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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDi44y5LKl8
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: https://youtu.be/kIhPSJvDegI for Session 1, and https://youtu.be/wUs5kEm5roI for Session 2. We encourage you to subscribe to the channel.
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 www.piedmontopera.org.
To access the Met streams, click on the following link: www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams. 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 October 26 – November 1: Politics in Opera
- Monday, October 26: Verdi’s Don Carlo
- Tuesday, October 27: Handel’s Agrippina
- Wednesday, October 28: Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra
- Thursday, October 29: John Adams’s Nixon in China
- Friday, October 30: Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
- Saturday, October 31: John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles
- Sunday, November 1: Philip Glass’s Satyagraha
Other Opera Streaming Options
Bayerischer Staatsoper TV: https://www.staatsoper.de/en/schedule/schedule/all.html
DeutscheOperPerformance Index: https://www.deutscheoperberlin.de
La Fenice on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TeatroFeniceVenezia
Opern Haus: https://www.opernhaus.ch/en/spielplan/streaming/
Royal Opera House:https://www.youtube.com/user/RoyalOperaHouse
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 www.bachtrack.com.