Video Alert: Stream Listing


[empty boxes at the Liceu, February 2020]

Many shows and concerts are canceled, opera houses are quarantined, artists lose income and opportunities. And many of us, who have ticekts for shows, perhaps all over the world, cannot travel, find empty boxes (see above) or are confined indoors due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Here’s some streams to watch meanwhile! (not comprehensive, but updated whenever I see something new. Feel free to add events in the comments!)

Some venues have started to offer streams – either because the artists are already in town and rehearse anyway (and get paid this way, if the concert takes place!). Personally, I wouldn’t mind paying for streams or rehearsal gimmicks if it means artists and hosues get some pay thay. Most streams listed below are free (if not, they are marked). Their timeframes of availability may differ and, in some cases, geoblocking may apply.

Stay safe, keep everyone else safe, and support your artists as much as you can!


[Anita Rachvelishvili (Carmen) in Bizet’s “Carmen”, Berlin/Staatsoper 2019. – Photo Credit: The Only And Only Monika Rittershaus]

Thu, Mar. 12th, 7 p.m. (Rome/Berlin/Amsterdam time)

Bizet, “Carmen” from Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, with Anita Rachvelishvili in the lead.

Stream via the UDL website and rbbtv; tv rerun on RBB TV Sat, Mar 14th, 8.15 p.m. (Rome/Berlin/Amsterdam time)

Announced further streams UDL: likely “Idomeneo” (with Kožena as Idamante, Prohaska as Ilia, Peretyatko as Elettra) and “Così fan tutte”)

Thu, Mar. 12th, 8 p.m. (Rome/Berlin/Amsterdam time)

Bartok, Concert for Orchestra SZ 116 & Berio “Sinfonia”, with Berlin Philharmonic & Simon Rattle, free via Digital Concert Hall (of course there is a lot of pay content to catch there, too – Berlin Philharmonic for days on end!)


Mon, Mar 16th, 8 p.m. (Rome/Berlin/Amsterdam time)

Academy Concert with Joanna Malwitz (Opernwelt’s Conductor of the Year!) and Igor Levit: Schubert 8, Mahler 1 (HELLO!) and List’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

via Bayerische Staatsoper livestream/ –


Furtehr streams: BSO have announced additional livestreams to their regularly scheduled ones, easily accessible via their website. Streams on demand also available in a two-week to 30-day timeframe.

How much Handel can you handle?

UNtil August, NDRKultur is offering, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the International Göttingen Handel Festival – 10 Handel productions of the past decades as stream on demand (just Axt 3 of “Faramondo” is missing). Things forboth mezzosexuals and CT lovers alike on the menu, from the 2009 Dörrie “Admeto” to last year’s “Rodrigo”

Also running: OperaVision’s Mozart festival – lots of operas on demand, all of the time.


Wigmore Hall has had an established stream infrastructure for quite a while now – Beethoven’s string trios from Mar. 11 are still available on demand, and up next tomorrow is a Masterclass with Nelly Miricioiu –

Fri, Mar 13, 1 p.m. (London time)

Stream Room is here.

Up next:

Sun, Mar 22, 7:30 p.m. (London time): a Dunford/Davies recital.

Thu, Mar 12, 8 p.m. (New York time):

Miller Theater, Columbia University of the Arts
Bach Concert

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (1723) (arr. Hess, 1926)
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060 (1736) (arr. Fischer, 1970)
Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (1708-1715) (arr. Busoni, 1916)
Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82 (1727)

Kady Evanyshyn, mezzo-soprano
Rebecca Fischer, violin
Alecia Lawyer, oboe
Simone Dinnerstein, piano

Sun, Mar. 15th, 6 p.m. (Rome/Amsterdam/Berlin time)

Bach, “St. John’s Passion” with Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki, from the Koelner Philharmonie, free livestream via


More concerts from them to follow, follow @koelnmusik for info; program for March is here. (thanks to @StefaniDach for the intel!)

The German hashtag, btw, is #KulturStattCorona – #CultureInsteadOfCorona!

Fri, Mar 13th, 2 p.m. (local time)

The Philadelphia Orchestra will audio stream Betthoven 5th & 6th and an Iman Habibi world premiere with Nézét-Seguin on wrti.

Thu, Mar 12th

From @fignaz on Twitter: Teatro Massimo, Palermo will dive into its archive for some streams, under the heading of “La musica non si ferma” (“The music doesn’t stop”) – right now as stream on demand: a full “Pagliacci”.

