During these uncertain times, it is comforting to know that the performing arts culture continues despite the COVID-19 pandemic. A treasure trove of cultural resources can be found online, free to all.
Come take a look, and listen! Click to enter the enchanted worlds of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Metropolitan Opera (New York), and Shakespeare Festival (Stratford, ON). These local, national, and international cultural beacons will please, delight, and enrich as well as provide new perspectives and variety.
Great treasures of repertoire and artistry await you, as well as fascinating behind-the-scenes interviews, discussions, and more. These stellar performances may be enjoyed all at once or in segments at your convenience.
SF Symphony’s Listen to Podcasts - SF Symphony’s online Program Notes series features downloadable music from concerts, orchestral music, interviews and more. A music fan’s paradise.
San Francisco Opera - Live stream opera performances for free.
San Francisco Ballet - Free recordings of ballet performances make dance totally accessible in your living room.
The Metropolitan Opera - Find free videos, podcasts and more under the Discover link in the menu.
Stratford Festival - Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the Stratford Festival is North America’s largest classical repertory theater company with a special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare.