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The Vienna State Opera opens its digital archive during lockdown

We are pleased to announce our further streaming schedule, which includes a very special opera event: 2019, the year in which the Vienna State Opera celebrated its 150th anniversary, also marks the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of Richard Strauss' and Hugo von Hoffmansthal's Frau ohne Schatten.

Musically, this "double round" birthday was celebrated with a series of performances of Frau ohne Schatten under the direction of Christian Thielemann, which can probably be described as unique. Next Wednesday we offer a recording of June 2019 free of charge at the stream.

In addition, there will be two ballet productions, the classic Swan Lake from 2014 and Peer Gynt from 2018, as well as two performances of the current season with Don Carlos and Die Entführung aus dem Serial

The streams are available free of charge in Austria and internationally on: play.wiener-staatsoper.at The live stream offer can be used with Windows PCs and Apple computers via web browser. For the mobile platforms from Apple and Android, please download the specially provided apps from the app stores. We also offer support to owners of Smart TV hardware (Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV). Broadcasts start at 7 p.m. and available for 24 hours. 

If you already have an account, you can log in here to access the stream: play.wiener-staatsoper.at/login.
If not, you can register here: play.wiener-staatsoper.at/register.


Streaming program:

Monday, 23rd of November 2020, 7 p.m.
Richard Strauss
ELEKTRA (Performance of 11th of September 2020)
Tragedy in one act
Musical Conduction: Franz Welser-Möst
Production: Harry Kupfer
With: Ricarda Merbeth, Camilla Nylund, Doris Soffel, Derek Welton, Jörg Schneider

Tuesday, 24th of November 2020, 7 p.m.
Piotr. I. Tschaikowski
SCHWANENSEE (Performance of 16th of March 2014)
Choreography: Rudolf Nurejew
Musical Conduction: Alexander Ingram
With: Olga Esina, Vladimir Shishov, Eno Peci

Wednesday, 25th of November 2020, 7 p.m.
Richard Strauss / Hugo von Hofmannsthal
DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN (Performance of 10th of June  2019)
Musical Conduction: Christian Thielemann
Production: Vincent Huguet
With: Camilla Nylund, Evelyn Herlitzius, Nina Stemme, Stephen Gould, Wolfgang Koch

Thursday, 26th of November 2020, 7 p.m.
Richard Strauss / Hugo von Hofmannsthal
ARABELLA (Performance of 1st of February 2016)
Lyrical comedy in three acts
Musical Conduction: Cornelius Meister
Production: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
With u.a. Anja Harteros, Tomasz Konieczny, Ileana Tonca, Herbert Lippert, Hila Fahima

Friday, 27th of November 2020, 7 p.m.
Edvard Grieg
PEER GYNT (Staatsballett) (Performance of 4th of December 2018)
Musical Conduction: Simon Hewett
Choreography: Edward Clug
With: Jakob Feyferlik, Alice Firenze, Eno Peci, Zsolt Török

Saturday, 28th of November 2020, 7 p.m.
Giuseppe Verdi
DON CARLOS (Performance of 4th of October 2020)
Grand opéra in five acts
Musical Conduction: Bertrand de Billy
Production: Peter Konwitschny
With: Malin Byström, Jonas Kaufmann, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Igor Golovantenko, Michele Pertusi, Virginie Verrez

Sunday, 29th of November 2020, 7 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini
LA BOHÈME (Performance of 29th of November 2018)
Opera in five acts
Musical Conduction: Speranza Scappucci
Production: Franco Zeffirelli
With: Benjamin Bernheim, Marina Rebeka, Samuel Hasselhorn, Mariam Battistelli

Monday, 30th of November 2020, 7 p.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL (Performance of 12th of October 2020)
Singspiel in three acts
Musical Conduction: Antonello Manacorda
Production: Hans Neuenfels
With: Lisette Oropesa, Daniel Behle, Regula Mühlemann, Michael Laurenz, Goran Jurić