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This winter on The Opera Platform

The Opera Platform’s videos have been viewed over 2 and a quarter million times since the launch 19 months ago. The success of The Opera Platform is contagious. Both opera companies initially involved and newcomers to the project are offering bonus content in the coming months.

Our Christmas show is a Russian tale based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin – Rimsky-Korsakov’s Golden Cockerel, live from Brussels on 23 December. This Laurent Pelly production marks a début for Alain Altinoglu as La Monnaie’s new Music Director.

On New Year’s Day, Komische Oper Berlin brings its revised version of Monteverdi’s original opera Orpheus in a musical adaptation by Elena Kats-Chernin, staged by Barrie Kosky in a joyful and colourful production.

Finnish National Opera offers Kasper Holten’s vision of Wagner’s masterpiece Der fliegende Holländer from 13 January. He brings the production to an urban environment and the tempestuous world of the international art trade, with the Dutchman as a famous Dutch artist who travels the world and feels he is drowning emotionally.

Space Opera was a commission of Opera Poznań last season from Polish composer Aleksander Nowak, born 1979. Its first staging was brought by Ewelina Pietrowiak, a young Poznań-native director. It tells a love story set on the first manned flight to Mars.

Mariss Jansons led the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in this landmark production by Martin Kušej of Shostakovich's subversive opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in commemoration of the composer's centenary in 2006. The magnificent Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek made her long-awaited debut at Dutch National Opera, available on The Opera Platform as of 17 February.

April will bring two further live relays: Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia with the legendary Mariella Devia from Palau de les Arts Valencia on 1 April; and the premiere of Barrie Kosky’s staging of Musorgsky’s rare Sorochinsky Fair from Komische Oper Berlin on 2 April.

The Opera Platform offers opera lovers and curious web-surfers the first part of a carefully curated European Opera Season, bringing the best of what European opera companies have to offer for the enjoyment of all; free, live and on demand.

Dates

23 December Golden Cockerel*

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

La Monnaie/De Munt Brussels

Live

1 January Orpheus

Claudio Monteverdi/Elena Kast-Chernin

Komische Oper Berlin

13 January Der fliegende Holländer

Richard Wagner

Finnish National Opera Helsinki

3 February Space Opera

Aleksander Nowak

Poznan National Opera

17 February Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Dmitri Shostakovich

Dutch National Opera Amsterdam

3 March La troupe d’Orphée

inspired by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Opera2Day The Hague

1 April Lucrezia Borgia

Gaetano Donizetti

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia

Live

2 April Sorochinsky Fair*

Modest Musorgsky

Komische Oper Berlin

Live

*Available for 6 months, subtitled in 6 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish) after the live relay

Still available

Until 2 June

The Pearls of Cleopatra

Oscar Straus

Komische Oper Berlin

Until 8 May

The Nose

Dimitry Shostakovich

Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Until 2 May

Goplana

Janusz Wiśniewski

Polish National Opera Warsaw

Until 20 April

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini

Teatro Regio Torino

Until 13 April

La Cenerentola

Gioachino Rossini

Opéra de Lille

Until 6 April

Die Gezeichneten

Franz Schreker

Opéra de Lyon

Until 26 March

Le nozze di Figaro

Wolfgang A. Mozart

Dutch National Opera Amsterdam

Until 23 March

Otello

Giuseppe Verdi

Teatro Real Madrid

Until 31 January

In Parenthesis

Iain Bell

Welsh National Opera Cardiff

And a great selection of other videos, including in Composers of Russia Collection, Mozart Collection, Puccini Collection, Verdi Collection, Wagner Collection, Festivals Collection and Contemporary Opera Collection!

The Opera Platform is a project supported by Creative Europe, led by Opera Europa, the European association of opera companies and festivals gathering 164 members in 40 countries, in partnership with the Franco-German cultural broadcaster ARTE and fifteen opera companies: Austria: Wiener Staatsoper; Belgium: La Monnaie/De Munt Bruxelles; Finland: Finnish National Opera Helsinki; France: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Opéra national de Lyon; Germany: Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Stuttgart; Italy: Teatro Regio Torino; Latvia: Latvian National Opera Riga; Netherlands: Dutch National Opera Amsterdam; Norway: Den Norske Opera og Ballett Oslo; Poland: Polish National Opera Warsaw; Spain: Teatro Real Madrid; United Kingdom: Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera.


 

 

 
 
 

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