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10 December 2020

Experience Opera and Ballet Online

Enjoy the digital streaming experiences offered by our members! On this page we will share information, dates and links to discover these services and inspiring online experiences.


Until December 24th, watch deSingel OnLive, a wonderful online series of live concerts with musicians and performers of exception.
- Vox Luminis ensemble with conductor Lionel Meunier - a Christmas musical evening on December 24th

La Monnaie/De Munt
Stream online performances from La Monnaie/De Munt:
- "Die tote Stadt" (directed by Mariusz Treliński, music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold)
- "Push" (directed by Benoît De Leersnyder, music by Howard Moody) available until February 5th
- Meet Canadian mezzo Michèle Losier, who was set to perform the role of Octavia, and performs the very first sung words from "Der Rosenkavalier" by Richard Strauss, as well as the "Prière" by Charles Gounod

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen offers a wide range of online broadcasts of opera and ballet performances. Opera & ballet lovers will appreciate rediscovering:
- "Samson et Delila" (directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, music by Camille Saint-Saëns)
- "Sadko" (music by Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov, directed by Daniel Kramer)
- "Infinite now" (directed by Luk Perceval, music by Chaya Czernowin).
Ballet lovers will be inspired by this wide selection of performances:
- "Bach Studies" (choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, music by Johann Sebastian Bach)
- "Ma Mère l'Oye" (choreographed by Jeroen Verbruggen, music by Maurice Ravel)
- "Mea Culpa" (choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaou)
- "Pond Way" (choreographed by Merce Cunningham)
- "Ladylike" (choreographed by Shelby Williams, music by Artifact 3 - Ryan Teague) 


Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
Don't miss the streaming of Croatian National Theatre!
- "Turandot" (directed by Stefano Ricci, music by Puccini) from 2018 available until February 12th on OperaVision, the opera streaming platform under the supervision of our expert partner Opera Europa, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union


Finnish National Opera and Ballet
The Finnish National Opera and Ballet has gathered a wide selection of streamings of opera and ballet. Watch poetic ballet productions:
- "The Snow Queen" (choreographed by Kenneth Greve, music by Tuomas Kantelinen)
- "H-ome" (choreographed by Emrecan Tanis, music by Mehmet Sadik Tanis).
- "Sleeping Beauty" (choreographed by Javier Torres, music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski)
Be inspired by their selection of opera productions:
- "CircOpera" (directed by Jere Erkkilä)
- "Die Walküre" (directed by Anna Kelo, music by Richard Wagner)
- "The Flying Dutchman" (directed by Kasper Holten, music by Richard Wagner)
- "Il Trovatore" (directed by Joan Anton Rechi, music by Giuseppe Verdi)
In addition the Finnish National Opera and Ballet offers exclusive behind the scenes video footages:
- "Jekyll & Hyde: towards the premiere" (backstage impressions of "Jekyll & Hyde" choreographed by Val Caniparoli)


AROP – Association pour le Rayonnement de l'Opéra national de Paris
The Paris National Opera has launched L'Opéra Chez Soi, an interactive online platform which allows you to enjoy inspiring performances from the comfort of your home. Book tickets and rent performances through a wide catalogue of ballets and operas:
- "Rigoletto" (directed by Claus Guth, music by Giuseppe Verdi)
- "La Bayadère" (choreography and staging by Rudolf Noureev, music by Ludwig Minkus)
- "Le Barbier de Séville" (directed by Damiano Michieletto, music by Gioachino Rossini)
- "La Troisième Symphonie" (choreographed by John Neumeier, music by Gustav Mahler)  

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
The Festival d'Aix-en-Provence has launched #LaScèneNumérique, where you can access streamings of performances of past editions of the festival.
- "Tosca" (directed by Christophe Honoré, music by Giacomo Puccini) performed in 2019
- "Arianne à Naxos" (directed by Katie Mitchell, music by Richard Strauss) performed in 2018

