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With concert halls and theatres closed, arts companies around Australia and the world are finding innovative ways to reach their audiences, whether it’s streaming live concerts and events, creating new videos and recordings or digging into the archives. At Limelight we’ve brought these together to create a one-stop shop for your arts needs. 

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In Your Living Room

In Your Living Room

In Your Living Room is the newest column from Limelight, updated weekdays with our writers’ selections of highlights and critical insights. We will cover Classical Music each Monday, Theatre/Musical Theatre on Tuesday, Dance on Wednesday, Visual Arts on Thursday, and both Opera and Film/Television on Friday.

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Australian Events

Music

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Head online for the Michael Aquilina Chamber Music Festival on 30-31 May, then return for a month of Saturday Galas and weekday chamber music concerts throughout June.

4 June, 7pm | Syzygy Ensemble Presenting the works of two Australian masters (Broadstock and Abbott) and their respective protégés (Sdraulig and Martin) for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
5 June, 7pm | Musicians of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra The ensemble come together to perform Dvořák’s G Major String Quintet for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall. 
5 June, 8:30pm | Ensemble Françaix Experience the works of Poulenc and Granger, plus those of the lesser known romantics, Henri Brod and Carl Friedemann, on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
6 June, 7pm | QPAC Queensland Performing Arts Centre will celebrate Queensland Day by welcoming artists back to the Concert Hall stage for the first time in nearly three months.
6 June, 7:30pm | The Aquilina Gala Series – Gala 1 Violinists Dale Barltrop, Sophie Rowell, and Tair Khisambeev are joined by cellist Michelle Wood, pianist Stefan Cassomenos, and the Quartsz Quartet to perform a program of Haydn, Bach, and Beethoven for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
6 June, 8pm | JazzNOW: Wired, one of Sydney’s most celebrated jazz and soul singers, Virna Sanzone joins forces with National Jazz Award winning bassist Phil Stack.
10 June, 8:30pm | Eleanor Lyons and Vatche Jambazian Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Gliere and Australia’s own Elena Kats-Chernin for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
12 June, 6pm | 84 Pianos – Global Pandemic Edition Originally created for all the pianos at the Queensland Conservatorium, the Global Pandemic Edition has gone even bigger, featuring over 100 pianists performing live in their own homes & studios all around Australia and the world.
13 June, 7:30pm | The Aquilina Gala Series – Gala 2 A mini orchestral program featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 12, Weber’s Quintet for clarinet and strings, and Beethoven’s Septet for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
20 June, 7:30pm | The Aquilina Gala Series – Gala 3 Tune in for Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto and Schubert’s String Quintet in C for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
20 June, 8pm | JazzNOW: Wired Composer, Freedman Fellow and Artistic Director of The Three Seas, Matt Keegan creates a dynamic performance sampler) to inspire melodic and rhythmic improvised dialogue between saxophone and drums. 
27 June, 7:30pm | The Aquilina Gala Series – Gala 4 The series concludes with a celebration of Mozart as part of Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
28 June, 5pm | Australian Chamber Choir In this program for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall, the ACC 8 takes you on a virtual tour through memorable choral works from famous European cities.
4 July, 8pm | JazzNOW: Wired, A unique emerging Australian jazz voice, Delay 45 move seamlessly between structure and spontaneity to create an immersive listening experience.
26 July, 5pm | Australian Chamber Choir A program of composers for Melbourne Digital Concert Hall who would have experienced the influenza epidemics of 1510, 1557 or 1580: Palestrina, Monteverdi, Victoria, Lassus, Gabrieli.

