Against the silence of the quarantine, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Berliner Philharmoniker offer free shows online

Puccini’s “La Bohème”, starring Angela Gheorghiu and Ramón Vargas (Photo by Marty Sohl / Met Opera Facebook)

The music is still in the air. Nothing stops her. That is what the artists repeat who, after the quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, are looking for alternative ways for their art to reach the ears of the world.

The New York Metropolitan OperaFor example, he scheduled a series of free shows that will be shared via streaming. Every night a new opera will be broadcast, which will be available for 20 hours. The page is The calendar is as follows: Monday “Carme”, Tuesday “La Boheme”, Wednesday “Il Trovatore”, Thursday “La Traviata”, Friday “La Fille du Regiment”, Saturday “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Sunday “Eugene Onegin”.

For its part, Berlin Philharmonic has your offer. Faced with the closure of his house due to the epidemic, he has decided to “counteract this forced silence” by allowing free access to his Digital Concert Hall for a month. Here you can see and hear.

Those who direct the Vienna Opera and of Munich, who follow the same path, and the Stockholm opera, which broadcast live “Las Walkirias” by Wagner for five hours with intermissions included.

Berlin Philharmonic (Photo: Facebook Berliner Philharmoniker)
Berlin Philharmonic (Photo: Facebook Berliner Philharmoniker)

It is not just classical music. Also the most modern styles have come together so that viewers can enjoy live music in another way. This is how the festival started I stay at home that brings together Ariel Rot, Beret and Vanesa Martin, among other artists.

“After a week full of cancellations and postponement of festivals in 2020 and concerts due to the health crisis of the coronavirus, the first full digital festival arrives in which you do not need to leave home,” they reported. It will air on March 20, 21 and 22. It is the second edition after the one that happened last weekend.

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There is also the Quarantine Fest, which began on March 16 and lasts until the 27th. “Because we don’t want to give up what we like the most: doing concerts,” said its organizers. All the information here.

The initiative spans the world. Recitals via streaming seem to be the format that music found to surf the mandatory quarantine. They joined Fito Páez, Alejandro Lerner, Chris Martin, Alejandro Sanz and Juanes, among many others.


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