Festival d'AIx-en-Provence: European Opera Days

European Opera Days

THE OPERA PLATFORM celebrates this year’s European Opera Days by offering you an Opera Panorama Festival. From 5 to 14 May, enjoy a great diversity of performances from across Europe, and browse through the diversity and richness of opera in our...
Latvian National Opera: Carmen

Bizet – CARMEN

At the same time fêted and hated by her own sex, desired and punished by the opposite one, Carmen upsets. The hatred she causes comes from the desire she arises. Director Marie-Eve Signeyrole sets her debut production for the Latvian National Opera in a modern urban setting.

06 May 2017 at 00h00 CET

Baroque opera

The baroque era brought innovation not only to the visual but also to the performing arts; Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘favola in musica’ L’ORFEO (ORPHEUS), first staged in Mantua in 1607, was one of the earliest operas in history. From the Italian city...
The Opera Company: ACIS AND GALATEA


Opera Theatre Company reimagines Handel's pastoral tale ACIS AND GALATEA in a rural Irish pub; an unexpected and strangely appropriate setting for Handel’s glorious music – full of emotion, wit, soaring melodies, enchanting choruses, touching arias and comic moments....


Gioachino Rossini

According to numerous anecdotes, Gioachino Rossini was not very vain when it came to his operas: ‘If you know one of my overtures, you know them all’ is only one bon mot attributed to him. Most of his operas were composed under pressure and Rossini...


Unfaithful women, flirtatious young men, seductive arias and spectacular ensembles – Rossini´s witty IL TURCO IN ITALIA is a perfect comedy of manners. Enjoy this colourful production filmed at the Bergen National Opera, Norway in April 2017.

11 May 2017 at 00h00 CET
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...
Opera Vlaanderen: SADKO

Rimsky-Korsakov - SADKO

A rare opportunity to see Rimski-Korsakov’s masterpiece SADKO in the new production from Opera Vlaanderen, directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by Dmitri Jurowski. In his lyrical score, Rimsky-Korsakov combines Russian folk music and lively ballads with a dynamic orchestration.

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.