Theatre and Dance

5 June | Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Symphony Orchestra The first episode of a series responding to the impact of isolation and distancing.
7 June, 5pm | Riverside Theatres Join The Wharf Revue’s Jonathan Biggins and Phil Scott as they give a veritable masterclass in cabaret. Available on YouTube
11 June, 7:30pm | Bell Shakespeare Watch the award-winning documentary Kings of Baxter, followed by an exclusive live Q&A with the film’s director and stars.
12 June | Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Symphony Orchestra The second episode of a series responding to the impact of isolation and distancing.
17 June, 7pm | Malthouse Theatre Watch the second instalment of  The Lockdown Monologues, a three-part series of live online performances capturing the experiences of people living through the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.
19 June | Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Symphony Orchestra The third episode of a series responding to the impact of isolation and distancing.
26 June | Sydney Dance Company and Sydney Symphony Orchestra The fourth episode of a series responding to the impact of isolation and distancing.
28 June, 7:30pm | Bernadette Robinson Musical theatre star performs her solo piece, The Show Goes On, for MEMO Musical Hall.
3 July, 7pm | | Malthouse Theatre Catch the final instalment of The Lockdown Monologues, a three-part series of live online performances capturing the experiences of people living through the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.

Literary

4 June, 8 pm | Unorthodox – Stories of Escape, presented by Festival of Jewish Arts and Music.  In a special one-off live panel event, Deborah Feldman (Unorthodox), Abby Stein (Becoming Eve) and Dassi Erlich will be in conversation with author and podcaster John Safran. 
11 June, 6:15pm | The Wheeler Centre Join Vidya Rajan and Alistair Baldwin as they discuss what the shut down of live events meant for comedians and artists, and what are the great and regrettable comedic experiments this pandemic has spawned? 
2 July, 6.15pm | Kate Grenville: A Room Made of Leaves Presented by the Wheeler Centre. In this online conversation, Grenville will talk about the book, her writing and her career.

International Events

Music

5 June, 10pm | Semperoper Dresden Weber’s Der Freischütz
6 June, 3am | Wiener Staatsoper Beethoven’s Leonore
6 June, 3am | OperaVision Watch this production of Bernstein’s Candide from the 2018 Grange Festival.
6 June, 9:30am | Metropolitan Opera Adès’ The Exterminating Angel
6 June, 10am | Lincoln Center Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel with the New York Philharmonic.
6 June, 4pm | Royal Opera House Puccini’s Il Trittico. Available until June 29
7 June, 9:30am | Metropolitan Opera Verdi’s Otello
8 June, 9:30am | Metropolitan Opera Massenet’s Thaïs
12 June, 9:30pm | Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra Beethoven’s Symphony No 5 and 7.
15 June, 5am | Bang on a Can Experience six hours of live music with 25 live performances from musicians from around the USA, Canada, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Scotland, Italy, Ireland, and Japan, plus 10 world premieres of newly commissioned works.

Theatre and Dance

5 June, 4am | National Theatre at Home Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston. Available until June 12.
7 June, 10am | Dance Theatre of Harlem Watch the full-length version of Creolo Giselle on DTH’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
14 June, 10am | Dance Theatre of Harlem Watch the full-length ballet Vessels by choreographer Darell Grand Moultrie, live on DTH’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
17 June, 4am | Shakespeare’s Globe Watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream, available until June 28.
21 June, 10am | Dance Theatre of Harlem Watch the full-length ballet Return by choreographer Robert Garland, live on DTH’s DTH’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
28 June, 10am | Dance Theatre of Harlem Watch the full-length ballet Balamouk by choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, live on DTH’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
12 July, 10am | Dance Theatre of Harlem Watch DTH’s performance at the Guggenheim on its YouTube and Facebook channels, featuring Tones II, choreography by Arthur Mitchell and Nyman String Quartet #2, choreography by Robert Garland.
18 July, 10am | Dance Theatre of Harlem Watch the full length ballet, Coming Together by choreographer Nacho Duato, on DTH’s YouTube and Facebook channels.
26 July, 10am | Dance Theatre of Harlem
Watch the full length ballet Dougla by choreographer Geoffrey Holder, on DTH’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

