Free Streaming Opportunities

The Wagner Society of Washington, DC

We encourage our members and friends to sign up for the following webinar offered by The Wagner Society of Washington, DC this coming week.

  • On Thursday, May 28, 7:30 p.m., EDT, WSWDC Chairman James Holman on “Tristan and the Delights of Ambiguity.” Taking his cue from Leonard Bernstein’s lectures at Harvard in the 1980s, Jim will emphasize both the musical antecedents to Tristan, and the artistic and scientific worlds in which it was composed. The webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Wagner Society of New York

Visit the website, and click on Special Topics and Resources. The Society’s UTube channel features the Met Cast Roundtable of the March 19, 2019 Ring Seminar featuring Christine Goerke, Greer Grimsley, Tomasz Konieczny, and Stefan Vinke.

Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera Guild offers continuing education for opera lovers. All online courses are self-paced and allow for a flexible learning schedule. The registration fee is $100/course, and online materials are available for 60 days following purchase. To learn more about Victoria Bond’s course on Wagner’s Ring: Music, Motifs, and Magic, click on METGUILD.THINKIFIC.COM.

The Metropolitan Opera 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.

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.

  • Monday, May 25: Berlioz’s La Damnation of Faust
  • Tuesday, May 26: Verdi’s Ernani
  • Wednesday, May 27: Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
  • Thursday, May 28: Berlioz’s Les Troyens
  • Friday, May 29: Bellini’s La Sonnambula
  • Saturday, May 30: Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore
  • Sunday, May 31: Strauss’s Salome

Other Opera Streaming Options

Bayerischer Staatsoper TV:

Berlin Staatsoper:

DeutscheOperPerformance Index:

La Fenice on YouTube:


Opern Haus:

Royal Opera House:

Wiener Staatsoper:

Comprehensive Resource For Streaming All Classical Music

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

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