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#MeetOpera Streaming Opera Productions, Updated May 22, 2020

Stage Directions • Theatre Buzz • May 22, 2020

Opera companies across North America and throughout Europe are offering a rich array of streaming content, allowing audiences to #meetopera online. Here’s a look at some of the newly added and upcoming streams being offered by opera companies across North America and in Europe and a teaser trailer from OPERA America:

Highlights:

Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick at San Francisco Opera. Photo: Cory Weaver

 

Streaming Live
Today at 5:00 p.m. PDT

  • Los Angeles Opera is premiering its new series Coffee with Conlon, in which Music Director James Conlon will answer questions submitted by viewers. Watch >>

Today at 8:00 p.m. EDT

  • Opera Philadelphia is offering Sky on SwingsWatch >>

Today at 8:00 p.m. CDT and tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. CDT

  • Houston Grand Opera‘s Götterdämerung (Act I) will be broadcast by Houston Public Media. Listen >>

Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT

  • San Francisco Opera is offering Moby-Dick, and the video will remain available through midnight the next day. Watch >>

Saturday, May 23, at 4:00 p.m. EDT

  • The OmniARTS Foundation is offering the first of three Lean on Me concerts benefiting Artist Relief Tree and New Music Solidarity Fund. This week’s concert, featuring American songs, is hosted by Lori Laitman and Tom Cipullo. Watch >>

Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT

  • Florida Grand Opera is offering Un ballo in maschera, and the video will remain available for a week. Watch >>

Sunday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

  • The American Opera Project‘s weekly Living Room Music concert will feature Tamara Tunie, Gordon Chambers, Sasha Cooke, Eisa Davis, Kelly Markgraf, Idith Meshulam, and Karim Sulayman. Watch >>

Sunday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. EDT

  • Bare Opera is presenting three live streams of the new virtual reality opera The Presence of OdradekWatch >>

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

  • Virginia Opera is presenting Romeo and Juliet, preceded by an introduction from Artistic Director Adam Turner. The video will be available through June 11. Watch >>

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. PDT

  • Seattle Opera is kicking off its weekly Songs of Summer recital series with soprano Angel Blue. Watch >>

North American Streaming Options

STREAMING LIVE

Daily at 5:00 p.m. MDT
• Utah Opera is offering pre-performance lectures by the company’s principal coach, Carol Anderson, before each Met: Live in HD stream. Watch >>

Daily at 5:30 p.m. EDT
• The Savannah VOICE Festival is offering Virtually Live, a series of lectures and concerts. Watch >>

Daily at 7:30 p.m. EDT
• The Metropolitan Opera is offering live streams of its Live in HD series, and videos will remain active for 23 hours. Watch >>

Daily at 8:00 p.m. EDT
• Opera on Tap is offering performances via Emmie and Harry’s, an online cabaret club. Watch >>

Daily, times vary
• The Dallas Opera is offering the TDO Network, featuring video podcasts, Q&As, coaching sessions, recitals, and more. Watch >>

Weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CDT, from May 18 to 30
• Opera Steamboat is offering Real-Life Opera, a vocal training program for young artists. Learn more >>

Weekdays, times vary
• LA Opera is presenting LAO at Home, a series of living room recitals, family-friendly content, behind-the-scenes features and more. Watch >>

Weekdays, times vary
• Cleveland Opera Theater is offering Opera 101 sessions, behind-the scenes content, master classes and more. Watch >>

Select weekdays, 7:00 p.m. EDT
• Michigan Opera Theatre is offering Facebook Live opera talks ahead of select Met: Live in HD performances. Watch >>

Weekdays and weekends, times vary
• Pacific Opera Victoria is presenting Acoustic Afternoon, featuring the company’s artists performing from their homes. Watch >>

Mondays at 12:00 p.m. EDT
• On Site Opera is hosting watch parties of past productions on its Facebook page, and archival videos will remain on the company’s YouTube channel through April. Watch >>

Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. CDT
• Pensacola Opera is presenting OperaLIVE, featuring live interviews, open discussions and behind-the-scenes access with that company’s artists and friends. Watch >>

Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. EDT
• The Metropolitan Opera is offering Free Student Streams to support students, teachers, and families working and learning remotely. Artist chats start at 4:00 p.m., and opera streams start at 5:00 p.m. (videos remain available through Friday at 5:00 p.m.). Learn more >>

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. EDT
• HERE Arts Center is offering HERE@HOME watch parties of its past productions. Videos are available for later viewing on the company’s Facebook page. Watch >>

Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. CDT
• Opera Birmingham is offering past productions. Watch >>

Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. EDT
• Cincinnati Opera is offering Opera & Yoga at Home — mindful sessions of yoga intertwined with meditative opera selections — through June 4. Watch >>

Thursdays (every other week) at 3:00 p.m. EDT
• Marble City Opera is offering behind-the-scenes Q&As hosted by Executive Director Kathryn Frady. Watch >>

Thursdays (every other week) at 6:00 p.m. EDT
• UrbanArias is offering past productions accompanied by live conversations with the artists. Watch >>

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. PDT
• Seattle Opera is offering a Songs of Summer recital series, beginning May 28 with soprano Angel Blue. Watch >>

Fridays at 12:00 p.m. EDT
• Opera Orlando is offering The High Note, a series featuring interviews with artists in the company’s upcoming season and clips from past productions. Watch >>

Fridays at 12:00 p.m. CDT
• OPERA San Antonio is offering Beyond the Production, a live interview series with guest artists. Interviews are available for later viewing on the company’s YouTube channel. Watch >>

Fridays at 1:00 p.m. EDT
• HERE Arts Center is offering #stillHERE, featuring short, informal visits artists from the HERE community to share in the creation of new work for the social-distancing age. Watch >>

Fridays at 3:00 p.m. CDT
• Austin Opera is streaming performances that will be available for later viewing on the company’s website. Watch >>

Fridays at 4:00 p.m. PDT
• Pacific Opera Victoria is offering Listening Party Podcast, hosted by Rebecca Hass and featuring local and national artists. Listen >>

Fridays at 6:00 p.m. EDT
• Opera Carolina is offering iStream Fridays, featuring performances by the company’s resident artists. Videos will be available on the company’s YouTube channel 24 hours afterward. Watch >>

Fridays at 7:00 p.m. PDT
• Livermore Valley Opera is offering a different past production each week. Watch >>

Fridays at 8:00 p.m. CDT and Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. CDT
• Houston Grand Opera‘s past performances will be broadcast by Houston Public Media. Listen >>

Fridays at 8:00 p.m. EDT
• Opera Philadelphia is offering a digital season that includes Denis & KatyaJohn Holiday in RecitalWe Shall Not Be Moved , The Barber of SevilleSky on Swings (5/22), and Breaking the Waves (5/29). Videos will remain online for varying lengths of time. Watch >>

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. PDT
• San Francisco Opera is offering performances from its archives, which will be available through midnight the following day. Watch >>

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. PDT
• Seattle Opera‘s  past performances will be featured every Saturday through July 25 on Seattle Opera Mornings, broadcast by KING FM. Listen >>

Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. EDT
• The OmniARTS Foundation is offering Lean on Me, a series of concerts benefiting Artist Relief Tree and New Music Solidarity Fund. The three concerts are American Song, hosted by Lori Laitman and Tom Cipullo (5/23); Jazz, Cabaret and Musical Theater, hosted by Fred Hersch (5/30); and Opera, hosted by Isabel Leonard. Watch >>

Sundays at 7:00 p.m. PDT
• Seattle Opera is offering the recital series Sunday Songs with Sarah and Jay, featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen and coach/accompanist Jay Rozendaal. Watch >>