Still available to watch online

Still available

Music

ABC iview Watch performances by Sydney Philharmonia Choirs (Handel’s Messiah), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending), French ensemble Nevermind (Telemann, Marais, Guillemain), Australian String Quartet, Australian Chamber Orchestra (Beethoven Five), West Australian Symphony Orchestra (An Alpine Symphony), Pinchgut Opera (Splendour of Venice), Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Tchaikovsky and Ravel), Australian World Orchestra with Sir Simmon Rattle, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven Seven).
Academy of Ancient Music Handel’s first smash-hit, staged by director Walter Sutcliffe and artistic director Michael Chance.
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Violinist Cameron Hill plays Bartók. Available until 10 June.
Arts Centre Melbourne
Big Night In with John Foreman
Australian Chamber
Orchestra Violinist Maja Savnik has created a quirky and stirring tribute to her Balkan heritage. Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and Principal Violin Satu Vänskä as they perform the music of JS Bach, Paganini and Leclair from their Manly home.
The Concourse Archival footage from the past seven years of the Live at Lunch concert series.
IDAGIO Live Get the latest episodes on YouTube.
Live with Carnegie Hall Catch up on this series online.
London Symphony Orchestra Hear four of the most beloved concertos by Mozart.
Musica Viva Performances by the Borodin Quartet, Joyce YangBenjamin Beilman and Andrew Tyson and Aura Go and Konstantin Shamray.
National Theatre at Home Watch James Graham’s This House, available until June 5.
OperaVision Nabucco from Teatro Regio Parma, Available until October 16. Il trovatore from the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing. Available until October 21. Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin from the Komische Oper Berlin. Available until July 31.
Opera Philadelphia Philip Venables’ Denis & Katya.
Pinchgut Opera A live recording of the program Splendour of Venice.
Recitals Australia Pianist James Huon George performs Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Schoenberg. Pianist Simón Pazos Quintana performs Bach, Mozart, Schumann, and Mompou. Pianist Alexander Hanysz and violist Aiden Sullivan play Brahms, Paganini and Walton.
The Royal Opera House Così fan tutte. Gloriana.
River City Voices Access the archival recording of its sold-out December 2019 Parramatta performance of Handel’s Messiah
Selby & Friends Revisit Lets Get Personal, which sees Umberto Clerici, Andrew Haveron and Kathryn Selby perform Mozart’s Piano Trio No 3, Beethoven’s Piano Trio No 1, and Dvořák’s Piano Trio No 4.
Sydney Chamber Opera Presenting the premiere of four new  works created by Australian female composers Peggy Polias, Josephine Macken, Georgia Scott and Bree van Reyk.
Sydney Opera House The Australian premiere of an orchestral reimagining of Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2018, featuring Richard Tognetti and Erin Helyard and Bangarra’s Terrain.
Sydney Theatre Company Streaming live from their homes, the cast and crew of No Pay? No Way! will reunite to perform a full reading of Marieke Hardy’s adaptation of Dario Fo’s political farce. Available until June 4.

Literary

Malcolm Turnbull in Conversation with Annabel Crabb Presented by Sydney Writers Festival.

Theatre and Dance

ABC iview In Theatre, catch Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre’s production of Michael Gow’s Away, and The Dapto Chaser, Griffin’s Emerald City and Ensemble Theatre’s Liberty Equality Fraternity. In Dance, watch Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Ochres, The Australian Ballet’s Spartacus, La SylphideSleeping Beauty, and Romeo and Juliet, and Warumuk – In the Dark Night, a collaboration between Bangarra and TAB.
Broadway.com Legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim will be toasted with an all-star birthday concert, streaming live on YouTube. Available to view after broadcast date.
The Royal Ballet The Winter’s TaleThe MetamorphosisAnastasia
Soho Theatre on Demand Watch the hilarious, one-woman show that inspired the hit BBC TV series, Fleabag. Available until 31 May.
Shakespeare’s Globe Watch The Merry Wives of Windsor, available until June 14.
Sydney Opera House The Great Illusionist is an award-winning production perfect for the whole family, drawing inspiration from incredible illusionists and magicians like Ricky Jay, Penn & Teller and Chung Ling Soo.

