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Enjoy live streaming from the Opera Houses of Emilia-Romagna

From September 25 to April 2021, nine operas free available on OperaStreaming YouTube channel

Emilia-Romagna is the first Region in Italy to have a streaming service from its historical theatres: OperaStreaming.

It is the first portal offering to an international audience opera productions set in the context of a territory that is home of melodramma and bel canto.

From September 25 to April 18, 2021, a new seasonal program of nine operas will be freely available on the platform YouTube channel, live from the Historical Theatres of Bologna, Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Ferrara, Ravenna, and Rimini, theatres that every year produce lyrical performances of the highest standard, thanks not only to the quality of the artists but also to the preservation of a unique mastery and craftmanship in the construction of the operatic productions.

The program

  • Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi, from Festival Verdi di Parma, September 25,2020
  • La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, from Teatro Comunale di Modena, October 18, 2020
  • Otello by Giuseppe Verdi, from Teatro Comunale di Bologna (broadcast from PalaDozza), November 18, 2020
  • Werther by Jules Massenet, from Teatro Comunale di Modena, November 27, 2020
  • Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini, from Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, December 29, 2020
  • Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, from Teatro Alighieri di Ravenna, February 28, 2021
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia di Gioachino Rossini, from Teatro Valli di Reggio Emilia, March 28, 2021
  • Aroldo by Giuseppe Verdi, from Teatro Galli di Rimini, April 16, 2021
  • La Favorita by Gaetano Donizetti, from Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, April 18, 2021.

The shows will be also available deferred on the portal itself,
In-depth information boxes, images and videos of the theatres go with the programme.

OperaStreaming is a project promoted by Emilia-Romagna Region, co-ordinated by Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena, and shared by the main opera production bodies of the region. The technical part is in charge of Edunova-University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. 

«Thanks to projects like this, available worldwide, the culture of Emilia-Romagna – its production bodies, its magnificent theatres, the high quality of its productions and workers – can be known and appreciated beyond the number of seats of the theatres», says the Regional Minister for Culture Mauro Felicori. «We aim at getting beyond regional boundaries and to convey the message this region is culturally very active and productive, and is able to compete with the works by European and overseas theatres. Moreover, in this difficult moment due to the pandemic, that has significantly cut the presence of spectators, the chance to enjoy shows from any place is even more necessary and relevant».

After its first year, OperaSteaming has reached more than half a million spectators and gathered an enthusiastic international audience interacting from Europe and many other Countries, as Zimbabwe, United States, Taiwan, Brazil, Russia, South Korea.

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