www.OperaVision.eu – streama opera live from Europe’s biggest scenes

By on October 15, 2017

30 opera companies from 18 countries OperaVision launches a new platform for live streaming. First out is Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande, which is live broadcast from Komische Oper Berlin today, Sunday 15 October. In 2018 the Royal Opera will send its new set of Aida, for the first time live via OperaVision. The platform is part of Opera Europe, the European Association for opera companies and festivals that the Royal Opera House has been participating in since 2009, and as Birgitta Svendén is chairman of the board for.

OperaVision will also provide extracts, stories and documentaries from the opera world and the opportunity to discover four centuries of music and words! For all opera lovers, it is possible to explore productions from all over Europe, to read about different productions and to broaden the knowledge and understanding of opera and dance – from short films about repetitions to interviews with renowned opera personalities. It is important not least that young visitors and schools can also discover custom materials for different age categories.

– The purpose of the platform is to make art form available to as many people as possible, make more people understand and appreciate it and thus get more visitors. This is a unique project, and I’m glad and proud that the Royal Opera is not only part of it but also takes the lead and offers it for free, says Birgitta Svendén.

OperaVision will celebrate the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 with a comprehensive program showing the scope and relevance of the opera. More details about the celebration will be in late 2017.

OperaVision has been created thanks to support from the European Union’s Creative Europe program. The project takes off in the former The Opera Platform, which over two and a half years received over 3 million views.

At the bif.pdf is the OperaVision launch program and a list of participating institutions.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music