There is no end of enjoyment to be derived from watching the world's elite performing arts companies from the comfort of your living room. (Shutterstock/bezikus)
Opera, theater and ballet are being offered for free.
Obviously there is no question of leaving home to see these shows, but there is no end of enjoyment to be derived from watching the world's elite performing arts companies from the comfort of your living room. Here is what is on the program.
For the first time ever in the history of the venerable Russian theater, the Bolshoi Ballet is streaming a number of its past shows. Internet users living under lockdown all over the globe will have until April 10 to watch six ballets on YouTube.
Launched with "Swan Lake" on March 27, the series of shows will run until April 10, when it will end with the ultra-famous "Nutcracker."
The French institution is also looking to enliven life under quarantine for audiences around the world with the provision of major classics online.
Among the available choices are "Giselle," "Les Indes Galantes" and Rudolf Nureyev's "Swan Lake," as well as a number of Tschaikovsky symphonies.
Rallying to the cause in the United States, the internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Opera has collectively rolled up its sleeves to brighten your horizons. Every day, the New York company is streaming shows from 7:30 PM New York time, which remain online for a period of 23 hours.
The venerable institution has announced a rich program of 14 years of works featuring some of the world's major stars.
With the theater closed, the Globe is allowing access to six of past productions for free starting April 6 via its on-demand service. The plays available for free will rotate and include "Hamlet," "Romeo and Juliet," and "The Winter's Tale."
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