Organisation Listings

Organisation Listings

Australian Companies

Music

3MBS Fine Music Melbourne | Listen live online or revist the station’s past Marathon events on YouTube
ABC Classic | Tune in to Lunchtime Concert at 1pm every day to hear full concerts, as well as highlights in Classic Breakfast and Drive
ABC iview Take a premium seat in Australia’s best theatres and concert halls
Adelaide Cabaret Festival A curated collection of bite-sized clips from artists who were set to feature in the 2020 program, debuting from June 5 on its Facebook page.
Arts Centre Melbourne | Presenting Together With You, a series of free performance broadcasts, family activities, interviews, podcasts and long-form articles, as well as Arts Centre Melbourne’s Big Night In, where John Foreman and the Aussie Pops Orchestra catches up with different stars of the entertainment industry each week from their homes about their career highlights and favourite showbiz stories.
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra | An innovative Virtual Concert Hall of mini-online recitals.
Australian Art Music | Listen to Cameron Lam’s weekly-updated playlist on Spotify, or click here to listen to all previously included tracks.
Australia Chamber Choir | Watch and listen to a selection of recorded content, which will be updated regularly.
Australian Chamber OrchestraJoin the ACO for an immersive Digital Season featuring new recordings, live streamed performances, access to archival and never-released footage, specially curated playlists, in-depth interviews and more.
Australian Haydn Ensemble | A blog exploring 100 beautiful Haydn works, designed to explore, inform and uplift spirits, updated weekdays at 12pm.
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra | Watch the latest videos added to the LIVE and  and Voyage of Musical Discovery playlists on YouTube.
Australian Singing Competition | Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd. has established the inaugural [email protected] Competition for singers from around the world affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Entries open 20 April.
Australian String Quartet | The ASQ’s Australian Anthology project records and releases contemporary Australian works for string quartet. The recordings are released digitally, across major streaming platforms, ensuring new Australian stories are being told worldwide.

Camerata | Join Queensland’s chamber orchestra daily from 5pm for [email protected]
Canberra Symphony Orchestra | The CSO has commissioned 14 short, Australian solo works to be premiered online by CSO musicians as part of an Australian Miniseries. Experience this and a suite of other digital offerings on its website.
Cooped-Up Cabaret: Live Stream Variety Show | Cooped-Up Cabaret will feature a rotating list of talented performers.
Couch Choir | If you love singing then this could be the group for you can now join from your lounge room.
Ensemble Apex | The Sydney orchestra has gathered musicians from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth for some Beethoven.
Fine Music Sydney | Australia’s first FM radio station, broadcasting a mix of classical, jazz and contemporary music.
For the Kids | Experience the Sydney Opera House from your home with our range of digital content and hands on activities created especially to inspire young minds.
Melbourne Guitar FestivalA new live streaming every Saturday from 7pm, featuring 37 guitarists.

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

A digital concert hall run by Melbourne musicians. Concerts will be performed once, at set times as per traditional recitals, and will be professionally streamed. Tickets are sold online for the performance and all ticket money goes directly to the artists.

