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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

21 opera houses, 12 countries, one opera season for Europe ARTE, the European culture channel, launches its fourth digital opera season, ARTE Opera 21/22 this autumn. ARTE has been curating its very own digital opera season in partnership with twenty-one of Europe’s 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 languages.

The new season opens with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio in a new staging by Cyril Teste conducted by Raphaël Pichon, live from the Opéra Comique in Paris at 8 pm on 1 October. No less eagerly anticipated is a new production from Palermo coming up in January: Giuseppe Verdi's Les Vêpres siciliennes at the Teatro Massimo, directed by Palermo-native Emma Dante with Omer Meir Wellber at the rostrum. And just a short time later, viewers will find themselves whisked off to the Royal Opera House in London, where on 12 February 2022 they will get to see Katie Mitchell’s new staging of Handel’s Theodora conducted by Harry Bicket. Another highlight of the new season is sure to be Katharina Thalbach’s new production of Verdi’s Aida live from the Semperoper Dresden with Christian Thielemann conducting. And the following months will see still more opera productions from opera houses in Wexford, Prague, Vienna, Lausanne, Brussels, Helsinki and Hamburg.  

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

Streaming will continue to permit “virtual travel” and ARTE’s 2021-22 opera season, just announced, is ambitious. ARTE’s aim is to reach out to as wide a European audience as possible. All productions will be available throughout Europe and most of them worldwide.

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