Teatro Regio, Turin, is streaming archived dress rehearsal footage on their YouTube channel, starting with “Nabucco”- #operaonthesofa


Mar 14th, 7:30 p.m. (New York/Boston time)

Slosberg Music Center at Brandeis University will be streaming @guerillaopera performing five new one-act operas:


Sat, Mar 14th, 5 p.m. (Berlin/Rome/Amsterdam time)

Stuttgart opera is re-broadcasting their Dec. 21st, 2019 stream of their new “Le nozze di Figaro” (this one) for a week (until Mar 20th, 5 p.m.), as a free stream on demand. #OpertrotzCorona


(this is the one with Diana Haller as Cherubino, and Figaro’s three shirt changes, and garçonne Barbarina, dear White Shirts. Do not miss!)

Reminder that the SWR has a media libary full of HD concert streams available for free (I am not sure about geoblocking).
Especially recommended if your currency of choice is Currentzis! 😉


starting Fr, Mar 13th:
30 Days free access to Berlin Philharmonic Digital Concert Hall

As of right now, when signing up by Mar 31st, with the code “BERLINPHIL”.

Details & Sign-Up here.

starting Mon, Mar 16th, 7:30 p.m. (New York time):

free, lightly stream on demand from the Met archive at the Met website.

starting with “Carmen” (Garanca/Alagna) – first week’s schedule up here

Daily, until further notice:

Igor Levit livestreams “house concerts” via Twitter/Instagram, today this (still accessible via

Mar 15th, 3:00 p.m. (New York time)

Joyce DiDonato teams up with Piotr Bezcala, Howard Watkins and Emmanuel Ceysson to livestream “Best of Werther” right from her living room, via Instagram/Facebook. You can chip in and donate to artist support orgs, links will follow.


Upcoming from SFBallet, via @ShinjiEshima:“Midsummer Nights Dream” stream (pre-recorded):


Mar 15th, 8:30 p.m. (Rome/Berlin/Amsterdam time)

Rossini Festival Pesaro opens their archive and streams their 2009 “Scala di Seta”.


Right Now:

Teatro La Fenice, Venice, has uploaded their Vivaldi “Dorilla in Tempe” to YouTube, if you’d like some Baroque streams on demands.

as of Mar 16th, 7.p.m. (Berlin/Rome/Amsterdam time), daily until April 2nd.

Vienna Staatsoper is streaming (availability: 24 hours) archived shows of the past few years from their treasure troves. Listing here. You will have to open an account, and then can book a free subscription.

VAN Magazine (which you absolutely should be reading, in English o German or both) has started a listing just like this, so head over there from now on for a more comprehensive listening. I will continue to add things I come across and will also retweet them.

Tue, Mar 17th, 7:30 p.m. (Berlin/Rome/Amsterdam time):

Opéra de Paris offers their recent “Manon” with Yende/Bernheim as stream on demand

as of Tue, Mar 17th (Berlin/Rome/Amsterdam time):

daily streams from Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, Berlin: details & programming here (so far, text German only).

Every day at noon,  new production available for 24h, gratis.

as of Fri, Mar 20th:

free archive streams on demand at Deutsche Oper Berlin.

until Sun, April 19th:

virtual season at La Monnaie. including Tcherniakov and Kratzer. Regie quarantine, engage!

Liceu Barcelona and Teatro Real Madrid take turns offering free productions on MyOperaPlayer (the platform of the Real) – regsitrationneeded, it’s free with the code “OperaEnCasa”, but only in Spain, Chile and Argentina (and VPNia….)

Duration: as long as Spain is under lockdown.

as of Fri, Mar. 27th:

Zurich Opera starts streaming productions from recent years, both opera and ballet. Online always for 48 hours, one pdocution every two weeks. This is the schedule.

as of Fri, Mar. 27th:

Deutsche Oper Berlin digs really deep into its archives and makes classic productions from the 1960s onwards available as free online streams – time window of 48 hours, starting with a 1983 “Tote Stadt”. Streams are linked directly at the top of the start page. Some treasures to be unearthed here!

as of right now:

De Nationale Opera Amsterdam joins the streaming league! – a more interactive format with streams, excerpts, photo material, challenges, personal notes. Both opera and ballet, slowly building content, plus children’s formats and the Opera Forward Festival materials.

as of right now, with thanks to @MagickLoge on Twitter:

the archives of the Philharmonie de Paris, full of concerts to rewatch.

as of April 12th, 7 p.m. (Berlin/Rome/Amsterdam time)

The Wiener Konzerthaus has developed a “livestream from the empty halls” program, called “Moments musicaux”, to start April 12th – stream always at 7 in the evening, local time, on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The stream listings on Bachtrack, VAN Magazine & nachtkritik should keep you covered on all accounts.


5 thoughts on “Video Alert: Stream Listing”

    1. That’s the Ulrike Schneider Agrippina! You blogged it, but there wasn’t any way to see more than your caps. I may not get to sleep before dawn.


    1. another good aggregator:
      It says March 16 but is up to date, that must have been its launch.


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