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Free Opera Webcasts from the Met!

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The bad news:  The Metropolitan Opera has closed due to the health crisis.

The good news:  The Metropolitan Opera is providing nightly encore opera performances for free on its website.  A different opera every night!  The webcasts will continue for the duration of the closure.  The performances may also be viewed on all Met Opera on Demand apps.

See the performances here every night at 7:30 PM EDT (GMT-4).

Each performance will be available for 20 hours thereafter.  The operas are from the Met’s Live in HD series.  Below is the schedule for this week.  See this Met website page for more information on the performers and conductors.

 

Monday, March 16    Bizet: Carmen

Tuesday, March 17   Puccini: La Bohème

Wednesday, March 18   Verdi: Il Trovatore

Thursday, March 19   Verdi: La Traviata

Friday, March 20   Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment

Saturday, March 21   Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor

Sunday, March 22   Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

 


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Two Free Opera Live Webcasts This Weekend

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This weekend, April 1 and 2, 2017,  The Opera Platform presents two live webcasts.

Today, April 1, 2017 at 12:55 EDT (GMT -4) The Opera Platform will present Lucrezia Borgia by Gaetano Donizetti  from the stage of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia Spain.

Tomorrow, April 2, 2017 at 12:55 EDT (GMT -4) see the opening performance of Sorochintsy Fair by Modest Mussorgsky and Vissarion Shebalin (who finished the incomplete opera) from the stage of the Komische Oper in Berlin.

If you can’t make it, you will be able to view the webcast for a limited time on the website.  Check out the website for other operas available for viewing on demand.