Sundays at 7:00 p.m. EDT
• The American Opera Project is offering Living Room Music, a recital series curated by composer Laura Kaminsky, mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert, and baritone Michael Kelly. Watch >>

Sundays, times vary
• Des Moines Metro Opera, in partnership with Iowa PBS, is offering a Virtual Festival featuring Billy BuddRusalkaManonLe Comte Ory and Bon Appétit! The festival kicks off June 28. Watch >>

Weekly (dates vary) at 11:00 a.m. CDT
• Chicago Opera Theater is offering Inner Workings, a conversation series diving deep into the opera industry, hosted by Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya. Watch >>

Weekly, dates and times vary
• Resonance Works is offering a different past performance each week. Watch >>

Through June 6, dates and times vary
• Heartbeat Opera is presenting a series of virtual soirées featuring performances of Lady M, an online fantasia of Verdi’s MacbethWatch >>

Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. CDT
• Skylight Music Theatre is hosting “Skylight Sings: A Virtual Concert,” a fundraiser benefiting the company. Learn more >>

Sunday, May 24 at 8:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. EDT
• Bare Opera is presenting three live streams of the new virtual reality opera The Presence of OdradekWatch >>

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
• Virginia Opera is presenting Romeo and Juliet, preceded by an introduction from Artistic Director Adam Turner. The video will be available through June 11. Watch >>

Friday, May 29 at 12:00 p.m. EDT
• Opera Orlando‘s youth company is presenting its end-of-year showcase as a benefit concert for Orlando Health. Watch >>

Friday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
• Marble City Opera is hosting a watch party for the world-premiere production of Shadowlight by Larry Delinger and Emily Anderson. Watch >> 

Sunday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m. CDT
• Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is taking part in “Arts United STL,” a virtual benefit concert in support of the RAC Artist Relief Fund. Watch >>

Friday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. EDT
• Marble City Opera is presenting “Pint Sized Opera: From Our Living Rooms to Yours,” an online concert and season announcement. Watch >> 

 

ON DEMAND

Multiple Offerings
• Canadian Opera Company 
is offering a Digital Content Hub featuring past productions, new performances filmed at home, and more. Learn more >>
• Chicago Opera Theater
‘s education program, Opera for All, is offering interactive videos, games and lessons in a virtual classroom. Learn more >>
• Hawaii Opera Theatre is offering  educational resources as well as Streaming HOT, featuring archival recordings, curated playlists and more. Learn more >>
• The Indie Opera Podcast is offering several episodes about how artists, companies, and artist managers are responding to the pandemic. Listen >>
• Patricia Leonard, composer, is offering her opera My Dearest Friend: The Letters of John and Abigail AdamsWatch >>
• Lyric Opera of Chicago is offering children’s activities, videos and blog posts from the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble, playlists, trivia, an “Exploring the Ring Cycle” sitecommentary for Met’s nightly streams, and Learning Resources page for families, and a virtual tour of the opera houseLearn more >>
• Michigan Opera Theatre is offering MOT at Home, featuring daily digital performances, lectures, podcasts, blogs and more. Learn more >>
• Opera Lafayette is offering The Leonore Series, exploring the company’s productions of Gaveaux’s and Beethoven’s Leonore through video excerpts, librettos and virtual discussions with Maestro Ryan Brown and guest artists each week. Learn more >>
• Opera Memphis is offering 30 Days of Opera: Digital Edition, featuring new daily content, such as live and archival performances, interviews, and interactive content. Learn more >>
• Opera Omaha is offering a variety of digital content on a weekly basis, including daily Holland Community Opera Fellowship activities, original artistic content and Met: Live in HD prelude talks in partnership with multiple opera companies. Learn more >>
• Painted Sky Opera is offering Opera In Place, which includes streaming operas, an online concert series, original educational videos for kids, selected pre-show talks for the Met Opera streams, and other online performances. Learn more >>
• San Francisco Opera is offering Opera is On, which includes daily “Odes to Joy” from SFO artists and Adler Fellows, interviews with artists, playlists and more. Learn more >>
• Seattle Opera is offering a variety of digital content, including video playlists, family-friendly Opera Time sessions, new podcasts and streaming Opera Talks. Learn more >>
• Spoleto Festival USA is offering Spoleto at Home, featuring free digital and radio broadcast programming through June 7. Learn more >>
• Utah Opera is offering School from Home, featuring a variety of education materials, including virtual assemblies with resident artists and resources for students and teachers. Learn more >>