Musica Viva | Watch virtuoso pianist Garrick Ohlsson perform the Vivace from Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No 6, a recital Limelight critic Will Yeoman described as electrifying.
Omega Ensemble | Watch past performances from the ensemble online.
OA | TV Experience some of Opera Australia’s most beloved productions, access its invaluable archive of performances featuring Joan Sutherland, and watch Lyndon Terracini in conversation with artists.
Perth Symphony Orchestra | #BachintheBathroom is designed to inspire everyone to pick up their instruments, encourage connection through music and social distancing through practice. Simply take a video of yourself in the bathroom, playing your favourite Bach piece, and upload to Facebook with #BachintheBathroom and #Bachaday tag (@PerthSymphony).
Phoenix Central Park | A platform for the international exposure of extraordinary performing artists.
Pinchgut Opera | Pinchgut at Home presents weekly playlists, video messages and fortnightly podcast Baroque Banter, hosted by Erin Helyard.
Quarantine Cosi Every week a team of young artists will film and record their sections from Mozart’s opera Così fan tutte separately in flats and houses scattered across the world. These are then cut together to create a full scene from the opera to be released each week. 
Queensland Performing Arts Centre | Receive a QPAC at Home email every Friday with updates from the Brisbane venue. 
Queensland Symphony Orchestra | Stay tuned for more updates from the QSO.
Recitals Australia | Lunch Hour Series will be streamed starting 25 March.
River City Voices | On 3 May, 1:30pm RCV will share the archival recording of its sold-out December 2019 Parramatta performance of Handel’s Messiah.
Selby & Friends At Home | Provides access online to a range of live concert recordings from its archive, going back to 2003 via their YouTube Channel.
Simon Tedeschi | The Australian pianist presents a weekly isolation video series, packed with his tips and thoughts on piano playing. Available on Facebook and YouTube.
Sole Sessions was established to save Australia’s arts and the livelihoods of the artists.
Sound Gallery Sessions | Every Wednesday evening throughout April and May you can experience live concerts by acclaimed Australian musicians.
Sydney Sessions | Performances from Sydney’s music scene in exile. One new performance, every single day, until the crisis has passed.
Sydney Opera House | From Our House to Yours: The program will include full-length performances and talks, never-before-seen footage, podcasts, long-form articles and behind-the-scenes content. The weekly schedule will be announced every Tuesday.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra | Watch past performances from the SSO.
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra | Visit the TSO for Daily Dose – a clip, including excerpts from recent performances, interviews, show-and-tell demos, chamber music and tracks from our extensive recorded archive.
The Chamber Project Join a different line-up of musicians and composers each week for music and chat, featuring pianist Evan Streater, violinist Glenn Christensen, flautist Josh Batty, baritone David Greco, and pianist Vatche Jambazian. 
The Metropolitan Orchestra | The TMO will be sharing a selection of video recordings of their favourite concerts along with some specially created videos direct from musicians’ lounge rooms on the TMO Facebook and Instagram.
The University of Queensland School of Music | Presenting a series of world class live-streamed concerts and music based presentations from UQ’s Nickson Room on selected Fridays at 1-2pm AEST. 
Victorian Opera | Tune in every Wednesday night for new online and archival content, bringing the joy of opera direct to your home and nourishing your soul during coronavirus self-isolation.
West Australian Opera | Ghost Light Opera will celebrate Western Australian singers performing gorgeous arias spot lit on a darkened stage.
West Australian Symphony Orchestra | Each Friday in the Ensemble Editions, musicians of the orchestra are stepping into the spotlight to bring you music of charm, intimacy and drama from Debussy to Dvořák, Haydn to Hans Richter.

Industry Lectures Seminars

REMIX Academy | Over 500+ talks and 10 hours of free webinars. Aiming to support arts, culture and heritage organisations and creatives through these extremely challenging and unchartered times.
TEDxSydney | The four-hour stream includes highlights from our main events, talks, films, performances as well as interviews (live and via zoom) with some of our previous speakers.

Literary

Australian Writers’ Centre | Join AWC on Facebook for their  Creative Conversations series.
Cuplet Poetry Night | Cuplet is live streaming a featured poet each Thursday.
Emerging Writers Festival | From 16 – 23 June the festival will be delivered online. 
The Wheeler Centre |Will be livestreaming a series of events and panels.

Theatre and Dance

Adelaide Fringe | A free initiative for artists, created to present local and international talent to online audiences for a new artistic experience, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch, running 1-30 May.
The Australian Ballet
 | TAB’s At Home with Ballet TV digital season will beam our premium-quality productions right to your couch for free.
Australian National Theatre Live
| Each week, Australian Theatre Live will stream a play from one Australia’s renowned theatre companies and featuring some of our best-known writers, directors and actors.
Chapel Off Chapel | The Check in With Chapel series features Max Riebl, Thando, Bobby All and more.
Ensemble Theatre | Ensemble Conversations features interviews with actors and creatives, exclusive scene reads, interactive Q&A sessions and more.
Griffin Theatre Company | Giving you access to five brand new theatrical experiments via livestream, for free. 
Melbourne Theatre Company | Bringing you the joy, curiosity and entertainment of a trip to the theatre.
Shakespeare’s Age of Crowns Cycle | Circle in the Sand and the International Actors Ensemble, in association with the Alex Theatre (Melbourne), proudly present staged online readings of the eight plays of Shakespeare’s major history cycle.
Streamed Shakespeare | Every Sunday at 2pm, the Sydney-based group will livestream a staged reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays to the world.
Sydney Theatre Company | Watch In The Company of Actors, a behind-the-scenes documentary that takes you into the rehearsal room in the lead-up to the 2006 tour of STC’s production of Hedda Gabler to New York. 

