The New York Times reports that a new website, The Opera Platform, will begin free live streaming of opera from 15 of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses this weekend. The opera houses include the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Berlin Komische Oper and those in Lyon, Turin and Madrid.
This three-way collaboration between Opera Europa, which represents opera companies and festivals, Arte, the cultural broadcasting channel, and the 15 opera companies, is intended to make the art form more accessible. Around a dozen other opera companies will also contribute.
It’s not clear whether viewers in Australia will be able to watch – we’ll let you know when we find out.
Meantime – it’s something to check if you should be travelling in Europe.
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