Video
• Against the Grain Theatre is offering its complete La bohèmeWatch >>
• American Symphony Orchestra is offering Das Wunder der Heliane and DemonWatch >>
• The American Opera Project is offering Echo DriftThree WayAs One and Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom, and additional titles will be added in the future. Watch >>
• Arizona Opera is offering a Living Room Concert featuring Jennifer Johnson Cano and Christopher Cano. Watch >>
• Bard College’s Fisher Center is offering its 2019 production of Acquanetta through June 6. Watch >>
• Beth Morrison Projects is offering a different opera each week on its home page. Watch >>
• Boston Baroque is offering Boston Baroque Live, featuring full-length opera productions and concerts of choral and orchestral works. Watch >>
• The Castleton Festival is offering its 2013 production of The Girl of the Golden West. Watch >>
• Cincinnati Opera is offering Apartment Arias, a series of at-home performances by some of its 2020 season artists. Watch >>
• Florentine Opera is offering its Opera in the Schools performance of CinderellaWatch >>
• Florida Grand Opera is offering FGO GO, a series of concerts featuring the company’s emerging artists. Watch >>
• HERE Arts Center is offering #COVIDEO, a sequential community-built video of art-making in the time of the coronavirus. Watch >>
• Houston Grand Opera is offering HGO at Home, featuring excerpts from past productions and up-close-and-personal videos with artists and staff. Watch >>
• IN Series is offering ButterflyHere Be Sirens and Stormy Weather. Fill out a short form to receive the access code to watch each video.
• Indianapolis Opera is offering e-learning educational videosWatch >>
• The Industry is offering Sweet LandWatch >>
• The Kennedy Center is offering a variety of past performances on its Digital Stage. Watch >>
• Lyric Opera Orchestra is offering a Ride of the Valkyries that it recorded virtually. Watch >>
Lee McClure, composer, is offering his operas Mother and Child and VoiceWatch >>
• Minnesota Opera‘s Doubt is available on PBS through June 22. Watch >>
• Nashville Opera is offering the children’s operas Bear Hug and Little Red’s Most Unusual DayWatch >>
• National Sawdust is offering concerts from the past five seasons and professional development programs. Watch >>
• New Camerata Opera is offering a variety of opera films, and this spring the company will release new episodes of #theivesproject, as well as a new opera film, JulieWatch >>
• Niloufar Talebi Projects is offering Abraham in Flames, an opera for girls chorus. Watch >>
• Opera Cultura is offering the series Latinx Artists Here and Now, in which composer and Artistic Director Héctor Armienta interviews prominent Latinx artists. Watch >>
• Opéra de Québec is posting clips of past productions on its YouTube channel. Watch >>
• Opera Fusion is offering an in-home recital. Watch >>
• Opéra Louisiane is offering videos of past productions every week on its Facebook page. Watch >>
• Opera Maine is offering Opera in Me, a series of behind-the-scenes content hosted by baritone Robert Mellon. New content is posted every Tuesday. Watch >>
• Opera North is offering videos of past productions. Watch >>
• Opera Santa Barbara is offering Il PostinoThe Crucible and Eugene OneginWatch >>
• Pacific Opera Project is offering several productions on its YouTube channel. Watch >>
• Pacific Opera Victoria is offering Inside Opera, a series of chats with Artistic Director Timothy Vernon, hosted by Robert Holliston. Watch >>
• Pittsburgh Opera is offering Intermezzo, a daily video series featuring past performances and Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists. Watch >>
• Queen City Opera is offering videos of all its past productions. Watch >>
• Regina Opera Company is offering clips of past productions. Watch >>
• Sarasota Opera is offering clips of past productions. Watch >>
• The Savannah VOICE Festival is offering past productions and a Meet the Maestro series featuring Sherrill Milnes. Watch >>
• Laura Schwendinger, composer, is offering the world premiere of her opera ArtemisiaWatch >>
• Teatro Grattacielo is offering #OperaAtHome, featuring the company’s young and resident artists. Watch >>
• Time In Kids is offering daily videos on its Opera ‘N Art YouTube channel. Watch >>
• Tulsa Opera is offering Staying Alive, featuring behind-the-scenes content and interviews with artists. Watch >>
• University of California, Santa Barbara‘s Department of Music is offering composer Joel Feigin’s opera Twelfth NightWatch >>
• The U.S. Army Field Band is offering The Falling and the RisingWatch >>
• Meira Warshauer, composer, is offering her opera-in-progress Elijah’s ViolinWatch >>

