An ever-expanding list of dance, music, and opera available through streaming.

Please send me more ideas through the comments

Theatres/groups that are streaming dance and opera and concerts (this list will be updated as I hear of more):

On Good Friday (April 10), beginning at 9am EST (3pm in Leipzig), the Leipzig Bach Festival will live-stream  St. John’s Passion from Bach’s Leipzig church, St. Nicholas. Five singers will be in the church, plus Iartists and choirs who had been due to perform at the 2020 festival, who will be participating via video link. Sheet music will be made available by Carus-Verlag, for anyone who wants to sing along. This is a very beautiful thing indeed. The stream will be available on the festival’s Facebook page,

Mor info here:

The Paris Opera is posting some performances at this site, including a Robbins evening on April 13. (Note that the Giselle and Indes Galantes streams are not available in the US.)

A lot of Italian content, from La Scala and elsewhere, is available on

From La Scala

Various Italian dance companies

Stuttgart Ballet is broadcasting Kenneth Macmillan’s Mayerling, for 24 hours from April 11th, 18.00 CET (noon Eastern Time) to April 12th, 18.00 CET on Stuttgart Ballet’s Youtube Chanel. It’s  a rare opportunity to see this ballet, which is not widely performed.

The cast : Friedemann Vogel (Rudolf), Elisa Badenes (Mary), Miriam Kacerova (Elisabeth), Alicia Amatriain (Larisch), Diana Ionescu (Stephanie), Anna Osadcenko (Mizzi), Marcia Haydée (Sophie) and Egon Madsen (Franz Josef).

Alvin Ailey will begin streaming on an “Ailey All Access” page. On April 16, they will broadcast Rennie Harris’s excellent “Lazarus.”

The Bolshoi (opera and ballet) will broadcast ballets and operas, including Boris Godunov on April 7:

Here you ca see the wonderful Brazilian hip-hop dance company Companhia Urbana de Dança perform “5 Passos pra não cair no Abismo” (five steps to avoid falling into the void) at the Teatro Municipal in Rio

This week, the Paul Taylor Dance Company is streaming a rare filming of Paul Taylor’s 1966 work From Sea to Shining Sea, filmed in 2014, on th occasion of the company’s 60th anniversary.

The company is also streaming a behind-the-scenes video of Taylor alumni gathering to discuss and rehearse the work

“Dancemaker,” an excellent documentary on Paul Taylor, is also available

Dancemaker (1998)

Also here:

The excellent Perm Opera and Ballet is broadcasting concerts, opera, and ballet, including Eugene Onegin (tomorrow, April 3), Jerome Robbins’ The Seasons and The Concert (April 8), and Prince Igor, April 11.

The Royal Danish Ballet is now also offering performances of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

Lincoln Center is offering a whole slew of performances, including chamber music, an evening of flamenco with Soledad Barrio, and Copland’s Appalachian spring

On Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm, the Martha Graham Dance Company will be broadcasting archival footage on its YouTube channel

Performances from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia are here:

More dance, from The Dance Center at Columbia College in Chicago

The Mariinsky is broadcasting symphonic music, opera, and ballet here

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering several of its concerts online, including a 1967 concert of excerpts of the Götterdämmerung (more Wagner!) here:

The Teatro La Fenice is broadcasting productions on its YouTube channel. Right now, they have Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso and Rossini’s Semiramide, among other things on there.

The Teatro Regio in Turin is broadcasting operas on its YouTube channel, including Carmen, Nabucco, and Un Italiana in Algeri

Ballet Flanders is streaming Benjamin Millepied’s Bach Studies (haven’t seen it, can’t vouch for it):

The Royal Danish Ballet is currently streaming August Bournonville’s Napoli, in Nikolaj Hübbe’s version, updated to the 1950’s. Featuring a spectacular Alban Lendorf. (Soon they will add Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Advantures in Wonderland to their offerings.)

The Metropolitan Opera is offering nightly opera streams. This is Wagner week. (I’ll skip that, thank you very much.) But next week it’s Barber of Seville on March 31 and Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles on April 3.

The Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo (wonderful dancers) is streaming its shows

New York Live Arts is streaming works by Bill T. Jones and others on its YouTube page

The Teatro Regio di Parma is streaming its Verdi Festival. April 1, Macbeth, with its excellent demonstration of hand-washing.

