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The Opera Platform to offer more live relays during 2015/16

Streaming platform to offer more opportunities to catch productions from Europe’s top opera houses during the coming season.

By Ottilie Thornhill (Winner of the Kings Cultural Challenge)

7 September 2015 at 10.58am | 2 Comments

As opera houses around Europe open their 2015/16 seasons, online streaming provider The Opera Platform is gearing up for yet more free-to-watch live relays of productions.

Launched in May 2015, The Opera Platform is a collaboration between 15 European opera houses — including The Royal Opera — and offers regular live relays of productions from around the continent.

Upcoming relays include Stefan Herheim’s production of Puccini’s La bohème from Norwegian National Opera on 12 September, and Mariusz Treliński’s staging of Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face from La Monnaie in Brussels on 2 October. Available on-demand afterwards, these recordings will join others including Kasper Holten’s Royal Opera production of Szymanowski’s Król Roger, which was captured earlier this year. All on-demand operas are available worldwide and offer subtitles in six languages. They are available for six months following their initial broadcast.

Other productions to have been relayed since The Opera Platform's launch include Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s production of Wagner’s Götterdammerung from Vienna State Opera and Katie Mitchell’s production of Handel’s Alcina from Aix-en-Provence Festival.

The Opera Platform will host another Royal Opera House production in the coming months, with more details confirmed in due course.

The Opera Platform is a partnership between Opera Europa and the cultural broadcasting channel ARTE. It is supported by the European Commission’s Creative Europe Programme and the European Broadcasting Union.

By Ottilie Thornhill (Winner of the Kings Cultural Challenge)

7 September 2015 at 10.58am

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged La bohème, La Monnaie, live stream, Mariusz Treliński, Norwegian National Opera, Powder Her Face, Stefan Herheim, streaming, The Opera Platform, Thomas Adès

This article has 2 comments

  1. Sarah Turnage responded on 26 June 2016 at 9:17pm Reply

    I hope ROH will live stream Boris Godunov with Bryn Terfel. I am disabled and can't go to cinemas. Thanks.

  2. Peter responded on 15 July 2016 at 5:06pm Reply

    'Katie Mitchell’s production of Handel’s Alcina from Aix-en-Provence Festival....'
    Her Pelleas on Opera Platform is excellent. Will we get the Handel as well??????
    PS I emailed Opera Platform to apologise for Brexit and ask if we can still receive it in the UK after Brexit in the future. They assured me that it should be possible. I imagine excellent shows such as the WNO 'In Parenthesis, might not be included then.

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