Livestream

All around the world!
Whether you are in the bathtub, on your sofa or at your kitchen table – you can experience some of our premieres of from there. We broadcast directly to your home from five cameras. During the broadcast, a film director switches between the cameras in real time in order to give you the best view of what is happening on stage. During the intermission directors, singers or conductors share interesting things about their production with you. Much more than 100.000 people in 100 countries have seen our production so far, from Russia to Rarotonga. What about you?

Current streaming ...

You can watch the live-stream of our premiere Pelléas et Mélisande here until 15th of april 2018!
You can watch the live-stream of our premiere Pelléas et Mélisande here until 15th of april 2018!

Upcoming streaming-events

Blaubart
Saturday, 17th march 2018, 7 p.m.

Semele
Saturday, 12th may 2018, 7:30 p.m.

FAQs

What is a livestream?

A livestream is the online broadcast of a show in real time and it can be viewed worldwide. The broadcast is not saved and can only be viewed at the actual time of performance. If you switch the stream on after the starting time, you will see what is happening on stage at that exact time. 

What do I see?

Komische Oper Berlin broadcasts directly to your living room from five cameras. During the broadcast, a film director switches between the cameras in real time in order to give you the best view of what is happening on stage.  

What happens over the course of the programme?

Viewers at home can switch the stream on just before the start of the show and watch the auditorium slowly fill up. There will then be an introduction by Barrie Kosky, theatre manager and chief director of Komische Oper Berlin. During the show’s intermission, you will be entertained by backstage videos about the production and the programme of the Komische Oper Berlin.

Technical requirements 

A stable broadband connection is an essential requirement for viewing a livestream online. During the broadcast, you should not have any downloads running or perform any other actions that may weaken your internet connection or decrease your RAM.  

We broadcast the stream with different image qualities available, which are automatically synchronised to your internet connection at home. 

If you are using a wireless connection, we recommend that you position your device close to the router to ensure that that the connection is not interrupted due to a weakened signal. 

Adobe Flash Player

In order to view the stream on your web browser, you will need the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, which you also need to view video contents on other websites. Adobe Flash Player is constantly updated and provides technical improvements and safety advantages compared with older versions. You can download the current version of Adobe Flash Player here for free.

Are there different technical requirements for mobile iOS devices? 

In order to view our stream on mobile iOS devices (iPad/iPhone), you do not need Adobe Flash Player. We automatically broadcast a livestream adapted to these devices. However, in some cases, an older version of the iOS operating system may hinder the perfect reproduction of the stream. Please make sure that you have installed the latest version of iOS on your device. 
 

The Opera Platform

Some livestreams are realised in collaboration with The Opera Platform. The Opera Platform is the online destination for the promotion and enjoyment of opera. It is designed to appeal equally to those who already love opera and to those who may be tempted to try it for the first time.
The Opera Platform offers a range of content from the most popular titles to the most innovative:
- an average of one showcase complete opera per month from one of 15 partner theatres
- each showcase opera subtitled in 6 languages and available to enjoy for free for a period of 6 months on demand
- tantalising highlights from productions throughout Europe
- curated documentary material setting operas and opera houses within a wider cultural context
- a rich archive bringing history to life for today’s audiences
The Opera Platform is a partnership between Opera Europa, representing 155 opera companies and festivals; the cultural broadcasting channel ARTE; and 15 theatres from across Europe. It is supported by the EC’s Creative Europe programme. It welcomes contributions from all those committed to sharing opera with a wider public.
Watching from the #Cook­Islands #Rarotonga!!! Great way to bring Opera culture to the other side of the globe. Dankeschoen, Meitaki, Merci #OperaInParadise
Lucile Meier via Facebook