The Opera Platform Programme

8 May Launch of The Opera Platform

Live transmission from Teatro Real de Madrid of La traviata de Verdi, conducted by Renato Palumbo and directed by David McVicar, with Ermonela Jaho, Francesco Demuro and Juan Jesús Rodríguez

Rich content already available : Il trittico from Opéra national de Lyon, El retablo de Maese Pedro from Teatro Real de Madrid, Die Zauberflöte from Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and many contributions from other contributing opera companies drawn from across the membership of Opera Europa.


16 May Live transmission from Royal Opera House Covent Garden of Król Roger by Karol Szymanowski, conducted by Antonio Pappano and directed by Kasper Holten, with
Mariusz Kwiecień, Georgia Jarman and Saimir Pirgu


23 May Transmission from Finnish National Opera Helsinki of Kullervo by Jean Sibelius, conducted by Jukka-Pekka Saraste  and directed by Tero Saarinen


30 May Transmission from Latvian National Opera Riga of Valentina by Arturs Maskats, conducted by Modestas Pitrenas  and directed by Viesturs Kairish


7 June Live transmission from Wiener Staatsoper of Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and directed by Sven-Eric Bechtolf, with Evelyn Herlitzius, Stephen Gould, Falk Struckmann, Boaz Daniel and Caroline Wenborne


8 July Live transmission from Festival d’Aix-en-Provence of Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Jérémie Rhorer and directed by Martin Kušej, with Jane Archibald, Rachele Gilmore, Daniel Behle, David Portillo, Albert Pesendorfer and Tobias Moretti
August Focus on Festivals dedicated to and founded by composers, including features on Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro and Britten’s Aldeburgh Festival


September Focus on Norway : new horizons for opera
Transmission from Den Norske Opera og Ballett of La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, conducted by Eivind Gullberg Jensen and directed by Stefan Herheim, with Marita Sølberg, Jennifer Rowley, Diego Torre and Vasilij Ladjuk
October Focus on Italy: birthplace of opera
Aida from Teatro Regio Torino conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by William Friedkin