The Merce Cunningham Trust is streaming all three Night of 100 Solos performances (NY, LA, London) here

…as well as full videos of 13 Cunningham dances, including Summerspace, Beach Birds, and BIPED here

The Royal Opera House is streaming shows through April 17 (so far), including Cosi Fan Tutte on April 10, Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis on April 17, and Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale through its YouTube Page

NYTB, formerly known as New York Theatre Ballet, is streaming works by Antony Tudor

Soirée Musicale

The pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet

Jardin aux Lilas

Dark Elegies

Béjart Ballet Lausanne is streaming Béjart’s Magic Flute and other ballets

Teatro Comunale di Bologna is streaming both opera and ballet on its YouTube channel. March 29: Swan Lake:

The Dutch National Opera and Ballet have set up an online portal on which they are currently streaming classes by Ernst Meisner and a world premiere opera (Ritratto) by Willem Jeths. Sunday they will offer The Magic Flute, and on Saturday April 4, Alexei Ratmansky’s “Don Quixote“. More operas and ballets coming soon.

The Teatro Massimo in Palermo offers opera via this link:

The Teatro San Carlo in Naples offers both opera and ballet through its Facebook page:

Only available in Europe:

Paris Opéra Ballet is streaming Giselle (a very beautiful production, too) and will stream more productions as well. (Sorry, I can only find the link for the Giselle at the moment. Does anyone else have the link for the others?)

Dance Films

Alla Kovgan’s stunning “Cunningham” film is now available for streaming


Ballet Classes with Sam Black of Mark Morris Dance Group

Tiler Peck of New York City Ballet offers a daily class at 1pm EST on Instagram


Streaming ballet classes from Ballet Academy East (the studio in NY I normally go to)

Ballet classes with Tamara Rojo of English National Ballet:


Companies or groups I’m less or not at all familiar with:

Michelle Brangwen Dance Ensemble








The Season Rolls On…

Ratmansky’s “Odessa” is back at NYCB for just a few performances. I wasn’t allowed to review it last season because I’d watched a couple of rehearsals (company policy). So I was glad to revisit the ballet—which caused some controversy—and get to think about it again.

Sterling Hyltin and Joaquin de Luz, Odessa. Photo by Paul Kolnik

New York City Ballet held a gala evening with premieres of dances by young choreogarphers. I particularly enjoyed Justin Peck’s new “Pulcinella Variations,” his first stab at a real “classical” ballet. My review is here.

Sara Mearns and Jared Angle in Justin Peck’s Pulcinella Variations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

I got to watch Julio Bocca and Alessandra as they coached a group of students of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis school in a scene from Kenneth MacMillan’s “Romeo and Juliet,” a ballet they danced together countless times. I wrote about it for the New Yorker Culture Blog.

Teen-age dance students at a ballet workshop led by the former stars Julio Bocca and Alessandra Ferri, in New York City.


‘Tis the Season

Dance season arrived last week with a vengeance. Suddenly there is just too much to see, too much to choose from! Here are a few of the things I’ve caught around town:

  1. Twyla Tharp at the Joyce
Sara Rudner and Rose Marie Wright in The Raggedy Dances at ANTA Theatre (1972). © William Pierce



Here’s my review.

2.Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis’s “A Love Supreme,” at New York Live Arts

Rosas in A Love Supreme. Photo by Maria Baranova.

Here’s my review.

3. The New York City Ballet fall gala, with works by Troy Schumacher, Gianna Reisen, Lauren Lovette and Justin Peck

Indiana Woodward in Justin Peck’s Pulcinella Variations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Here’s my review. 

This is a portrait of Breanna O’Mara (by Claudia Kempf) of Breanna O’Mara, part of a new generation of dancers who are beginning to fill the ranks at Tantzheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. A full 15 of the 36 dancer joined after Pina’s death. This week, the company is coming to BAM to perform Café Müller and The Rite of Spring. (O’Mara will dance Pina’s role in Café Müller 9/19-20.) For the Times, I spoke with O’Mara, the legendary Nazareth Panadero, and Tsai-Chin Yu about what it’s like to dance these works after Pina.

See link here.