Russian Composers, public domain

Composers of Russia

You automatically think of Italy when someone speaks of opera? Rossini, Verdi and Puccini? But how about Tchaikovsky, Rimski-Korsakov and Shostakovich? The 19 th century is without any doubt the Golden Age of opera – in Russia as well as in Western...
Sonic Solveig: Casse-Noisette

Feel the music at your finger tips!

Behind the clouds you will find the symphonic orchestra of Piotr Tchaikovsky… Listen to the sound of each instrument and discover its history…. Enjoy picking out the instruments from the same family and guessing where the strings, wind instruments and percussion are hiding!  Have you ever seen a celesta...? Each of Tchaikovsky’s instruments from THE NUTCRACKER is waiting for you. You can discover other musical games and the story of THE NUTCRACKER in this app: THE NUTCRACKER AND THE MOUSE KING.


It’s all hustle and bustle at the Sorochintsy Fair. The operatic and comic rarity by Mussorgsky is for the first time in seventy years back at the Komische Oper and in Berlin – directed by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Henrik Nánási. Enjoy the premiere live on THE OPERA PLATFORM.

02 April 2017 at 18h55 CET
Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini

‘Puccini is dollar’ was the view of Latvian National Opera’s chief at the end of his sold-out VIVA PUCCINI festival in Riga. Highlights from their Puccini Gala complement the showcase staging of his most popular opera LA BOHEME from Oslo, along with...


Cio-Cio-San becomes an old ghost, a storyteller who is fated to tell her tale over and over again, in La Monnaie’s new MADAMA BUTTERFLY. The Danish collective Hotel Pro Forma, known for their stunning theatrical productions, present their new take on the beloved Puccini classic.