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15 May 2020

Experience opera and ballet online

To our community of opera and ballet lovers,

Digital experiences extend our perception of opera and ballet. They engage our mind, our hearts, and our bodies. Despite being closed, some of our organizational members offer exciting online workshops and activities that keep inspired both physically and mentally.


Culture Tips by Aïda Gabriëls

LOD Muziektheater
Every week, the LOD Muziektheater shares "culturetips" on their social media accounts: books, articles, videos or biographies of young artist to boost knowledge and trigger curiosity!

Last 3 culturetips, May 5th 

Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel (Belgium)
To brighten up your day at home more pleasant, the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel shares with you some of the highlights of their last season. Discover masterclasses, concertos and more exciting content such as Outhere Music “A Tribute to Ysaÿe” 5 CD box on Spotify!

Music Chapel Garden Party with Lorenzo Gatto & J.J. Kantorow
The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
Music Chapel Open Lab Public Masterclass with Gary Hoffman & Christine J. Lee
Outhere Music

Czech Republic

Národní Divadlo / Prague National Theatre
To keep entertaining its public virtually, the Prague National Theatre offers live concerts from its artists, interviews about upcoming shows, documentaries about opera creation… Find out more on their Facebook accounts and Youtube!

Documentary: Laterna magika: In the Garden – jak se dělá multimediální divadlo
Debate: How did the unexpected break and interruption of the season affect the regional theaters?


Interview of Julie Glargaard

The Royal Danish Theatre
The Royal Danish Theatre is extending your experience of streaming! For each performance available to stream there is an interview and exclusive content by the choreographers, playwrights, directors and performers. 

The Rhine Hull


Interview of Julie Glargaard

I run by Julul

The visit of the life 


Lucile Rimbert

La Fabrique de la Danse
For those interested in artistic entrepreneurship, La Fabrique de la Danse organises four workshops about management and how to create your own start-up (paying subscription). On their social media accounts, they relay videos, live performances and also online quizz.

Workshop #1
Workshop #2

Martin Harriague

Malandain Ballet Biarritz
Did you know The Malandain Biarritz Ballet organized a choreographic contest from home? Follow their Facebook account to discover the 5 nominees and the winner, selected by choreographers Thierry Malandain and  Martin Harriague!

The Contest

Chantons Finoreille

Opéra de Lille 
Become a singing expert thanks to "Chantons Finoreille", the singing lessons by Opéra de Lille on their Facebook account. These videos will teach you how to warm up your voice and how to sing canons by Mozart!

Opéra national Bordeaux
Have you ever wondered to what extent classical, pop, rock, jazz and hip hop music are intertwined? Read the series "Les grands airs classiques et lyriques dans les musiques actuelles" by Opéra National Bordeaux to learn more about the fascination of contemporary artists for opera arias and classical symphonies and listen to playlists. Follow them on their social media accounts to discover exclusive interviews of artists! 

L'orchestre mode d'emploi

Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier Occitanie
Until the theatre's doors reopen, the French institution lets you listen to recordings of the orchestra, the opera's chorus and even their junior chorus on Soundcloud. Their online selection also includes their podcast "L'Orchestre, mode d'emploi".

Recordings of the orchestra and the choruses
L'orchestre mode d'emploi
Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev played by the orchestra in lockdown

Madame Butterfly

Opéra de Rouen Normandie
Get access to exclusive behind the scenes videos on Opéra de Rouen Normandie's production of Madame Butterfly. Moreover, your children can learn more about classical music and opera though their game "Orchestra Lab".

Butterfly les coulisses 1
Butterfly les coulisses 2
Butterfly les coulisses 3
Butterfly les coulisses 4 

Judith Chemla

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord 
Even though the theatre is closed, the artists working with Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord keep on playing and interacting with audience. Watch these short videos "artistes en confinement" where artist interpret a musical piece of their choice from their home. 

Judith Chemla

Julie Depardieu, Juliette Hurel & Hélène Couvert

Franck Krawczyk & Joëlle Petrasek

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe
Despite being closed the theatre keeps reaching maintaining a creative dialogue with their audience. Watch as Justin Brown, the Director gives a talk and plays suites by Händel. Listen as the BADISCHE STAATSKAPELLE greets you into your living rooms with a live audio recording of SINFONIE No. 6 F-DUR op. 68 by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, the PASTORALE.

Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg
Discover DRAMA@HOME by the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg where Anna Melcher, Anne do Paço, Anna Grundmeier, Alban Pinet and Heili Schwarz-Schütte from opera's creative think tank write about topics of cultural life that inspire and move them personally.

Michèle Seydoux

Staatstheater Hannover
The Theatre has extended their online offer to keep you entertained while the doors are being closed. Discover their online workout and ballet sessions with dancer Michèle Seydoux as your professor. In the series #Miniature artists send greetings from their "home office", while the big collectives such as choir, orchestra or ballet company present themselves in #Collectivemoment. #Forunadults brings participatory and do-it-yourself formats for the whole family home!



