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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a veritable tsunami of concert, opera and dance videos, both live streams and on demand, both newly created and material from the archives. The list is changing daily: here's our guide to who's publishing what. You can click on each link to see details of what's available in our video database.
Belgium
Opera Vlaanderen
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Based in Antwerp and Ghent, Flanders Opera and Ballet is streaming a wide selection of both opera and dance titles from their archives. Look out for lesser played work like Sadko and La Juive.
10 videos
Opéra Royal de Wallonie
Opera Royal de Wallonie-Liège

The name seems to change regularly (Wallonie / Wallonie-Liège / Liège-Wallonie), but the quality doesn't: the main opera company from the French-speaking part of Belgium offers strong productions of standard operatic repertoire laced with touches of the unusual (like Verdi's rarely performed Jérusalem).

7 videos
Canada
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

From their home in Montreal, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal plays under the leadership of Kent Nagano. In the summer each year they host a festival offering residents of the city a feast of contemporary music.

2 videos
Czech Republic
Czech Philharmonic
Czech Philharmonic
Based in Prague, the Czech Philharmonic is a world renowned orchestra who recently appointed Semyon Bychkov as their chief conductor. Their regular home is the Rudolfinum, where this latest performance was filmed.
1 video
France
Philharmonie de Paris
Cité de la musique - La Philharmonie

The Philharmonie de Paris is the foremost complex of concert halls in the capital. Some of the top French performers like Les Art Florissants, Les Siècles and individuals like the Capuçon brothers have been recorded at this venue, often (but not exclusively) playing the French composers Berlioz, Ravel and Franck.

2 videos
Opera Comique
Opéra Comique
Filmed in their opera house in Paris, the Opéra Comique is well known for offering colourful and stylish productions of lesser known works.
2 videos
Radio France
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
The Paris based Maison de la Radio houses the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France who perform under their Chief conductor Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. This is a strong French orchestra and plays a wide variety of repertoire with all the top soloists.
1 video
Germany
Bavarian Radio Symphony
Bavarian Radio Symphony

From their home in Munich, Bavaria, the Bavarian Radio Symphony flourished under the baton of Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons, but sadly he passed away at the end of 2019, They have made available a good number of their concerts with some stellar soloists.

1 video
Komische Oper Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin
They may be styled Berlin's third opera house, but outgoing Intendant Barrie Kosky has turned them into one of the most inventive houses in the world. They are streaming several of Kosky's productions from the archives, together with short treats in which a singer sits on Kosky's piano to give recitals.
2 videos
Konzerthaus Berlin
Konzerthaus Berlin

Berlin's Konzerthaus put on a great series of recitals of Bach which are to remain available until mid 2021. If you're a Bach fan, make sure you check them out.

6 videos
Pierre Boulez Saal
Pierre Boulez Saal
A recent addition to the Berlin scene, the Pierre Boulez Saal is an architectural gem and frequently celebrated contemporary music or crossover music in smallish ensembles. Their online festival in July was a highlight.
1 video
Greece
Greek National Opera
Greek National Opera
With their originally planned season falling to Covid-19, Greek National Opera have presented a wide-ranging set of videos under the aegis of their online festival "Exit, Spring".
5 videos
Italy
Teatro La Fenice
Teatro La Fenice
We're sad not to be able to visit one of Italy's most beautiful opera houses. But we can enjoy some of their great performances: their Monteverdi operas are a particular treat.
5 videos
Netherlands
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Dutch National Opera and Ballet

Filmed at their home in Amsterdam, Dutch National Opera currently offer both Russian operatic classics (including some rarities) and Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Aus licht".

3 videos
Het Concertgebouw
Het Concertgebouw

Amsterdam's Het Concertgebouw has the reputation of one of the finest concerthalls in the world, while their orchestra - the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra enjoys a similarly stellar reputation. The orchestra has released many of their orchestral recordings, while the Hall has restarted socially distant concerts and is broadcasting them live.

38 videos
Norway
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Several years ago the Bergen Philharmonic, under the baton of Edward Gardner, started recording their performances, in the west of Norway. They now have a substantial archive of performances, of great quality including a wonderful semi staged performance of Peter Grimes starring Stuart Skelton.
116 videos
Russia
Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
Headed by the indefatigable Valery Gergiev, the Mariinsky is a towering force in Russian culture. They are streaming a select number of full length operas, full length ballets and concerts from their St Petersburg homes.
5 videos
Sweden
Berwaldhallen Play
Berwaldhallen Play

The Swedish Radio Orchestra, together with a super choir and conductor Daniel Harding are based at the Berwaldhallen in Stockholm. They recently performed a super, semi-staged Don Giovanni, with a host of stars, and have a changing selection of concerts to view.

4 videos
GSOplay
GSOplay
Sweden's Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra has refined the art of producing recordings of performances and record a series each year. With a lively hall and a very lively young chief conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, they champion lesser known Scandinavian works as well as lots of contemporary work and fabulous Sibelius and Mahler.
29 videos
KonserthusetPlay
KonserthusetPlay

Based in Stockholm, the Konserthuset is home to the Royal Swedish Philharmonic Orchestra, the first orchestra of Sweden, under the baton of Sakari Oramo. With a belting brass section, the orchestra tackles an enormously wide repertoire which includes a lot of lesser known works. The clarinetist Martin Fröst is a regular performer here.

54 videos
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Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
From Haydn and Mozart to Mahler with a side order of jazz, the orchestra from Eastern Sweden brings you a wide variety of performances.
7 videos
United Kingdom
Glyndebourne Productions Limited​
Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Founded in 1934, Glyndebourne is the English country house opera festival par excellence; outside the summer festival season, it tours its productions around the country. While the festival can't run, it's showing a video each week starting at 17:00 every Sunday.

1 video
London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Based in London, the London Symphony in the best known orchestra with a fine archive of recordings they have been making available during lockdown for limited periods of time, usually a week each. They have now started live performances of chamber concerts at LSO St Lukes which can be watched live or on demand.
15 videos
Opera North
Opera North
Based in Leeds, Opera North regularly tours the North East of England. Their on-demand offering includes the whole of their acclaimed Ring Cycle, conducted by Richard Farnes, as well as with selected other performances.
14 videos
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
London based Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was one of the earliest period instrument orchestras yet still manages to innovate.  Look out for their series of "Bach, the Universe and Everything" which is being recorded in July for viewing shortly.
4 videos
Philharmonia Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
The London based Philharmonia Orchestra has just said goodbye to their chief conductor, Salonen and brought in the exciting young Finn Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Their repertoire has been very wide ranging, but look out for their Mahler 3 which we rated very highly.
2 videos
United States
Met Opera
Metropolitan Opera
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, America's premier opera house has been streaming for free a different production every day from their extensive "Met on Demand" catalogue: streams start at 19:30 New York time and last until 18:30 the following day.
2 videos
The Cliburn
The Cliburn
One of the world's top piano competitions is publishing the semifinal and final rounds of their 2019 competition.
15 videos