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I haven't tested to see if the Zurich offerings are available longer than advertised, but the Verdi Requiem was always meant to be a longer online run, from today (Sunday, 5 April) through Saturday,11 April.

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There's a lot of stuff available in the UK which should be available globally. 

National Theatre - one play a week, starting off with One Man, Two Guvnors, available on YouTube


Hampstead Theatre, again one play per week


Royal Opera House, again one production per week


  • Acis and Galatea, The Royal Opera, 2009 – 3 April 2020, 7pm BST
  • Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera, 2010 – 10 April 2020, 7pm BST
  • The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, 2013 – 17 April 2020, 7pm BST
  • Gloriana, The Royal Opera, 2013 – 24 April 2020, 7pm BST
  • The Winter’s Tale, The Royal Ballet, 2014 – 1 May 2020, 7pm BST

Sadler's Wells


Marquee TV is offering a free 30 day trial.  I haven't tried this out, but the link is here, and there looks to be a fair mount vailable, including the Akram Khan Giselle. 






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Knowing that you will all need something light, fluffy, and amusing, Stuttgart Ballet has scheduled for their YouTube channel this weekend.....

The Stuttgart production with new sets and costumes by Jürgen Rose will be online for 24 hours from April 11th, 18.00 CET to April 12th, 18.00 CET on Stuttgart Ballet's Youtube Chanel


The cast is the premiere cast at Stuttgart, with Friedemann Vogel (Rudolf), Elisa Badenes (Mary), Miriam Kacerova (Elisabeth), Alicia Amatriain (Larisch), Diana Ionescu (Stephanie), Anna Osadcenko (Mizzi), Marcia Haydée (Sophie) and Egon Madsen (Franz Josef).

Not to be missed!

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Bayerische Staatsoper is also doing free streaming:


Through April 8, they're showing the modern dress Lucia di Lammermoor from 2015 with Diana Damrau and Pavol Breslik.  She does the mad scene with a gun, and this is one to see as well as hear.  Also through April 8 they have their second Monday concert, and members of the Bavarian State Ballet perform excerpts from Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier)

The Lady of the Camellias - Choreography: John Neumeier

Act 2, Country
Variations: Prisca Zeisel (Prudence) and Dmitrii Vyskubenko (Gaston)
On the piano: Simon Murray

Taming the Unruly - Choreography: John Cranko

Act 2, closing-Pas-de-Deux
Laurretta Summerscales (Catherine) and Yonah Acosta (Petrucchio)


Other operas playing now are

  • through April 13: Parsifal, with Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme, Rene Pape, Christian Gerhaher
  • through April 18: L'Elisir d'amore, with Ailyn Perez and Matthew Polenzani

And starting later in April:

  • from April 10:  Portrait of Wayne McGregor
  • from April 11: Die Frau ohne Schattent
  • from April 18: Boris Godunov

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Yeah baby - I think they heard my pleas to see SS dance one last time.  😉

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