STAATSOPER.TV
The streaming platform of the Bayerische Staatsoper

With STAATSOPER.TV, the Bayerische Staatsoper offers viewers around the world selected opera and ballet performances as well as concert recordings of the Bavarian State Orchestra live or streamed as video-on-demand.

Music videos, documentaries, interviews, current releases of the in-house label Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings (BSOrec), podcasts and exclusive looks behind the scenes of one of the most successful opera houses in the world complete the offer. This means that opera and music enthusiasts from all over the world will once again be able to watch performances from Munich in full length on the Internet this season - in the highest HD quality, of course.

Dido and Aeneas ... Erwartung 

OBSERVATIONS - BEHIND THE SCENES

No lovers left alive. Why? Because one can die of love. In the ancient drama Dido wants to kill herself from lovesickness, the woman in Erwartung by Schönberg in turn kills her lover. Is that really true? Unclear. By searching the answer, director Krzysztof Warlikowski sends the audience on a cinematic trip. And conductor Andrew Manze also embarks on a journey through the epochs. How do Baroque and Schönberg get along? And how can you transform an orchestra in under 10 minutes? And what does break dancing have to do with it? At least that's what the look behind the scenes tries to answer.

 

INTERLUDE DANCE VARATION

Here you can find an exclusive video of the interlude of Dido and Aeneas ... Erwartung. The dancers of the Opera Ballet of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Aaron Amoatey, Ahta Yaw Ea, Amie Georgsson, Moe Gotoda, João da Graca Santiago, Serhat Perhat and The Thien Nguyen dance to the composition by Paweł Mykietyn through the state rooms of the Bayerische Staatsoper.

 

PODCASTS

#12 HOW TO OPER

The podcast for newcomers and the curious. Linda Becker and Kathi Röb both have a lot of podcast and radio experience. Linda plays the violin, bass and drums herself - all without reading music. Her big dream was to sit in the orchestra pit one day. Kathi used to sing in the choir, played the trumpet and has a lot of contact with the classical music scene through her work at the young magazine of BR-KLASSIK. Together with you, they discover opera. 

In the current episode, Kathi Roeb and Linda Becker talk about the baroque opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and the expressionist monodrama Erwartung by Arnold Schönberg. The evening of music theater is built from both pieces. They are linked with an electronic interlude composed by Paweł Mykietyn. Kathi talks to the dramaturge Katharina Ortmann about Dido's psychological borderline experiences, which is the connection to the piece Erwartung. In both plays, love, loneliness and psychological fragility meet. She also talks to dancer Aaron Amoatey about the influence ballet and the opera stage have on his dance style.

>>> HOW TO OPER  to DIDO AND AENEAS ... ERWARTUNG on Spotify
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PODCAST

#13 AUDIOFEATURE

Right off the bat, the complexity of a full-length opera naturally doesn't fit into a 15-minute audio feature. But the desire to spend the evening at the opera might. Music journalist Holger Noltze, Professor of Music and Media at the TU Dortmund University, creates a tailor-made audio series for the premieres of the Bavarian State Opera.

At the edge of a forest, a woman named Dido inhabits a house that does not belong to her. She is a refugee. Nothing is known about her except that she comes from far away. Her behavior, her recurring references to very old stories, her fears suggest a psychological fragility. Past and present, reality and fantasy are so intermingled in her that one does not know whether the mysterious figures and evil spirits that appear at times inhabit the forest or her mind. Dido feels a mad, exclusive love for a man who is also a fugitive, Aeneas. - Polish director Krzysztof Warlikowski combines Henry Purcell's short opera Dido and Aeneas (1689) about the abandoned Dido's desire to die with Arnold Schoenberg's explosive monodrama Erwartung (1909) to create an operatic psychodrama spanning two hundred years of musical history.

>>> AUDIOFEATURE  to DIDO AND AENEAS ... ERWARTUNG on Spotify
>>> AUDIOFEATURE to DIDO AND AENEAS ... ERWARTUNG on Apple Podcast
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>>> AUDIOFEATURE to DIDO AND AENEAS ... ERWARTUNG on Amazon Music

More Livestream Dates

KRIEG UND FRIEDEN 
Sergei Prokofiev
Musical direction: Vladimir Jurowski
RADIO AND VIDEO LIVESTREAM
Sunday, 05.03.2023, 17.00 (premiere) National Theatre
TO THE LIVESTREAM 

About STAATSOPER.TV 

With STAATSOPER.TV, the Bavarian State Opera is offering audiences around the world selected performances as free live streams on the Internet for the ninth season. From four to six cameras in the National Theater, the performances are broadcast around the world at www.staatsoper.tv. Up to 40 microphones in the orchestra pit and on stage provide first-class sound quality. The video image will also be produced in high definition (full HD) this season. The stream will be offered in HD resolution with increased bandwidth to provide even better picture quality. All streams (without subtitles, as well as with German or English subtitles) will be offered in three different transmission qualities (Low, High, HD). Viewers can freely choose between these three qualities and adapt the transmission to their individually available Internet connection.

 

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