Please read the ILR Board’s plans for this summer – click here.

Has cabin fever set in? Tired of doing crossword and other puzzles? Running out of books to read? Why not just sit back, relax, and listen to (and watch) some wonderful music. The Metropolitan Opera has provided the opportunity for you to do that by streaming some of its performances for free. To find out what is being streamed and when, click here.

 Here are other opportunities to watch free online operas and opera-related content. There may be a limited schedule and/or offerings, so experiment….stretch! 

YouTube <youtube.com>click on ‘opera’; both full length operas and a wide variety of arias sung by international stars. A great YouTube subset is OperaVision <operavision.eu/en>, which furnishes many current and past productions of mainstream European houses, both full length performances and enlightening introductions/extracts/solo turns for the pieces by the people involved. You can get OperaVision updates often in your YouTube inbox if you don’t want to watch the whole video.

<operabobb.com/streaming-opera-is-so-easy> ; a service that provides quick access to various opera streaming sites.

<operatoday,com> Accentus Music/Opera Today; offers abundant information about operas and the opera world.