons". Furthermore, in order to keep you company, OPERAN PLAY introduces the "Musical Lunches", poetic interludes during the lunch time.

Don Quixote by Minkus 
Die Walküre by Wagner 
Candide by Bernstein

United Kingdom

La Fiancée Vendue

Garsington Opera
Watch Garsington Opera's classic La Fiancée Vendue and Le Nozze di Figaro on OperaVision. Regarding this Mozart opera, Garsington opera organizes at home workshops and discussions on their Facebook page.

La Fiancée Vendue by Smetana
Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart 


Glynderbourne Festival 
Glyndebourne Open House throws open our doors to everyone, everywhere: join them at 5.00pm each Sunday and enjoy world-class opera in your living room for free to discover classics such as Mozart's Così fan tutte, Handel's Rinaldo or Barber's Vanessa)


Hofesh Shechter
During this time when many of us find ourselves indoors, Hofesh Shechter Company ensures you get the opportunity to watch some dance performances and that you get the chance to express yourself with your body. Discover Clown a macabre danced comedy of murder and desire that asks, how far will we go in the name of entertainment. If you need to express yourself and to let your mind escape, put on headphone, listen to Hofesh Shechter's podcast "Everyday moments" with fuel theatre. This podcast is designed to be listened to alone, in a dark space, is an invitation to move without inhibition – the way you always wished you could when no one is watching.

Clown by Hofesh Shechter 
Everyday moments by Hofesh Shechter 

Peter and the Wolf

Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera house is presently shuttered indefinitely, with every production put on hold. Tune in to the Covent Garden institution's Facebook page or March 27 – ‘Peter and the Wolf’ (Royal Ballet, 2010)April 17 – ‘The Metamorphosis’ (Royal Ballet, 2013) YouTube channel at the right time and you can bring a programme of high art into your living room.

Peter and the Wolf  by Profokiev: on March 27th 
Acis and Galatea by Haendel: on April 3rd
Così Fan Tutte by Mozart: on April 10th 
The Metamorphosis by Pita: on April 17th 
Gloriana by Britten: on April 24th 
The Winter's Tale by Wheeldon: on May 1st 


Sadler's Wells
Sadler's Wells presents programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online, to keep you entertained and connected through dance,  wherever you are in the world while their live stages are dark. Performances will be able to watch live and for seven days on their Facebook page.

Deluxe by Ballet Boyz
Tom by Wilkie Branson
Rumpelstiltskin by BalletLORENT
The Thread by Maliphant and Vangelis

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In order to take a break from your routine and to enjoy opera at home, Opera Philadelphia lets you discover their playlist of five short video clips from recent Opera Philadelphia productions.

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