Virtual Museum

Greek National Opera
Greek National Opera has launched a virtual museum which allows you to dive into the history of the institutions. Explore the archives through an interactive exhibition and learn more about the most emblematic productions ever produced at the theatre. On "Electronic compass", discover the history of the genre of opera in the country's history.



Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
The FondazioneNazionale della Danza / Aterballetto keeps on creating even during the lockdown with a brand new creation called 1 meter CLOSER, inspired by the current situation in the whole world. They share many live performances of their artists every week and masterclasses #WeDanceAtHome.

1 meter CLOSER by Budlla


Fondazione Romaeuropa Arte e Cultura
In order to keep you inspired, Fondazione Romaeuropa Arte e Cultura shares interviews from the past editions of the festival on their social media accounts. These conversation with artists, directors and conductors are meant to nourish your reflexion on the creation process. 

Interview of Celestini

Interview of Studio Robert Henke

Interview of Cosimi

View of the Teatro Grande alla Scala

Teatro alla Scala
Travel back in time and dive into the history of the mythical Italian opera house! Teatro alla Scala partners with Google Arts & Culture to bring to you "The Great Productions", an interactive page retracing the theatre's past greatest performances. 

100 Gianni Rodari

Teatro Sociale di Como – AsLiCo
Teatro Sociale di Como has put in place an exciting challenge for its community. As next 23 October will be the anniversary that celebrates 100 years since the birth of Gianni Rodari (italian poet, writer and journalist), and everyone is invited to send a short video in the Inbox messages of their Facebook page, while reading or acting a poem. Everyday, a new video is and published on their social networks.


Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg have put together a selection of extracts of plays, live interviews and discussions on their social media, in order to keep you entertained until the reopening of the theatre. 



Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
As the dancers are going back to rehearsals, the Ballets de Monte Carlo created a video called "WAKE UP!" which reflects on the limitation of space for dancers during the closing of the theatre. Be inspired by this strong piece which questions who we are in the absence of performing arts. 

Mariam Battistelli

Opéra de Monte Carlo
Discover how the artists of Opéra de Monte Carlo experienced confinement and the absence of performance. These short and powerful testimonies let you discover their daily lives, artistic practices, and physical activities which can inspire you while waiting for performances to start again. 

Ballet in Lock Down

Dutch National Opera & Ballet
There's something for everyone on the Dutch National Opera & Ballet's online platform! How about learning some dance moves and practicing at home? You can take a class on arabesques and learn how to do a perfect tombé pas de bourrée. If you are into more relaxing activities, discover beautiful puzzles on opera and ballet and watch how the dancers and the chorus digitally connect and create while staying at home.

Dance classes
Videos from the singers at home 


Nessun Dorma

Gran Teatre del Liceu
Gran Theatre del Liceu has been busy to keep inspiring despite the theatre's doors are close. Watch as the musicians virtually come together and performs "Nessun dorma" from Puccini's Turandot. Watch their first online conference "From Craftsmen to Artists: The Transformation of the Cultural World between Enlightenment and Romanticism" by their collaborator and friends of the theatre, Enric Calpena.

Gopak by Evgeniya Khomutova
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía is committed to connecting audiences and artists until the curtain of the stage rises up again. Watch as the musicians and signers record themselves at home in order to offer you short videos of arias and pieces for ensembles which will keep you inspired. 

United Kingdom

Home from home

Birmingham Royal Ballet
The Birmingham royal ballet is working hard to create new content and to re-share some of their favourites from past years to help keep you entertained during the isolation. Check their website and follow their social medias Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for home performances of the artists and extracts of performances! 

Ballet class with Tamara Rojo

English National Ballet
There is a ballet class for everyone at the English National Ballet! Whether you are a professional dancer, intermediate, beginner, or just ballet curious, these classes help you stay active and positive. These classes are taught by renowned artists such as the Ballet’s Artistic Director and Lead Principal Tamara Rojo, Katie Mason from Rambert, and many Dance Artists from the Company. Check out previous  Warm Up tips, performance excerpts and short documentaries and interviews here. Don't miss out on the Wednesday Watch Parties! 

Ballet classes with Tamara Rojo
Beginners-Improvers Ballet Classes
Ballet-Fit Classes
Chair-Based Ballet Classes
Young Ballet Classes

Manchester International Festival
The Manchester International Festival will continue through MIFLIVE, a free online programme for audiences at home, featuring much-loved shows from the archives, artists talks, and new work from Manchester artists.In the section "Viewpoints", they initiate a reflexion on the arts through the themes and work featured in the festival through interviews, articles to podcasts and immersive content.

Rambert Home Studio

Rambert (United Kingdom)
Rambert has launched Rambert Home Studio, offering inspiring online classes on a pay-what-you-can basis for everyone, whatever your age or level. Classes are taught by dancers from Rambert’s diverse, talented ensemble and leading international teachers.
Classes for adults include contemporary, ballet and body conditioning, as well as Rambert’s Mercury Movers for ages 60+ in a fit-to-do at home format. Curated by Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer, the professional class series brings the expertise of international dance artists to the professional community.
Classes for children range from Little (2yo+) and Young (6yo+) Movers through to a special technique class for GCSE students, supporting the dance studies of teenagers aged 14 - 16.

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