Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Venera Gimadieva Stars in ‘I Puritani’

By David Salazar

The Vienna State Opera’s live streaming series continues on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 with a performance of Bellini’s final opera “I Puritani.”

The opera will feature a production by director John Dew under the musical leadership of Evelino Pidò. The cast will showcase Jongmin Park, Dmitry Korchak, Adam Plachetka, and Venera Gimadieva, who was OperaWire’s Artist of the Week between Jan. 1 and 7.

The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time and is slated to run until around 10 p.m. That’s around 1 p.m. EDT and 10 a.m. PST for the start time. This will be the final performance for this production, which kicked off on Jan. 4, 2017.

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 “Don Giovanni,” “Carmen,” “L’Elisir d’Amore,” “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.”