Did you know that OperaVision live streams from European opera houses? Supported by Creative Europe programme, OperaVision builds on the success of The Opera Platform, with more contributing opera companies from more countries, under the editorial supervision of Opera Europa, the European association of opera companies and festivals.
OperaVision allows you to watch live streams as the operas themselves unfold in the opera house. View your favourite performances, subtitled, on demand. Learn about the art form and specific productions by browsing our richly populated digital library, stories, and articles. Discover resources for young audiences and for artistic career development. In English, French, and German, thoughtfully curated, and free to browse and explore.
In Ireland, Wexford Festival Opera is a contributor to the platform. Their 2014 staging of Kevin Puts's Silent Night is featured by OperaVision. Silent Night, Kevin Puts’s first opera, tells the stories of French, German and Scottish soldiers in the First World War, and who rediscover their humanity as they lay down their weapons and sing messages of peace.
Kevin Puts, from St Louis, Missouri, is regarded as one of the most important composers of his generation. Commissioned by Minnesota Opera, Silent Night was first performed in 2011 to great critical acclaim and in 2012 won Kevin Puts a Pulitzer Prize. The opera’s multilingual libretto by Mark Campbell was inspired by the 2005 film Joyeux Noël about the spontaneous Christmas truce between enemy combatants during the First World War.