Audio
• Boston Lyric Opera and WCRB Classical Radio Boston are offering BLO’s final dress rehearsal of Norma. Listen >>
• Opera Philadelphia is offering Breaking the WavesListen >>

European Streaming Options

STREAMING LIVE

Daily
• Dutch National Opera is offering operas and ballets. Watch >>
• Opéra Comique is offering a different opera each day. Watch >>
• Teatro alla Scala is streaming a different opera every day via RaiTV. Watch >>
• Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is offering near-daily streams of ballets and operas. Watch >>
• Vienna Staatsoper is offering different operas and ballets every day, and videos remain available for 24 hours. Watch >>

Daily at 12:00 p.m. CET
• Staatsoper unter den Linden is offering a different opera every day, and videos remain available for 24 hours. Watch >>

Daily at 6:00 p.m. CET
• Teatro Regio di Torino is offering dress rehearsals from the current and past seasons. Watch >>

Daily at 7:00 p.m. MST
• The Bolshoi Theater is offering a different opera or ballet each day, and videos remain available for 24 hours. Watch >>

Every other day at 12:00 p.m. CET
• Salzburg Easter Festival is offering performances from its 2013 to 2017 seasons, and videos remain available for 48 hours. Watch >>

Fridays at 2:00 p.m. CET
•Semperoper Dresden is offering a different opera each week, and videos remain available through Sunday. Watch >>

Fridays at 6:00 p.m. CET
• Opernhaus Zürich is offering a different opera each week, and videos remain available through Sunday. Watch >>

Fridays at 7:00 p.m. BST
• The Royal Opera House is offering operas and ballets. Watch >>

ON DEMAND

Video
• Bayerische Staatsoper is offering operas and ballets. Watch >>
• Deutsche Opera Berlin is offering videos of past productions. Watch >>
• Festival d’Aix-en-Provence is offering videos of past productions. Watch >>
• Finish National Opera is offering videos of past productions. Watch >>
• La Monnaie du Munt is offering several operas. Watch >>
• Opera Europa’s OperaVision offers a large catalog of opera performances from companies across Europe. Watch >>
• Opera North (U.K.) is offering its full semi-staged Ring cycle. Watch >>
• Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège is offering a variety of operas that will be updated weekly. Watch >>
• Paris Opera is offering a different opera or ballet each week. Watch >>
• Polish National Opera is offering several operas. Watch >>
• Staatsopera Stuttgart is offering a different opera each week. Watch >>
• Teatro de la Zarzuela is offering videos of 12 performances. Watch >>
• Teatro Real and Gran Teatre del Liceu are offering operas through My Opera Player. (Use code OPERAENCASA to access the streams for free.) Watch >>

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