Opera on Video complete overview of operas

Opera on Video complete overview of operas

A website for the opera enthusiast and for opera professionals

Zürich, Switzerland, December 1;

Opera on Video  launched a new website with a complete overview of opera recorded on video. Each recording is shown with an excerpt to watch and extensive information about the performance (venue, opera company, singers, orchestra, stage director and designer and much more) and the recording. If a recording is commercially or publicly available on DVD/BD, streaming or download information and a link is provided too.

 

Opera on video

has now published over 4500 opera recordings. New recordings will be added when these become available. Several hundred additional recordings by lesser composers will be added in the near future.

 

Opera on video

provides a list and direct links for over 1000 popular opera singers. A single click displays a complete list of all opera recordings the singer appeared in. The same feature is provided for all major composers and for individual operas.

A powerful search facility allows for searches such as:

  • opera recordings staged by Robert Carsen
  • opera recordings at the Met which feature Anna Netrebko
  • opera recordings for which the costumes were designed by Nicky Gillibrand
  • opera recordings in which Ryan Speedo Green sang Opera professionals will appreciate these

Opera on Video

provides additional features for the opera fan: My Favourites saves personal favourite recordings. Opera enthusiasts can comment und discuss individual recordings with other fans.

 

Some interesting numbers and facts:

The composer with the most recordings is Verdi (800+ recordings) almost double of runner-ups Puccini and Mozart. The most recorded singer is Placido Domingo with over 100 recordings.

The operas recorded most are La Traviata (118) and Tosca (118) followed by Don Giovanni (101) and La Boheme (90).

 

Opera on Video

aims to include all professional and semiprofessional recordings of full operas on video such as DVD/BD/VHS, streaming and broadcast. Excluded are amateur or school performances of poor standard and partial recordings. Although we include for example the Callas Tosca 2nd Act due to historical and artistic consideration.

The majority of the video previews (excerpts) on Opera on Video are videos publicly available on YouTube. Opera on Video respects copyright laws and does not refer to any illegal videos.

 

Opera on Video

is a private noncommercial initiative. Publishing and editing is done in Zurich, Switzerland; the web service is located in the USA.

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