Opéra de Rouen Normandie
As part of the festival "L'Amour de Loin" organised by Les Forces Musicales, Opéra de Rouen Normandie joins 45 French opera houses and orchestras for the first time in an exclusively online festival! Stream this exclusive online content on their Facebook page.
- "La Clémence de Titus" (performed by the orchestra of the Opéra de Rouen Normandie - chosen extracts, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
- "Peer Gynt, suite n°1" (performed by the symphonic orchestra of Mulhouse)

Opéra Orchestre national de Montpellier Occitanie
Discover "La Saison Continue", the Youtube playlist where Opéra Orchestre national de Montpellier Occitanie shares extracts and streams entire concerts:
- "Symphonie n°3 'Héroïque'" (conductor: Alexandre Bloc, music: Ludwig van Beethoven)
- "Concerto n°5 'L’Empereur'" (coductor: Nicholas Angelich music: Ludwig van Beethoven)
- "Symphonie n°4 F minor, opus 36" (conductor: Michael Schønwand, music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski)

Théâtre National de l'Opéra Comique
Be inspired as you watch performances of the Théâtre National de l'Opéra Comique in the comfort of your living room. Don't miss the broadcast of:
- "Hippolyte et Aricie"(directed by Jeanne Candel, music by Jean-Philippe Rameau) available until May 13th


Bayerische Staatsoper 
The Bayerische Staatsoper has put together an exciting programme enabling you to stream performances:
- "La Bohème" (directed by Otto Schenk, music by Giacomo Puccini) available until January 3rd
- "Come Ti Piace" (piano by Ewa Danilewska & Michael Pandya) available until December 25th
- "Falstaff" (directed by Mateja Koležnik, music by Giuseppe Verdi) available until January 5th
- "Hänsel and Gretel" (directed by Richard Jones, music by Engelbert Humperdinck), available as free stream-video from December 24th until 26th, and available as video-on-demand from December 27th until January 27th
- "Swan Lake" (directed by Ray Barra, Marius Petipa & Lew Iwanow, music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski) available as free stream-video from December 24th until 26th, and available as video-on-demand from December 27th until January 27th

Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg
Watch extracts and behind the scene videos of Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg's production:
- "Der Kaiser von Atlantis - Der Tod dankt ab" (directed by Ilaria Lanzino, music by Viktor Ullmann) available until April 20th

Nationaltheater Mannheim
Discover  Nationaltheater Mannheim's exciting selection of streaming of opera productions in a "compact" format on their online platform.
- "Fidelio" (directed by Roger Vontobel, music by Ludwig van Beethoven)
- "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" (directed by Nigel Lowery, music by Richard Wagner)
- "Carmen" (directed by Yona Kim, music by Georges Bizet)
- "Aida" (directed by Roger Vontobel, music by Giuseppe Verdi)


Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover
Every Saturday during the suspension of performances the Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover will be providing the broadcast of a recent production, available for 36 hours at a time on their website. Moreover, two productions are available on OperaVision:
- "Carmen" (directed by Barbora Horáková, music by Georges Bizet) available until May 10th
- "Trionfo" (directed by Elisabeth Stöppler, music by George Frideric Händel) available until April 9th

Staatsoper Stuttgart
Every week the Staatsoper Stuttgart is making a new exciting opera production available for a week to the public to stream on their platform.


Greek National Opera
Discover Greek National Opera's online streaming platform: GNO TV. Offering an alternative to physical events and performances, this new service allows you to access the streaming of a performance for which you have already booked a ticket.
- "Madame Butterfly" (directed by Hugo de Ana, music by Giacomo Puccini)
- "Europa" (directed by Kostas Papakostopoulos, music by Herbert Mitschk)


