Vienna Opera offers free online features against coronavirus

With museums, theaters, sports centers or restaurants closed to slow down the expansion of the coronavirus, the Vienna Opera has decided to compensate for the massive reduction in social life by offering free online recorded great functions in recent years.

The Opera has decided "in this difficult situation to open its" livestream "archive so that music friends all over the world do not have to give up music despite everything."

To this end, it offers an open program of operas and ballets starting today through its portal

The broadcasts begin at 7:00 p.m. (18:00 GMT) or 5:00 p.m. (16:00 GMT) in the case of longer pieces, such as "Siegfried" or "The Twilight of the Gods" by Richard Wagner.

Each performance will be available online for 24 hours.

The Opera offers this service until April 2, the date, in principle, until which the theater will be closed following the prevention measures dictated by the Government.

Available works include the four-opera cycle of Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung"; a "Tosca" by Puccini with the Spanish baritone Carlos Álvarez; "Romeo y Julieta", directed by Plácido Domingo and starring the Peruvian Juan Diego Flórez; or Verdi's "Falstaff" with Zubin Mehta as director.

To enjoy the service, you only need to register on the platform

The Vienna Opera launched in 2013 its on-demand broadcasting system that allows you to follow both live functions and access an extensive archive of works in high definition, with rates ranging from 16.90 euros per month.


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