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Ends August 19, 2016
  • Tenor Robin Tritschler performs Benjamin Britten's Canticle III "Still Falls the Rain" w/Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn) & Simon Lepper (piano); and Michael Tippett's "Boyhood's End" w/Christopher Glynn (piano). (BBC radio 3).
Ends August 22, 2015
  • Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809 - 1847)
    • LA PREMIERE NUIT DE WALPURGIS
      • Orchestre symphonique du HR and Chœur du MDR conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada with Sonja Leutwyler​, alto; Maximilian Schmitt, tenor; Adrian Eröd, baritone; and Markus Volpert, bass. Program also includes Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from TRISTAN UND ISOLDE and R. Strauss' MacBeth (Arte.tv).
Ends August 23, 2015
  • Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797 - 1848)
    • POLIUTO (1838)
      • Glyndebourne Mariame Clément production featuring Anna Maria Martinez and Michael Fabiano conducted by Enrique Mazzola. (Telegraph/Glyndebourne).
Ends August 24, 2016
  • Jerry BOCK (1928 - 2010)
    • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (1964)
      • BBC Proms with Bryn Terfel joining the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor David Charles Abell. (BBC radio 3).
Ends August 27, 2016
  •  A VERDI Gala concert : Russian National Orchestra Soprano Lyudmila Monastyrskaya sings arias from AIDA, FORZA DEL DESTINO, MACBETH and NABUCCO; Mikhail Pletnev conducts the Russian National Orchestra in music from AIDA, DON CARLOS, LUISA MILLER, NABUCCO and OTELLO. (BBC).
Ends August 30, 2015
  • George BIZET (1838 – 1875)
  • André CAMPRA (1660 - 1744)
    • LES FETES VENETIENNES   (1710)
      • Opéra Comique directed by Robert Carsen with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants (culture.box).
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE 

End June 17, 2015 (still available as of July 21)
  • Philippe BOESMANS (1936 - )
    • AU MONDE (2014)
      • La Monnaie, Brussels world premiere production by Joel Pommerat with Patricia Petitbon, Charlotte Hellekent and Stephane Degout conducted by Patrick Davin (La Monnaie).
Ends August 31, 2016
  • Vincenzo BELLINI (1801 - 1835)
    • CAPULETTI E I MONTECCHI (1831)
      • Opéra de Lyon concert version with Anna Caterina Antonacci and Olga Peretyatko conducted by Evelino Pido (France Musique).
Ends September 4, 2015
  • Franz SCHUBERT (1801 - 1835)
    • WINTERREISE (1828)
      • Aix-en-Provence William Kentridge production with baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Markus Hinterhäuser (arte.tv).
Ends September 6, 2015
  • Gaetano DONIZETTI (1797 - 1848)
    • DON PASQUALE
      • Opéra de Vichy directed by Andrea Cigni conducted by Roberto Forès Veses (culturebox).
  • Jean-Philippe RAMEAU (1683 - 1764)
    • LES INDES GALANTES
      • Opéra National de Paris Andre Serban production with Joao Fernandes, Danielle de Niese and Valérie Gabail and William Christie conducting Les Arts Florissants (arte.tv).
    • LES PALADINS
      • Théâtre du Châtelet José Montalvo production with Stéphanie d'Oustrac, Topi Lehtipuu and Sandrine Piau and William Christie conducting Les Arts Florissants (arte.tv).
    • PLATEE
      • Opéra National de Paris Laurent Pelly production with Mireille Delunsch, Paul Agnew and Vincent Le Texier conducted by Marc Minkowski (arte.tv).
  • Mauricio SOTELO (1961 - )
    • EL PUBLICO
      • Teatro Real de Madrid world premiere of a work libretto by Andrés Ibáñez based on a work by Federico García Lorca. Directed by Robert Castro and conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado (arte.tv).
Ends September 8, 2015
  • Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 - 1791)
    • COSI FAN TUTTE (1789)
      • Aix en Provence2005 production by Patrice Chereau with Erin Wall, Elina Garanca, Stéphane Degout, Shawn Mathey, Barbara Bonney, Ruggiero Raimondi conducted by Daniel Harding (arte.tv).
    • DON GIOVANNI (1787)
      • Aix en Provence2002 production by Peter Brook with Alexandra Deshorties, Mireille Delunsch, Mark Padmore, Peter Mattei and Gilles Cachemaille conducted by Daniel Harding (arte.tv).
    • IDOMENEO (1781)
      • Aix en Provence 2009 production by Oliver Py with Sophie Karthauser, Mirielle Delunsch, Richard Croft, Yann Beuron, conducted by Marc Minkowski (arte.tv).
