I had hoped to showcase this weekend’s livestream of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (musical direction by Kirill Petrenko, with a fine cast including Jonas Kaufmann) from the Bavarian State Opera. However, it has been postponed. For more information, click here. Here is a video about the production.
Undeterred, I searched the internet for a replacement.
I have found you hours and hours of opera. And I don’t mean The Ring cycle.
The Vienna State Opera is currently offering for free Wagner’s Parsifal and Götterdämmerung (ok, some of The Ring; click here for details). The opera company typically offers livestreams by subscription (single, monthly, by season). You can watch at the time of event, or slightly time shifted to accommodate your time zone.
Bell In Parenthesis
Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande (not available for viewing in the US)
Puccini Manon Lescaut
Rossini The Barber of Seville
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades
(this is the same production available at the Vienna State Opera site)
Wagner The Valkyries
Image attribution: C. Gallant, 2016.