Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Donizetti’s ‘L’Elisir d’Amore’ To Compete with Met Opera’s Live in HD Transmission

Courtesy of Vienna State Opera

On Feb. 10, 2018, audiences around the world will have their pick of watching two different “L’Elisir d’Amore” performances. The Met’s Live in HD program will showcase its own version, but the Vienna State Opera will live stream another performance around the same exact time.

The performance will feature Benjamin Bernheim, Andrea Carroll, Mario Cassi, and Paolo Rumetz in the famed Otto Schenk production. Frédéric Chaslin conducts.

The stream kicks off at 8 p.m. local time and is slated to run until around 10:15 p.m. That’s around 2 p.m. EDT and 11 a.m. PST for the start time.

Per the official website, tickets start at 14 euros (approximately $16 USD) and can be purchased right off the Vienna State Opera’s streaming website. There are options for monthly subscriptions to future performances on the service depending on users’ preference for experience opera from the comfort of their homes.

Next up on the slate of live streams will be “La Cenerentola,” “Ariodante,” “Otello,” the four installments of “Der Rings des Nibelungen,” “Turandot,” “Andrea Chénier,” “Simon Boccanegra,” “Capriccio,” “La Traviata,” “Rigoletto,” “Der Freischütz,” “Lohengrin,” and “Falstaff.”


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