    • NOZZE DI FIGARO (1786)
      • Aix en Provence 2012 production by Richard Brunel with Malin Byström, Patricia Petibon, Kate Lindsey, Kyle Ketelsen and Paolo Szot conducted by Jérémie Rhorer (arte.tv).
Ends September 15, 2015
  • Franz SCHMIDT (1874 - 1939)
    • DAS BUCH MIT SIEBEN SIEGELN (Book with Seven Seals)
      • Philharmoniker Hamburg concert with Klaus Florian Vogt and Georg Zeppenfeld conducted by Simone Young (arte.tv).
Ends September 16, 2015
  • Hector BERLIOZ (1803 - 1869)
    • BENVENUTO CELLINI (1837) 
      • Dutch National Opera Terry Gilliam production with Mariangela Sicilia, John Osborn and Orlin Anastassov conducted by Mark Elder (arte.tv).
Ends September 17, 2015
  • Louis VARNEY (1844 - 1908)
    • LES MOUSQUETAIRES AU COUVENT (1880) 
      • Opéra Comique Jérôme Deschamps production conducted by Laurent Campellone (arte.tv).
Ends September 21, 2015
  • Leonardo VINCI (1690 – 1730)
    • CATONE IN UTICA
      • Opéra Royal de Versailles Jakob Peters-Messer production with Franco Fagioli, Max Emanuel Cencic and Ray Chenez conducted by Riccardo Minasi (culturebox).
  • THE ORIGINAL THREE TENORS CONCERT w/Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti conducted by Zubin Mehta on the 25th anniversary of the original broadcast (arte.tv)
Ends September 22, 2015
  • Jacques OFFENBACH
    • LA BELLE HELENE
      • Théâtre du Châtelet Production by Pierrick Sorin and Giorgio Barberio conducted by Lorenzo Viotti (arte.tv).
  • Giovanni Battista PERGOLESI (1710 - 1736)
    • STABAT MATER
      • Château de Fontainebleau Nathalie Stutzmann conducts Orfeo 55 with soloists Emöke Barath and Philippe Jaroussky(arte.tv).
Ends September 23, 2015
  • Christoph Willibald GLUCK (1714 - 1787)
    • ALCESTE
      • Teatro La Fenice Pier Luigi Pizzi production with Carmela Remigio conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire (culturebox).
  • Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 - 1791)
    • DON GIOVANNI
      • Monte Carlo Opera Jean-Louis Grinda production with Patrizia Ciofi, Sonya Yoncheva, Loriana Castellano, Maxim Mironov, Erwin Schrott and Adrian Sampetrean conducted by Paolo Arrivabeni (culturebox). Also available at Medici.tv until an unknown date.
Ends September 24, 2015
  • Christina PLUHAR (1965 - )
    • ORFEO CHAMAN
      • Teatro Mayor de Bogota directed by Rolf et Heidi Abderhalden with Ensemble L’Arpeggiata conducted by Christina Pluhar (culturebox).
Ends September 25, 2015
  • Joseph HAYDN (1732 - 1809)
    • IL MONDO DELLA LUNA
      • Opéra de Monte-Carlo Emilio Sagi production with Orchestre Le Cercle de l'Harmonie conducted by Jérémie Rhorer (culture.box).
  • Gioacchino ROSSINI  (1792 – 1868)   
Ends September 26, 2015
  • Johann Sebastian BACH (1760 - 1842)
    • PASSION ACCORDING TO SAINT JOHN
      • Saint-Laurent Cathedral, Nuremberg Peter Dijkstra conducts Maximilian Schmitt, tenor (Evangéliste) / Christina Landshamer, soprano / Anke Vondung, alto / Tilman Lichdi, tenor / Krešimir Stražanac, baritone (Pilate) / Tareq Nazmi, Bass (Jésus) (arte.tv)
Ends October 1, 2015
  • Niccolò JOMMELLI (1714 - 1774)
    • IL VOLOGESO (Berenice, reine d’Arménie) (1766)
Ends October 2, 2015
  • Alban BERG (1885 - 1935) / Georg LIGETI (1923 - 2006)
    • Excerpts from WOZZECK / LES MYSTERES DU MACABRES
      • London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle with Barbara Hannigan. Program also includes Webern's Six Pieces, op. 6 and Stravinsky' The Rite of Spring (arte.tv)
Ends October 15, 2015
Ends October 19, 2015
  • Richard WAGNER (1813 - 1883)
    • PARSIFAL
      • Staatsoper de Berlin Dmitri Tcherniakov production with Anja Kampe, Andreas Shager, Wolfgang Koch and René Pape conducted by Daniel Barenboim (Culturebox)
Ends October 24, 2015
  • Luigi CHERUBINI (1760 - 1842)
    • MEDEE
      • Grand Théâtre de Genève Christof Loy production with Alexandra Deshorties, Andrea Carè and Daniel Okulitch conducted by Marko Letonja (arte.tv)
Ends November 8, 2015
  • Giuseppe VERDI (1813 - 1901)
    • LA TRAVIATA (1853)
      • Teatro Real David McVicar production with Ermonela Jaho, Francesco Demuro and Juan Jesús Rodríguez conducted by Renato Palumbo (The Opera Platform).
