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Opera: Recordings, Videos, & Streaming Resources

Recordings & Videos in the Library

Other Streaming Resources : Video

OperaVision is a free streaming service supported by the European Union's Creative Europe programme. Only a handful of titles are currently available, but the database is growing.

Streaming Resources : UK Libraries : Other Video

You can also find opera performances and documentaries in streaming resources that are not limited to music or opera. Some of the below databases only have a handful of titles, but you might find just what you're looking for!

Theatre In Video


Films on Demand  If you are working with younger children, check out their "Opera Easy" series.


kanopy The UK Libraries leases title by title. If you see a film you'd like to view, please send me a note Paula Hickner.

Streaming Resources : UK Libraries : Video :'
s library features over 2,000 programs of concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, and master classes. The New York Times calls it "the closest thing to a classical Netflix."

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Streaming Resources : UK Libraries : Video : Naxos Video Library

Naxos Video Library offers performances from the Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House, Spoleto Festival, Glyndebourne, and the Bayreuth Festival, among others.

Streaming Resources : UK Libraries : Video & Audio : Met Opera on Demand

Met Opera on Demand
includes more than 100 previously broadcast Live in HD performances, over 80 previously broadcast televisions performances, and over 450 radio broadcasts dating back to 1935.

Click here for a list of available performances and broadcasts.

Streaming Resources : UK Libraries : Audio : Classical Music Library

Classical Music Library
includes all major genres from medieval to contemporary periods. Currently the site has over 75,000 albums with more than 1.2 million tracks.

ProQuest, the parent company of Classical Music Library, has created a Classical Music Library Guide that describes the database and gives tips on searching and how to create playlists.

Streaming Resources : UK Libraries: Audio : DRAM

Database of Recorded American Music or DRAM, is an audio streaming service with complete liner notes and essays. Focus is on American composers and features the following labels: New World Composers' Recordings (CRI; complete catalog), Albany Records, Cedille records, Deep Listening, Frog Peak Music, Mode Records, and others.

Streaming Resources : UK Libraries : Audio : Naxos Music Library

Naxos Music Library offers streaming access to more than 141,480 CDs with more than 2,190,800 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

Naxos Music Library has over 700 opera libretti and synopses.