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Opera America’s #meetopera – Opera Companies Streaming Productions

Stage Directions • Theatre Buzz • March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020 – Here’s some news from Opera America. In the face of venue closures, opera companies across the North America have started offering content online, allowing audiences to #meetopera digitally. Here is what’s available so far:

Austin Opera is streaming performances every Friday at 3:00 p.m. CDT on its Facebook page and YouTube channel, and streams will be available for later viewing on the company’s website. Watch >>

Beth Morrison Projects is offering a different streaming opera each week on its home page. Watch >>

Boston Lyric Opera and WCRB Classical Radio Boston are offering an audio recording of BLO’s final dress rehearsal of Norma, beginning March 29 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Listen >>

The Dallas Opera, in collaboration with baritone Lucas Meachem and pianist Irina Meachem, presented a recital of excerpts from Don Carlo on March 16. Watch >>

Florentine Opera Company is offering video of The Tragedy of Carmen to ticket holders through March 25. Learn more >>

The Industry is offering a video of Sweet Land, by Raven Chacon, Du Yun, Aja Couchois, Duncan and Douglas Kearney, beginning March 25. A modest viewing fee will allow the company fully pay the artists and crew of the production, which was forced to close two weeks early. Watch >>

LA Opera is presenting an LAO at Home recital series, benefiting the Artist Relief Tree, on its Facebook page. Watch >>

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

On Site Opera is hosting live-streaming “watch parties” of past productions on its Facebook page every Monday at noon through mid-April; the streams will be followed by live Q&As with Artistic and General Director Eric Einhorn. Archival videos will remain on the company’s YouTube channel through April. Watch >>

Opéra Louisiane is offering videos of past productions every week on its Facebook page. Watch >>

Opera Memphis is presenting pop-up performances in neighborhoods throughout Memphis and streaming them on Facebook. Watch >>

Opera Omaha is offering a variety of digital content on a weekly basis, including daily Holland Community Opera Fellowship activities, original artistic content and MetHD prelude talks in partnership with multiple opera companies. Learn more >>

Opera on Tap is offering streaming performances via Emmie and Harry’s, an online cabaret club. Watch >>

Opera Philadelphia is offering an audio webcast of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Breaking the WavesListen >>

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 >>

Queen City Opera is offering videos of all its past productions. Watch >>

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