We don't know when opera (or the world) will return to normalcy. But almost every opera company and organization both large and small is offering some sort of streaming content for us to remain engaged with our love of opera!
Sure, it's not the same as a live performance, but right now we have the ability to learn more about opera and experience more operas from our homes than ever before!
I hope you will join me in taking advantage of all that is available to increase your love and knowledge of the art form we all love through these resources:
- Opera on Video provides hours of opera to us for free. You can enjoy full operas, search by aria to see different performers interpret a piece or search by artist to become a new super fan of someone you may have never heard of. In addition they have documentaries, concerts and interviews! This site is fun fun fun to explore. Educational and entertaining.
- Opera Vision –Again- it’s Free – A ton of contemporary and classic opera to explore on this site! Discover an old favorite or something rare or modern you haven’t seen before.
- YouTube -You name it, you’ll find it on YouTube be it full operas or shorter clips. You’ll even see old broadcasts from television. For a break from singing look up your favorite opera or singer with the search term “documentary” or “interview” to find a whole other category of offerings!
- Opera America- Streaming opera from around the country
- Royal Opera House- Full operas and Ballets weekly as well as interviews and concerts
- OperaStreaming offers a seasonal program of video broadcasts, freely available on YouTube, from the Opera Theatres of Emilia-Romagna (Bologna, Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ferrara Ravenna and Rimini)
- The Met Opera - Different opera streams every night at 7:30 PM!