One of the most prestigious opera houses in the world has reopened its stage to the international audience through a free streaming platform.
With so many online projects bringing culture and arts to your living room, do you even miss the overcrowded museum halls and concert venues?
But while digital expositions and tours of blockbuster art shows have slowly become a norm, staging an opera during the pandemic may prove a teeny bit more complicated. But worry not: If you’re a fan of high-octane performances with lavish sets and opulent costumes, the Vienna State Opera provides relief through its rich video archive. And you can even watch selected productions for free.
What’s on the program? Well, just the best classic works. On May 1, for instance, you can tune in for Puccini’s La bohème, while the following day, you will enjoy Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera piece Fidelio. The tentative schedule ends on May 10 with The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, but the organization adds new dates and titles every day.
You can watch the live streams on your TV, tablet, or smartphone with the Vienna State Opera Live App, which enables you to experience Dolby Advanced Audio on compatible devices. Also, every performance runs with subtitles in eight languages.
Vienna State Opera Live at Home
Live streams run every day from 7 p.m. CEST. Registration is free, and each member can watch up to three performances at no cost.