Ends November 16, 2015
  • Karol SZYMANOWSKI (1882 - 1937)
    • KROL ROGER (1924) 
      • Royal Opera House Kasper Holten production with Georgia Jarman, Saimir Pirgu and Mariusz Kwiecien conducted by Antonio Pappano (The Opera Platform).
Ends November 23, 2015
Ends November 29, 2015
  • Arturs Maskats (1957 - )
    • VALENTINA (2014) 
      • Latvian National Opera World premiere production conducted by Modestas Pitrenas (The Opera Platform). Also available until June 30, 2015 at Arte.tv.
Ends Dec. 3, 2015
  • Vincenzo BELLINI (1801 - 1835) 
    • CAPULETI E MONTECCHI
      • Opéra Royal de Wallonie Arnaud Bernard production with Omer Meir Wellber conducting Jessica Pratt and Sonia Ganassi (Culturebox).
  • Giacomo PUCCINI   (1858 - 1924)   
    • MADAMA BUTTERFLY
      • Opéra de Lille Jean-François Sivadier production with Serena Farnocchia conducted by Antonino Fogliani (Culturebox).
  • Giuseppe VERDI  (1813 - 1901)   
    • LUISA MILLER (1849)
Ends December 12, 2015
  • RICHARD TUCKER OPERA GALA 2012 w/Richard Tucker Award winner Ailyn Perez, Ildar Abdrazakov, Jamie Barton, Olga Borodina, Stephen Costello, Tara Erraught, Giuseppe Filianoti, Gerald Finley, Marcello Giordani, Dimitri Hvorostovsky, Quinn Kelsey, Liudmyla Monastyrska and Erwin Shrott. (PBS Great Performances)
Ends December 21, 2015
  • Gioacchino ROSSINI (1792 – 1868)
    • LA CENERENTOLA
      • Opéra de Rennes production by Jérôme Savary with José Maria Lo Monaco, Daniele Zanfardino, Marc Scoffoni and Bruno Pratico conducted by José Maria Lo Monaco, Daniele Zanfardino, Marc Scoffoni and Bruno Pratico (francemusique).
  • Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Ends December 29, 2015
  • Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 - 1791)
    • DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (1791)
      • Armel Festival production by Róbert Alföldi conducted by Sándor Gyüdi from the Théâtre Nationale (Szeged, Hungary) (arte.tv)
Ends Dec. 30, 2015
  • Gaetano DONIZETTI ( )
    • L'ASSEDIO DI CALAIS
      • Armel Festival production by James Conway conducted by Jeremy Silver from the English Touring Opera (London) (arte.tv)
  • Giacomo PUCCINI  (1858 - 1924)   
    • TOSCA
      • Opéra Royal de Wallonie Claire Servais production with Barbara Haveman, Marc Laho and Ruggero Raimondi conducted by Paolo Arrivabeni (Culturebox).
Ends January 1, 2016
  • Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 - 1791)
    • LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (1786)
      • Armel Festival production by Péter Novak conducted by Zsolt Jankó from the Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Opera (arte.tv)
  • Nuit des Rois - Jordi Savall à la Chapelle Royale: Les Chants Spirituels au temps de Louis XIV Jordi Savall conducts Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in performances of "Te Deum" (ca. 1690) by Marc Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) and "De profundis" (1720) by Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726) (Culturebox).
  • Nuit des Rois - Jordi Savall à la Galerie des Glaces: Music from Rameau's LES BOREADES Jordi Savall conducts Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Culturebox).
