“It is not eight o’clock, and a Wagner night at Covent Garden!”: Opera from Your Couch

Illustration by Sidney Paget, 1891, for “The Red-Headed League”

For those who enjoy opera—even when it doesn’t feature the famous contralto Miss Irene Adler—the Metropolitan Opera in NY is streaming a different performance from their Live in HD series each night, providing one more way to enjoy cultural experiences while confined to your home.

Selected upcoming performances:

  • March 29: Wagner’s Tännhauser (Holmes loved Wagner, per REDC)
  • March 31: Rossini’s The Barber of Seville
  • April 1: John Adams’s Nixon in China
  • April 4: Verdi’s Macbeth

Check the full schedule and available supplementary material at the Met’s site.

Streams can be watched on their website or via the Met app for Apple, Amazon, and Roku devices and Samsung Smart TVs. Each performance will be available for 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 6:30 p.m. the following day. Full details on accessing the broadcasts can be found on the website.

Thanks are due again to JeanMarie Zubia!