Visual Arts

Art Gallery of New South Wales | A new online project that opens AGNSW to the world and welcomes in artists, performers, and audiences, featuring online exhibition From My Window containing works on paper by nine artists from New South Wales.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art Access its two-year lecture series, Defining Moments: Australian Exhibition Histories 1968–1999as illustrated video lectures.
Bendigo Art Gallery | Take a virtual tour of the exciting new exhibition, Bessie Davidson & Sally Smart: Two artists and the Parisian avant-garde.
Biennale of Sydney Online | The 22nd Biennale of Sydney has gone online, bringing the exhibition and programs to life through live content, virtual walkthroughs, podcasts, interactive Q&As, curated tours and artist takeovers.
Blacktown Arts | See incredible moments from Blacktown’s history immortalised in tile as part of Blacktown Arts’ first online exhibition.
Carriageworks | Cinopticon sparked by ideas of connectivity and isolation, Giselle Stanborough’s. work has a whole new meaning.  Look inside the immersive installation which has been brought online.
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre | CPAC has brought its exhibition Pulse of the Dragon online, with the launch of a virtual tour that allows viewers to experience the exhibition from the comfort of their own homes.
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair | The Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair is returning for its 14th year, reaching audiences from across the globe through a new digital format, taking place 6 – 14 August. 
Fremantle Arts Centre | Presenting visual art exhibitions from local, national and international artists. Take a virtual tour of their works.
Meeanjin Markets Digital | A curated artisan market showcasing authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, crafts and experiences.
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia | Your MCA offers free, online creative learning programs for a broad range of audiences to inspire and spark people’s own creativity.
National Portrait Gallery | Take part in a free online masterclass on the art of portraiture from April 28.
National Gallery of Victoria | Take an online tour of the NGV, with a variety of programs on offer, including Marking Time: Indigenous Art from the NGVJapanese Modernism, and She Persists. eBooks and activities for children are also available on its website. 
Sydney Living Museums | New online exhibition A Thousand Words presents 100 of the most compelling photographic images from the rich collections of Sydney Living Museums and NSW State Archives, taken between the 1880s and the 1980s.
White Rabbit Gallery | Go on the White Rabbit’s four virtual tours through exhibitions ThenHot BloodSupernatural, and The Sleeper Awakes.

