Tuesday, March 17, 2020

For Opera Lovers.

For opera lovers -- or for those needing an excuse not to clean out the pile in the closet -- we may not be able to take you on an Opera Trip in an airplane right now....but, we can take you to several opera companies throughout Europe via the internet.

Operavision is a website that offers free streaming of live opera performances captured at various European companies. Operas are available for 6-months after posting.

The website offers information on each production 1) cast/creative team, etc.), 2) a synopsis of the story and, for those who want more learning, there are 3) interesting insights articles.

The order in which operas are listed on the site doesn't seem to make much sense (then again, maybe I - James - need another cup of coffee!), so we've listed them below in the order of when the steaming will end (soonest to latest).  

Moniuszko's Halka
Poznań Opera at Polish National Opera
Available until March 20, 2020
Acher's Sternenhoch
National Theater Prague
Available until March 26, 2020
Janáček's Jenufa
National Theater Brno
Available until April 1, 2020
Henze's The Bassarids
Komische Opera Berlin
Available until April 12, 2020
Schreker's Der Ferne Klang
Royal Swedish Opera
Available until April 18, 2020
Bizet's Carmen
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
Available until April 24, 2020
Mozart's Don Giovanni
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Available until April 25, 2020
Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Chile)
Available until April 26, 2020
Zajc's Nikola Subic Zrinjski
Croatian National Theater (Zagreb)
Available until May 1, 2020
Rossini's Ermione
Teatro di San Carlo (Naples)
Available until May 8, 2020
Smetana's The Bartered Bride
Garsington Opera
Available until May 29, 2020
Puccini's Tosca
Polish National Opera
Available until June 5, 2020
Bjarnason's Brothers 
Icelandic Opera
Available until June 12, 2020
Rossini's La Cenerentola
Irish National Opera
Available until June 30, 2020
Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Royal Swedish Opera
Available until July 17, 2020
Weinberger's Spring Storms
Komische Opera Berlin
Available until July 24, 2020

Kalnins' I Played, I Danced
Latvian National Opera
Available until July 31, 2020

Dvořák's Rusalka
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Available until August 14, 2020
The Turn of the Screw
Opera North
Available until August 21, 2020
Teatro Regio Torino
Available until August 21, 2020
Don Giovanni
Finnish National Opera and Ballet
Available until Sept 11, 2020

To access these performances and information, please click here.
Coming Soon
The site also lists performances that are to be available soon
 (listed in order of start date):

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Starting March 20, 2020
Mozart's Lucio Silla 
Theatre de la Monnaie
Starting March 24, 2020
Le Nozze di Figaro
Garsington Opera
Starting March 27, 2020
Il Sogno di Scipione
Teatro La Fenice (Venice)
Starting March 31, 2020

To stay current about upcoming performances, 
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