European Opera Days

THE OPERA PLATFORM celebrates its first anniversary and the tenth edition of the European Opera Days by bringing back popular streams from the past year. 

Each year on the weekend closest to 9 May (Europe Day), opera houses in Europe and beyond open their doors to new and existing audiences to celebrate the art of opera and the talent of those who make it.

(Re-)discover great opera performances, and browse through the diversity and richness of opera in our collection of extracts and back-stage moments from around the continent.

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Teatro Real: Bomarzo

Ginastera – BOMARZO

Once upon a time there was an Italian family who had a magnificent garden built near their palace. BOMARZO, the opera by the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera, streamed live from Teatro Real Madrid in its first Spanish production starts at least like a fairy tale.

05 May 2017 at 19h55 CET
Den Norske Opera og Ballett: Die Zauberflöte


Be prepared to see Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE transported to another galaxy by critically acclaimed theatre director Alexander Mørk-Eidem. Discover a fantastic universe of beautiful princesses, strange creatures, wonderful humour, magic and mischief.

05 May 2017 at 19h00 CET

Bizet - CARMEN

Who is more alluring than Carmen, the dangerous gypsy heroine recklessly playing with the fate of her victims, and her own?  Add the spectacle of tavern life and, above all, Bizet’s unforgettable tunes and piquant orchestration.  How to resist such a package?...

05 May 2017 at 19h00 CET
Icelandic Opera: Ragnheidur

Þórðarson - RAGNHEIÐUR

The daughter of the bishop of Skálholt loves her young teacher, even though her father exhorts her to remain a virgin. Gunnar Þórðarson‘s opera RAGNHEIÐUR, first staged in 2013, tells the true story of a fatal love in 17th century’s Iceland.

05 May 2017 at 19h00 CET
Opera Narodowa - Polish National Opera


A heady mix of strong emotions and young vocal talent offered live from Warsaw! The INTERNATIONAL STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO VOCAL COMPETITION is considered one of opera's most prestigious singing contest.  A competition such as this is not just about rivalry but it is about shared feeling, learning and, for many, a discovery of the riches of the Polish operatic repertoire.

Greek National Opera

Greek National Opera | Visiting Greece's single opera company

A short introduction to the Greek National Opera, the only lyric theatre of Greece. In 2016, Greek National Opera is relocating to its new premises at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre (SNFCC), signed by the acclaimed architect Renzo Piano.
Opéra de Lyon: Maîtrise

Opéra de Lyon | The Maîtrise Singing School

A behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Maîtrise of the Opéra de Lyon where children and young people learn - in parallel to their general schooling - the art of singing, acting and movement.
La Monnaie

La Monnaie | Hannigan, Degout and Gillet on La Monnaie

Barbara Hannigan, Stéphane Degout and Anne-Catherine Gillet love coming back to the opera house in Brussels. La Monnaie’s solid reputation is founded on an innovative spirit and tremendous artistic liberty. And yet the professional ethos is no bar to a warm-hearted atmosphere.
The making of a Scottish Opera Costume

Scottish Opera | How to Make a Costume

Behind the scenes in the Costume Department at Scottish Opera - find out what went into the making of Donna Elvira's costume for their 2013 production of Don Giovanni.