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.


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...
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe: Arminio

Handel - ARMINIO

Handel’s ARMINIO was rediscovered thanks to this production first staged at the Handel Festival Karlsruhe in 2016.  The much sought after countertenor Max Emanuel Cenčić not only sings the title role but also directs this production....

27 May 2017 at 19h00 CET
Théâtre Royal de Versailles: Alessandro


As the symbol of a triumphant monarchy, Versailles was both an artistic and political hub. Faithful to its history, the Opéra Royal de Versailles continues to be the setting for a variety of cultural events. In 2013, leading international artists staged Handel’s ALESSANDRO.

09 June 2017 at 19h00 CET
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe: Semele

Handel - SEMELE

In spring each year, the Badische Staatsteater Karlsruhe celebrates Handel in a festival. For the first time since 1982, this important German festival offers a new production of SEMELE directed by Floris Visse, starring Jennifer France in the title role.

Opéra de Lille: Le Couronnement de Poppée


THE OPERA PLATFORM is proud to present the first period drama in the history of opera. Jean-François Sivadier staged Monteverdi’s take on Poppea, mistress and later empress to Emperor Nero, in 2012 for the Opéra de Lille.


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...
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.