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« All broadcasts are available across Europe, and additionally [...] subtitles in six languages ​​are provided throughout (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Polish). To give audiences the greatest possible flexibility, productions are not only streamed live, but are also available as video on demand. »

An opera season for Europe: The ARTE Opera Season presents an array of outstanding productions from the continent’s greatest opera houses – some of them classics, some of them exciting new discoveries, with new productions every month, available in six languages. Savour the opulence, the passion, the magic of this unparalleled art form in a brand new season of ARTE Opera – exclusively on ARTE Concert.

About ARTE Opera

ARTE has been curating its very own digital opera season in partnership with European leading opera houses and festivals since 2018. Every month, viewers all over Europe are offered at least one outstanding new production completely free of charge and with subtitles in six different languages. With a new opera house on board, the Polish National Opera (Teatr Wielki - Opera Narodowa) in Warsaw, the 2022-2023 season now brings together 22 European partners from 13 countries. 

The new season will kick off on 6 October 2022 at 20:00 (CEST) with Laurent Pelly's production of Léo Delibe's Lakmé under the musical direction of Raphaël Pichon, featuring world-renowned soprano Sabine Devieilhe, live from the Opéra Comique in Paris. In autumn, audiences can also look forward to an eagerly awaited production from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin: Richard Wagner's opus magnum, the Ring of the Nibelung - a play of power and intrigue, staged by the Russian star director Dmitri Tcherniakov, under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann. Tcherniakov will also stage Prokofiev's War and Peace from the Bavarian State Opera (Musical director: Vladimir Jurowski) and thus another visually stunning opera highlight.

From star director to exceptional singer in the new ARTE Opera 2022-23 season: the versatile soprano Julie Fuchs. Fuchs will make two role debuts, as Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Dutch National Opera and alongside Benjamin Bernheim as Juliette in Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette at Zurich Opera House. In July she will also sing the title role in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Gran Teatre del Liceu

Furthermore, broadcasts from the opera houses in Brussels (Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie/De Munt), Paris (Opéra national de Paris), Wexford (Wexford Festival Opera) and Vienna (Wiener Staatsoper) are planned for the coming months.

Productions are available all over Europe subtitled in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Polish, live and on demand here: arte.tv/opera