International Companies

Music

Academy of Ancient Music | The orchestra will upload full-length concerts to its YouTube Channel each Sunday afternoon, from 3pm GMT, for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
Alisa Weilerstein | Join the cellist on Twitter for #36DaysOfBach.
American Symphony Orchestra | Has launched ASO Online, a new digital initiative, streaming content will alternate each week between live video recordings of operas from Bard’s SummerScape festival and symphonic audio recordings from the ASO’s past seasons. 
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra APO musicians and staff select their favourite performances from its livestream back catalogue to share again with audiences.
Bavarian State Opera | Presenting a season of  seven free live streams. Currently streaming two-week runs of its repertoire, including tenor Jonas Kaufmann in Verdi’s Il Trovatore. 
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra A wide range of concerts available for free.
Berlin Philharmonic The BPO has made its Digital Concert Hall free of charge for 30-days. Available are over 600 orchestra concerts covering more than ten years.
Bolshoi Theatre | Is releasing six performances which will be livestreamed.
Boston Symphony Orchestra Beginning 24 March and running through at least 19 April, BSO Encores, Nightly @ 8, will present a past Boston Symphony Orchestra performance each evening, Tuesday through Sunday at 11 am.
BroadwayHD | Get a 7-day free trial to stream your favourite Broadway hits.
Caramoor | Offers a variety of music; jazz, opera, classical and latin via their YouTube Channel. 
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Centre | Live streams of performances and past shows. 
Classical:NEXT Offering the art music community an online programme of Mentoring Sessions, Sector and Regional Meet Ups, Conference Sessions and Showcases, together with a first-ever online broadcast of the Innovation Award on May 20.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra | DSO replay offering their archive to stream or to  listen to for free. 
Deutsche Grammophon | Explore the DG Room on Apple Music which in March features Women in Music and a new visual album of Bizet’s Carmen.
Faithful Friday with Angel Blue The acclaimed singer will be broadcasting from her New Jersey home on Facebook Live and Instagram every Friday at 12pm ET.
The Gstaad Menuhin Festival and Academy | Gstaad Digital Festival presents concert highlights, backstage interviews and master classes from the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. 
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra | Releasing performances to view for free on GSOplay.  They are aiming to release a new concert every Tuesday and Friday.
IDAGIO | The streaming service has launched a new video streaming platform where classical music artists bring you live talks, music and interviews – direct from their homes to yours.
La Monnaie | The Belgian opera house’s virtual season, available to stream on demand, is packed with treasures.
LA Phil | Watch musicians perform from their living rooms, Gustavo Dudamel speaks with local radio station online Tuesdays through Fridays.
Lincoln Centre at Home Lincoln Center’s new portal enables families and communities to keep the performing arts front and center. Including pop-up classroom and livestreamed concerts for kids.
London Symphony Orchestra | Each Sunday and Thursday LSO we will be streaming a concert from their archive on their YouTube channel.
London Philharmonic OrchestraThe LPO is offering an array of online concerts you can watch or listen to from your living room, including solo performances, digitally combined chamber performances, and playlist concerts introduced by the musicians.
medici.tv | A selection of free content is being made available, including Massenet’s Manon from the Opéra de Paris. For each performance the channel is unable to livestream, a program from the medici.tv catalogue featuring the scheduled artists will be made available for free.
The Metropolitan Opera | Stream a different opera for free daily, available from 9:30am.
Montreux Jazz Festival | Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival is making dozens of performances from the fest’s history available to watch for free.
National Sawdust | A digital home for the voices and work of the artists who have featured in the past five seasons of the Williamsburg venue.
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra | NZSO [email protected] brings concerts and other activity programs to the screen.
NY Phil | A new portal for free digital content to provide comfort and connection to millions of classical music fans
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal | Offering free rebroadcasts of their concerts every, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Opera North | The well-respected British opera company is offering its Ring Cycle for free online. 
Opera Philadelphia | Enjoy opera on the couch with its first-ever Digital Festival O this May.
OperaVision | Twice weekly streams and free library of past productions.
Paris Opera | Offering  its ballets and operas to stream for free from 17 March.
Philharmonie de Paris A vast array of music to watch and listen to at the Philarmonie’s website.
Primephonic | Easy search. Premium sound. Inspiring recommendations.
Explore new works, discover hidden gems and gain insights behind the classics.
Royal Albert Home Will see artists sharing their work from their homes to yours.
Royal Opera House | Is rolling out opera and ballet productions offered on demand and for free via the ROH’s Facebook and YouTube channels from March 28.
Royal Swedish Opera | Providing free access to its  digital channel operanplay. 
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra | A wide range of performances to catch up viaYouTube
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra | Live stream of 12 March concert.
Seattle Symphony Orchestra The musicians of the Seattle Symphony have generously volunteered to share free broadcasts with everyone during this time of uncertainty. All broadcasts can be streamed through the Symphony’s social media channels on YouTube and Facebook.
Silkroad Home Sessions | Silkroad artists will be sharing short, musical performances live on Facebook and Instagram.
Staatsoper Unter den Linden | A daily video on demand program by your favourite artists from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
Stingray Classica | Watch beautiful classical music, operas, and ballets from around the world, anywhere, anytime.
Universal Music | On Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020), by invitation of the City and of the Duomo cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli gave a solo performance, breaking streaming records. Watch the video here.
Wiener Staatsoper | Register to watch a selection of free operas or subscribe to gain access to a larger library.
Wigmore Hall Live | Has released over 60 recordings, bringing the unique Wigmore Hall experience to music-lovers worldwide