Irish National Opera
The Irish National Opera has put together a selection of inspiring online content:
- "Seraglio, the Mini-Series", extracts of "The Abduction from the Seraglio" by Wolgang Amadeus Mozart
- "Orfeo ed Euridice" (directed by Emma Martin, music by Christoph Willibald Gluck)
- "The Barber of Seville" (directed by Michael Barker Caven, music by Gioachino Rossini)
- "Acis and Galatea" (directed by Tom Creed, music by George Frideric Händel)
- "20 Shots of Opera" 20 new exciting short operas by 20 different composers


Fondazione Romaeuropa Arte e Cultura
Don’t miss the exclusive online content put together by Fondazione Romaeuropa Arte e Culture:
- "Chaotic Body 1: Strange Attractor" by Alexander Whitley, part of the Digital Body Project by Alexander Whitley Dance Company on Romaeuropa Arte e Cultura's website

Fondazione Teatro alla Scala  
Teatro alla Scala invites you to follow a series of concerts and events that will be broadcast in free streaming (for 7 days after publishing): 
- "Peter and the Wolf" (music by Sergei Prokofiev) on Friday, December 25th, 11 am CET
- "The Carnival of the Animals" (music by Camille de Saint-Saëns) on Friday, January 1st, 11 am CET
- "Babar" (music by Francis Poulenc) on Wednesday, January 6th, 11 am CET

Fondazione Teatro Donizetti
Despite government regulations, the Donizetti festival keeps reaching audiences and is reborn through the launch of a new exciting WebTV. By subscribing you will have access to full streaming of composer Donizetti's operas:
- "Belisario" (directed by Riccardo Frizza)
- "Marino Faliero" (directed by Riccardo Frizza)
- "Le Nozze in Villa" (directed by Stefano Montanari)    

Fondazione Teatro la Fenice
Teatro la Fenice has compiled a selection of inspiring content to be streamed from the comfort of your home:
- "Orlando Furioso" (conducted by Diego Fasoli, music by Antonio Vivaldi)
- "Petite Messe Solennelle" (directed by Claudio Marino Morett, music by Gioachino Rossini)
- "Requiem" (directed by Claudio Marino Moretti and interpreted by the chorus of Teatro La Fenice, music by Alfred Schnittke)
- "Sympony n. 4, Op. 60” (directed by Tito Ceccherin, music by Ludwig van Beethoven)

Teatro Comunale di Modena
On the occasion of a period of forced interruption of activities, the Luciano Pavarotti Municipal Theater of Modena makes available to the public some streaming broadcasts.
- "Le Villi" (directed by Pier Giorgio Morandi, music by Giacomo Puccini)
- "Andréa Chénier" (directed by Aldo Sisillo, music by Umberto Giordano)

Teatro di San Carlo
Discover Teatro di San Carlo's WebTV. Be inspired by the broadcasts of two classics:
- "Tosca" (directed by Donato Renzetti, music by Giacomo Puccini) 
- "Don Giovanni" (music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Teatro Regio di Parma
Teatro Regio di Parma has put together a multimedia library to experience and share through opera. Stream four site-specific performance creations by Lenz Fondazione special commissions of Festival Verdi between 2015 and 2018, created by Maria Federica Maestri and Francesco Pititto on the music of Giuseppe Verdi:
- "Lear"
- "Autodafé"
- "Paradiso. Un Pezzo Sacro"
- "Macbeth"    


Association des Amis de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Rediscover the classics online with Opéra de Monte-Carlo:
- "La Bohème" (directed by Jean-Louis Grinda, music by Giacomo Puccini) available to stream on OperaVision until February 26th


Dutch National Opera
Don't miss the broadcasts of Dutch National Opera's performances:
- "Faust [working title]" (directed by Lisenka Heijboer Castaño), a large-scale collage performance with chorus, orchestra, soloists and a wealth of music ranging from classical to lesser-known repertoire, available on OperaVision until February 19th
- "Le Nozze di Figaro" (directed by David Bösch, music by Mozart) available until December 27th on their website for a small fee
- "Voices out of Silence" where the Chorus of Dutch National Opera and its future chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti break the silence of the second lockdown with an atmospheric musical programme, available on their website for a small fee