Ends January 2, 2016
  • Annelies Van Parys (1975 - )
    • PRIVATE VIEW (2014)
      • Armel Festival production by Tom Creed conducted by Étienne Siebens from Muziektheater Transparant (Anvers, Belgium) (arte.tv)
Ends January 6, 2015
  • George BIZET (1838 – 1875)
    • CARMEN (1875)
Ends January 9, 2016
  • Jonathan DOVE (1959 - )
    • LE MONSTRE DU LABYRINTHE (2015)
  • Georg Friedrich HANDEL (1756 - 1791)
    • ALCINA (1782)
      • Aix en Provence festival Katie Mitchell production with Patricia Petibon, Anna Prohaska and Philippe Jaroussky conducted by Andrea Marcon (the Opera Platform).
Ends January 10, 2016
  • Ana SOKOLOVIC (1975 - )
    • SVADBA (201)
      • Armel Festival a capella work production by Ted Huffman et Zack Winokur conducted by Dáirine Ní Mheadhra (arte.tv)
Ends January 13, 2016
  • Benjamin BRITTEN (1913 – 1976)
    • MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (1960)
      • Aix-en-Provence Robert Carsen production with choreography by Matthew Bourne and the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Lyon conducted by Kazushi Ono (Culturebox).
Ends January 28, 2016
  • Leo JANACEK (1913 – 1976)
    • KATYA KABANOVA (1960)
      • Bouffes du Nord - Kelly Olson and Elena Gabouri with Martin Surot on piano (Culturebox).
Ends February 5. 2016
  • Giuseppe VERDI (1913 – 1976)
    • IL TROVATORE (1960)
      • Chorégies d’Orange Hui He, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Roberto Alagna and George Petean conducted by (Culturebox).
Ends February 18, 2016
  • Sergei RACHMANINOV (1873 - 1943)
Ends March 26, 2016
  • Giuseppe VERDI  (1813 - 1901)
    • REQUIEM (1874)
      • Oslo Philharmonic: Serena Farnocchia, soprano; Julia Gertseva, mezzosopranp; Michael Fabiano, tenor; and Michele Pertusi, bass conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
Ends March 28, 2016
  • Giuseppe VERDI  (1813 - 1901)   
    • RIGOLETTO (1851)
      • Opéra Royal de Wallonie Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera production with Desiree Rancatore. Gianluca Terranova and Leo Nucci conducted by Renato Palumbo (Culturebox).
Ends April 9, 2016
  • Richard WAGNER (1813 - 1883)   
    • TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - Prelude / Act II (1865)
      • Chicago Symphony Linda Watson, Michelle DeYoung, Stefan Vinke and John Relyea conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen (CSO Sounds & Stories)
Ends April 22, 2016
  • Jean Phillippe RAMEAU (1683 - 1764)
    • DARDANUS
Ends May 16, 2016
  • Paul DUKAS (1865 - 1935)
    • ARIANE ET BARBEBLEU
Ends June 28, 2016
  • Antonio VIVALDI (1678 – 1741)
    • JUDITHA TRIUMPHANS
      • Teatro La Fenice production by Elena Barbalich conducted by Alessandro De Marchi (culturebox).
Ends January 2, 2017
  • Johannes BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
    • GERMAN REQUIEM (1868)
      • Festival de Saint-Denis Daniele Gatti conducts Orchestre National de France with soloists Annette Dasch and Peter Mattei (arte.tv).
Ends April 19, 2017
Ends April 29, 2017
  • Benjamin BRITTEN (1913 – 1976)
    • WAR REQUIEM (1962)
      • Chicago Symphony with Tatiana Poplavskaya, John Mark Ainsley, Matthias Goerne conducted by Charles Dutoit (BBC radio 3)
Ends July 31, 2017
Ends January 23, 2018
  • RICHARD TUCKER OPERA GALA 2014 w/Richard Tucker Award winner Michael Fabiano, Ildar Abdrazakov, Elena Bocherova, Joseph Calleja, Joyce El-Khoury, Ingeborg Gillebo, Zeljko Lucic, Angela Meade and Pretty Yende. (PBS Great Performances)
Ends March 9, 2018
  • Franz Schreker (1878 – 1934)
    • DIE GEZEICHNETEN  (1915)
      • Opera de Lille with Magdalena Alan Hofmann and Charles Workman conducted by Alejo Perez (France Musique)
Ends May 28, 2018
  • Andris Nelson's Premiere Concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra: soprano Kristine Opolais, and tenor Jonas Kaufmann sing selections from LOHENGRIN, TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA, MADAMA BUTTERFLY MANON LESCAUT, and LA BOHEME. Concert also includes Overture to TANNHAUSER, Intermezzo from CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Respighi's Pines of Rome (PBS Great Performances)
Ends March 26, 2026
UPCOMING 

September 12, 2015 thru March 11, 2016
  • Giacomo PUCCINI (1858 - 1924)
October 2, 2015 thru April 2, 2016
  • Thomas ADES (1971 - )
    • POWDER HER FACE (1995)
      • La Monnaie Brussels Mariusz Treliński production conducted by Alejo Pérez (the Opera Platform).
