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STAGE+ will present a rich programme of operas and gala concerts, featuring repertoire from Monteverdi to Saint-Saëns, via Rameau, Mozart, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner and many more


Watch the premiere screening of Handel’s Ariodante from the Paris Opéra, starring Emily D’Angelo here


A curated highlights film offers arias, duets, overtures and rarities from artists including Nadine Sierra, Jonathan Tetelman, Elīna Garanča and Lise Davidsen to be premiered on YouTube on 25 October


Viewers can enjoy a month’s free access to STAGE+ with the code WORLDOPERADAY


Full details here


24 OCTOBER 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Join Deutsche Grammophon and STAGE+ to celebrate the fifth edition of World Opera Day on October 25, 2023. Founded to raise awareness of opera’s positive impact on society as a whole, World Opera Day is now marked annually by a range of international events both online and live on stage.


STAGE+ joins this year’s party with a programme of everything from full-length operas to gala concerts, all starring some of the world’s finest exponents of the operatic art. A specially curated 106‑minute highlights film will be premiered on DG’s YouTube channel on 25 October (10am PT / 12pm ET / 6pm CET), showcasing the talents of such exciting singers as Nadine Sierra, Jonathan Tetelman, Elīna Garanča, Lise Davidsen and Emily D’Angelo. And as part of the celebrations, DG is offering music fans one month’s free access to STAGE+ with the code WORLDOPERADAY (valid until 31 October 2023).


World Opera Day provides the perfect occasion for the STAGE+ premiere of Robert Carsen’s new production of Handel’s Ariodante, filmed earlier this year at the Palais Garnier in Paris. Emily D’Angelo heads a superb cast, accompanied by the English Concert and Harry Bicket. Tenor Rolando Villazón, meanwhile, stars as Orpheus in the very first operatic masterpiece, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, captured live at last month’s Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival.


Two critically acclaimed Covent Garden productions will be making their first appearance on STAGE+: Richard Jones’s 2022 staging of Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila, with Elīna Garanča as Dalila opposite SeokJong Baek’s Samson, conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano; and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale from 2019, directed by Damiano Michieletto, conducted by Evelino Pidò and starring Sir Bryn Terfel in the title role. The rich and varied selection of operas available to stream will also include Lohengrin, Lucia di Lammermoor, Le nozze di Figaro, Tannhäuser and La traviata.


In addition to staged productions, there will be an array of gala concerts to enjoy. Elīna Garanča, Jonathan Tetelman and friends perform Classics under the Stars at Göttweig Abbey in Austria; Nadine Sierra and Pretty Yende offer a programme filmed live at the Paris Philharmonie this spring; and there is a suitably celebratory feel to a 2012 New Year’s Baroque and Dance Music concert from Cecilia Bartoli, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker.


From seasoned opera-goers to those just discovering this passionate, exhilarating genre, there’s something for everyone on STAGE+ this World Opera Day.


WORLD OPERA DAY – programming includes:


Emily D’Angelo stars in Handel’s Ariodante
Opéra national de Paris



Rolando Villazón stars in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo    
Bayreuth Baroque

Elīna Garanča stars in Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila
Royal Opera House, London

Bryn Terfel stars in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale        
Royal Opera House, London

Classics under the Stars – Elīna Garanča, Jonathan Tetelman & Friends 
Stift Göttweig



Pretty Yende & Nadine Sierra in Concert
Philharmonie de Paris


Nadine Sierra stars in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Teatro San Carlo, Naples

Barenboim conducts Le nozze di Figaro
Staatsoper Berlin

Benjamin Bernheim and Pretty Yende star in La traviata
Opéra national de Paris

Tobias Kratzer directs Gounod’s Faust – with Benjamin Bernheim
Opéra national de Paris

Rattle conducts Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie
Berlin Barocktage 2018

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Bayreuth 2019

Thielemann conducts Lohengrin
Semperoper, Dresden

Elīna Garanča, Dudamel & the Berliner Philharmoniker
Berlin Gala 2010

Cecilia Bartoli & Simon Rattle
Baroque & Dance Music, Berlin Gala 2012