New online TV for opera fans

Jörn Krieger | 12-10-2012

Good news for lovers of classical music:, a new online platform from Austria, wants to provide national and international opera productions to a worldwide audience as live-streams through the internet.

The free-of-charge offering operated by Vienna-based agency Sono Artists Consulting will launch early next week. The line-up will comprise live transmissions from various concert venues in Vienna - both from large stages as well as small and less known locations. Support is provided by Vienna's tourism organisation Wien Tourismus.

The first highlight will be the debut of the rarely played Rossini opera "La cambiale di matrimonio" of Theater an der Wien in the Kammeroper on 21 Oktober 2012. The live transmission will commence at 19.30 CET.

"Many people see opera as an exclusive form of art restricted to a few people. Through,opera will become accessible to interested people around the world free-of-charge and I'm very happy about that," said Igor Bakan who performs the role of Tobia Mill in the play.