Many of us do not have easy access to live opera, or it is very limited. Online opera streaming helps us to expand our opera experiences!
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.
- OperaVision –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!
- Royal Opera House- Full operas and Ballets weekly as well as interviews and concerts (small fee)
- 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)
- San Francisco Opera - Free weekend streams many months of the year!
- Bayreuth Festival - Streams of the Wagner Festival in July and August! (most free)