Sono Artists' management in Vienna, Austria, had came up with another delightful treat for opera fans this opera season: Free live streaming of opera performances from various Viennese theaters via Sonostream.tv platform. Below is the official press release.
Global audiences will soon be treated to free, full-length, world-class opera productions live from the home of classical music, the city of Vienna.
Sonostream.tv launches next week and is the first internet platform in Austria to offer live-stream opera and classical music free to global audiences. Sonostream.tv, founded by Samantha Farber, Managing Director of Vienna-based artist management company Sono Artists, has partnered with the Vienna Tourist Board and Theater an der Wien in the Vienna Chamber Opera (Kammeroper) to present the first in an ongoing series of live-streamed opera productions broadcast directly from prestigious Viennese venues and more intimate settings. “It’s fantastic and exciting to open the curtains and take opera in Vienna to the world. Opera has such a rich cultural and artistic history, and we’re taking advantage of new technology to allow people everywhere to participate as audience members,” said Samantha Farber.
The premiere of Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio at Vienna’s Kammeroper will be broadcast on Monday, 21 October at 7:30pm (GMT+2). The production features an exciting cast: the newly founded young ensemble (JET) of Theater an der Wien, an international cast of singers including Lithuanian bassbaritone Igor Bakan, American tenor Andrew Owens, Australian baritone Ben Connor, and Italian soprano Anna Maria Sarra and mezzosoprano Gaia Petrone. The production is conducted and directed by up-and coming young talents Konstantin Chudovsky and Jacopo Spirei. “Many people think of opera as a rarefied and slightly exclusive art form,” said sono artist Igor Bakan, who is performing the role of Tobia Mill in the Kammeroper production. “Sonostream.tv will allow both avid fans and newcomers to experience the thrill of live opera, and I’m really excited about it.”
Audiences can watch the premiere of Rossinis’s La cambiale di matrimonio on www.sonostream.tv on 21 October at 7:30pm (GMT+2).
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