Free Streaming Opportunities

Themes and Counterpoint in the Overture To Die Meistersinger

If you enjoy our frequent guest Saul Lilienstein when he follows and discusses the score to one of Wagner’s works while playing a recording of a performance, you’ll like this 36-minute presentation by Richard Atkinson as he analyzes the themes and counterpoint in the overture to Die Meistersinger. Click on the following link:

Streaming of the Wagner Society of New York Seminar (WSNY) Recent Seminars on Der Fliegende Hollãnder

Parts 1 & 2 of Der fliegende Holländer Seminar/Webinar (from the evenings of June 29 and July 1) are now available on WSNY’s YouTube channel. Access them directly by clicking on the following links: for Session 1, and for Session 2. We encourage you to subscribe to the channel.

Metropolitan Opera

The Met continues its free daily streaming of past productions starring many of opera’s greatest singers. Each opera that the Met streams daily is available for 23 hours, beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. The Met website contains background information on each opera. Here in North Carolina, Piedmont Opera’s Facebook page features James Allbritten and Steve LaCosse discussing each opera. The discussions begin at noon and remain posted. For additional information click on

To access the Met streams, click on the following link: The Met streams are also available through the Met Opera on Demand apps for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TV. To access them without logging in, click “Browse and Preview” in the apps for connected TV, and “Explore the App” on tablets and mobile devices.

Week of April 5 – 11: From Page to Stage

  • Monday, April 5: Gounod’s Faust
  • Tuesday, April 6: Verdi’s Rigoletto
  • Wednesday, April 7: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
  • Thursday, April 8: Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini
  • Friday, April 9: Shostakovich’s The Nose
  • Saturday, April 10: Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette
  • Sunday, April 11: Verdi’s Luisa Miller

Other Opera Streaming Options

Bayerischer Staatsoper TV:

Berlin Staatsoper:

DeutscheOperPerformance Index:

La Fenice on YouTube:


Opern Haus:

Royal Opera House:

Wiener Staatsoper:

Resources For Streaming Opera and Classical Music in the US and Europe

Opera America offers a listing of opera companies in the US and Europe that offer streaming.

A comprehensive resource for live streaming of opera and other classical music is

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