The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet is streaming some of its greatest productions for free on their Facebook page:
- "Christmas Joy at the Opera" a Christmas show available on-demand until December 31st
- "Nutcracker", (music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovski) broadcasted on December 24th at 5 pm and December 27th at 1.15 pm CET


Poznań Opera House
Discover online performances by the Poznań Opera House in the comfort of your living room:
- "Paria" (directed by Graham Vick CBE, music by Stanisław Moniuszko) on OperaVision, available until March 19th


Gran Teatre del Liceu
Watch the classics performed by the Gran Teatre del Liceu online! On OperaVision, stream for free:
- "Don Giovanni" (directed by Christof Loy, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), available until June 6th
By subscribing to My Opera Player you will have access to a wide catalogue of performances such as:
- "Romeo and Juliet" (directed by Stephen Lawles, music by Charles Gounod)
- "Norma" (directed by Kevin Newbury, music by Vincenzo Bellini)
- "Un Ballo en Maschera" (directed by Vincent Boussar, music by Giuseppe Verdi)

Teatro Real
By subscribing to My Opera Player you will get access to a wide selection of broadcasts of operas by Teatro Real:
- "Gloriana" (directed by David McVicar, music by Benjamin Britten)
- "Turandot" (directed by Bob Wilson, music by Giacomo Puccini)
- "The Perfect American" (direct by Phelim McDermott, music by Philip Glass)
- "Idomeneo" (directed by Robert Carse, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)


Royal Swedish Opera and Ballet
The Royal Swedish Opera allows you to enjoy the broadcasts of performances in the comfort of your living room on their website.
- "Prima Donna" (directed by Mårten Forslund, music by Rufus Wainwright) an opera about a self-destructive diva, inspired by Maria Callas

United Kingdom

Birmingham Royal Ballet
If you miss attending live ballet performances, the Birmingham Royal Ballet is there for you. Book your tickets and don't miss the live streaming of:
- "The Nutcracker" on December 18th, live at 8.30 pm CET (choreographed by Peter Wright, music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky). This exciting production will be made available to stream on-demand after the live stream from December 19th until the 24th

English National Ballet
Discover ENB at Home and rent productions to stream among a wide catalogue of dance productions by the English National Ballet for 3 whole days: 
- "Giselle" (choreographed by Akram Khan, music by Adolphe Adam)
- "Le Corsaire" (directed by Anna-Marie Holmes, music by Adolphe Adam)
- "Take Five Blues" (choreographed by Stina Quagebeur, film direction by Shaun James Grant)
- "Echoes" (choreographed by Russell Maliphant, film direction by Michael Nunn & William Trevitt)

Garsington Opera
Enjoy full-length opera production on Garsington at Home by Garsington Opera:
- "Fidelio" (directed by Peter Mumford, music by Ludwig Van Beethoven) available until April 22nd
- "The Turn of the Screw" (directed by Louisa Muller, music by Benjamin Britten)

Glyndebourne Festival
Glyndebourne Festival has launched Glyndebourne Open House - On Screen, a page where you can stream exciting performances from the past editions of the festival:
- "La Cenerentola" (directed by Peter Hall, music by Gioachino Rossini) available from December 17th until January 4th
- "Glyndebourne: No Ordinary Summer" a one hour documentary about the summer 2020 edition and the impact of Covid-19 on the productions

Royal Opera House
Book your tickets an stream performances by the Royal Opera House live and on-demand. Watch the live-streams of:
- "The Nutcracker Reworked" (music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) on Tuesday, December 22nd at 8 pm CET
- The Royal Opera Christmas Concert scheduled for Friday, December 18th at 8 pm CET
- "La Bohème" (conductor by Emmanuel Villaume, music by Giacomo Puccini) available on-demand until January 10th
- Act III "Die Walküre" (music by Rchard Wagner) with the Opera Machine experience which presents an extraordinary 17 angled view of the intricate theatrical process behind the scenes during a performance

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