Theatre and Dance

Alvin Ailey ‘All Access’ | Is launching Ailey All Access to share free online streaming of performances, classes, workshops, conversations, and short original films by company dancers.
American Shakespeare Center | The repertory company’s streaming platform, called BlkFrs TV! brings its complete 2020 Actors’ Renaissance and Tour Homecoming shows to the screen.
Auckland Theatre | Presenting Chekhov’s The Seagull in a new online version by Eli Kent and Eleanor Bishop.
Broadway HD | Stream Your Favorite Broadway Hits!  Start your 7 day free trial by clicking a plan below!
Bolshoi Theatre | From 15 April to 11 May, viewers from around the world for the first time will be able to watch productions from the Bolshoi on YouTube, available for 24 hours only.
Digital Theatre | Get access to the world’s finest theatre productions online.
Globe Player | Streaming a wide range of theatrical productions.
Hamburg Ballet | The Hamburg Ballet in Germany has begun streaming a weekly series of free, high quality recordings of works by John Neumeier.
LEV Dance Company | The Israeli dance company has launched a Vimeo page where it has uploaded its acclaimed shows, Love Chapter 2 and House
National Theatre At Home | From 2 April National Theatre at Home,  will stream National Theatre Live productions for free on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.
New York City Ballet Featuring complete ballets and excerpts, with regular releases devoted to repertory by the Company’s co-founding choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as contemporary works, all on the NYCB Youtube page.
On The Boards |
Website that delivers full-length, high quality contemporary performance films, specialising in experimental performance. Offering free streaming until end of April.
Royal Academy of Dance[email protected] lots of content to help you make the most of dancing at home.
Sadler’s Wells | A programme of full-length dance performances and workshops online.
Schaubühne | The Schaubühne theatre in Berlin is streaming performances daily for 24 hours each.
Shakespeare’s Globe Watch a variety of performances on demand on its YouTube channel.
The Show Must Go Online | Weekly live-streamed performance readings of Shakespeare’s full canon of plays via YouTube in the order they were thought to be written with a global cast from RSC, Globe Theatre, Broadway and more.

Visual Arts

Art Basel | 235 galleries showing in Art Basel’s Online,  each gallery  has chosen a curatorial concept for their virtual room.
Auckland Art Fair | 35 galleries, including nine from Australia, one from the UK and one from Beijing, take part in this virtual art fair alongside 24 New Zealand galleries. Available from April 30 – May 17.
British Museum, London | Virtual tour by  Google Arts And Culture, taking you through the many rooms of the museum.
Guggenheim, Bilbao | Take a virtual tour
How Can We Think of Art at a Time Like This? | Is an online exhibition, co-curated by Barbara Pollack and Anne Verhallen as a platform for the exchange of ideas at this time of crisis.  
J Paul Getty Museum | Take a virtual tour
Louvre | Take a virtual tour exploring three of the Louvre’s collection.
MOMA | How to see is a series of videos from MoMA curators and visiting artists as they explore the galleries to explain how they view art.
Musée d’Orsay | Take a virtual tour
National Gallery, London | Take a virtual tour
Natural History Museum, London | Take a virtual tour
Rijksmuseum | Take a  virtual tour
Scuderie del Quirinale Embark on a virtual guided tour of an exhibition dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, led by Dr Kathleen Olive of Academy Travel. 
The Tate | Have launched free online film tours of Andy Warhol (April 6) and Aubrey Beardsley (April 13) exhibitions on their YouTube channel
Vatican Museums | Take a virtual tour

Latest COVID-19 Updates

The latest COVID-19 updates

Click below to read Limelight’s full coverage of the COVID-19 crisis.

Support for Arts Professionals

Support for Arts Professionals

A number of organisations provide support for musicians, artists and arts workers. During these challenging times for the arts industry, many have set up services to deal specifically with the COVID-19 crisis and its effect on the arts community.

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