October 22, 2015 thru April 21, 2016
  • Giuseppe VERDI (1813 - 1901)
    • AIDA (1871)
      • Teatro Regio Torino William Friedkin production with Gianandrea Noseda conducting Kristin Lewis, Marco Berti and Mark S. Doss (the Opera Platform).
October 24, 2015 thru October 24, 2016
  • Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 - 1791)
    • DIE ZAUBERFLOTE (The Magic Flute)
      • Teatro La Fenice Damiano Michieletto pfoductoin conducted by Antonello Manacorda (Culturebox)
November 8, 2015 thru May 7, 2016
  • Stanislaw MONIUSZKO (1813 - 1901)
    • STRASZNY DWOR (­The Haunted Manor) (1865)
November 15, 2015 ONLY
  • Arrigo BOITO (1842 - 1918)
    • MEFISTOFELE (1867)
      • Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich Roland Schwab production with Kristine Opolais, Joseph Calleja and René Pape conducted by Omer Meir Wellber (Bayerische Staatsoper).
December 12, 2015 ONLY
  • Sergei PROKOFIEV (1891 - 1953)
    • MEFISTOFELE (1923)
      • Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich Barrie Kosky production with Evelyn Herlitzius and Evgeny Nikitin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski (Bayerische Staatsoper).



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Ludwig von BEETHOVEN (1770 - 1827)
  FIDELIO (1805)
  • Salzburg Festival Claus Guth production featuring Adrianne Pieczonka and Jonas Kaufmann with Franz Welser-Möst conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. (medici.tv).
Alban BERG
  LULU
  • Bayerische Staatsoper Dmitri Tcherniakov production with Marlis Petersen, Daniela Sindram and Bo Skovhus conducted by Kirill Petrenko (medici.tv).
Christoph Willibald GLUCK
  ORFEO ED EURIDICE
  (1762 Vienna version)
  • Théâtre de Poissy The Accentus Choir and the Insula Orchestra conducted by Laurence Equilbey with Franco Fagioli, Malin Hartelius and Emmanuelle de Negri (medici.tv).
Jake HEGGIE
   MOBY DICK
  • San Francisco 2012 featuring Patrick Summers conducting Jay Hunter Morris, Stephen Costello (PBS Grest Performances site).
Giacomo MEYERBEER
     Meyerbeer and His Time
  • Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia with soprano Diana Damrau singing arias from Il Crociato in Egitto, Robert le Diable, Dinorah and Les Huguenots. Program also includes music by Rossini, Wagner, Berlioz, and Meyerbeer conducted by Antonio Pappano (PappanoInWeb).

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756 - 1791)
   LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (1786)
  • Salzburg Festival Sven-Eric Bechtolf production featuring Anett Fritsch, Martina Janková, Margarita Gritskova, Adam Plachetka and Luca Pisaroni with Dan Ettinger conducting the Vienna Philharmonic (medici.tv).
Vicente Martín y SOLER
  L'ARBORE DI DIANA
Pyotr Ilich TCHAIKOVSKY
  QUEEN OF SPADES
Giuseppe VERDI (1813 – 1901)
  LUISA MILLER (1849)
  • Verbier Festival condensed concert version with Sonya Yoncheva, Daniela Barcellona, Piotr Beczala, Simone Piazzola, Ildar Abdrazakov conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Program also includes Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances (medici.tv).
Tenor Mark Padmore:
  • Verbier Festival with pianist James Baillieu performing music of Purcell, Tippett and Schubert (medici.tv).
MEETING OF THE STARS
  • Munich's King's Square open air concert with Anna Netrebko, Elena Zhidkova, Jonas Kaufmann, Thomas Hampson and Ildar Abdrazakov (Medici.tv).
XV International Tchaikovsky Competition:
Tenor JUAN DIEGO FLOREZ
  • Salzburg Festival Tenor Florez sings Leoncavallo, Tosti, Rossini, Donizetti, Duparc and Gounod conducted by Vincenzo Scalera (medici.tv).
Gala Concert w/JUAN DIEGO FLOREZ
Masterclasses w/Joye DIDONATO at Carnegie Hall w/Alison King soprano; Narea Son soprano ; Kayleigh Decker mezzo-soprano and Gerard Schneider tenor (medici.tv)
Gala concert of prize-winners of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition
OPERALIA 2015 final round

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