Summer is here! As the weather heats up and the evenings get longer, it’s time to relax and take a well deserved break. We are, ourselves, pining for the sights and sounds of some of our favourite European destinations. So, if you’re in the holiday mood, too, you are invited to come on a whirlwind European tour with us!
We’ve found content featuring locations in Europe famous for their classical music: Vienna, Paris, Prague, Berlin, Milan and more! No matter your own travel plans this summer, you can soak up music and atmosphere via these channels, and start making plans for your next in-person visit.
Vienna is like
Explore beyond the Waltz. We particularly enjoyed Juan Diego Florez talking about Beethoven.
Viennese classical music exploration and history. Plus cake!
We particularly liked this episode featuring the Vienna Boys Choir and the iconic (cake), Kardinalschnitte.
Musical city tours
Classical City Guides: famous sights with classical music, and longer videos featuring sights and composers from European cities famous for classical music. Here, for instance, is an hour-long tour of Milan, sure to evoke memories and inspire travel plans.
Czech Music Direct Podcast
Sights and sounds of Central Europe brought to you by a specialist record label.
Music from Paris
An enormous collection of recordings of music by leading lights of the Parisian music scene.
Deutsche Welle’s Classical Music Channel
A extensive look at classical music from all angles: personages, pieces, performances, interviews. Why not start with a bit of Jonas Kaufmann singing German arias?
Samedi à l’opéra
A French-language weekly podcast from France Musique featuring whole opera performances and commentaries, with up-to-the-minute opera news from across the continent.
Watch live streams as the operas themselves unfold in the opera house. View your favourite performances, subtitled, on demand. Learn about the art form and specific productions by browsing our richly populated digital library, stories, and articles. Discover resources for young audiences and for artistic career development. In English, French, and German, thoughtfully curated, and free to browse and explore.
Supported by the European Union’s Creative Europe programme, OperaVision builds on the success of The Opera Platform, with more contributing opera companies from more countries, under the editorial supervision of Opera Europa, the European association of opera companies and festivals.
On 27 August, the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko will open the 2021/22 season – and you can join them live online in the Digital Concert Hall! Look forward to highlights such as Stravinsky’s Firebird with Kirill Petrenko, Mahler’s Second Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel and an evening of film music by John Williams – conducted by the composer himself.
In addition to live broadcasts with world-famous guests, our extensive archive allows you to enjoy great concert experiences anytime and anywhere (Pay-for-access).