The prelude was the livestream of the Carmen performance from the empty Staatsoper Unter den Linden back in March. 160,000 people in Berlin, Germany and the whole world watched. Although all Berlin concert halls have again to remain closed to contain the corona virus, cultural life in the capital continues - albeit from home. Make yourself comfortable on the couch and enjoy these classical music tips.
Philharmonie: Digital Concert Hall
Kirill Petrenko, Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado or Herbert von Karajan? In addition to the four great chief conductors of the Berliner Philharmoniker, you can also stream the concerts of numerous guest conductors in the Digital Concert Hall. The recordings date back to 1966.
Konzerthaus Berlin #konzertZUhaus
The Konzerthaus is currently taking you on a musical journey through Berlin. Highlights are the Monday playlists on Idagio, the MachMitMusik for children with songs, rhythms and craft ideas. Further selected concerts can be streamed for free on the website, Facebook or the YouTube channel.
The rbbKultur radio concerts
A series of concerts by Berlin orchestras will be broadcast by rbbKultur Radio. There are recordings of numerous performances, including some with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Vladimir Jurowski or the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin with Vladimir Ashkenazy. Listen in, close your eyes and imagine that you are in a concert hall.
From January 20 on you can also listen to the festival Ultraschall.
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
The Staatsoper Unter den Linden continues its streaming offer with a selected program. In the media library of the Staatsoper you will find a selection of the house's great productions from beloved classics like The Magic Flute and Tosca to modern pieces like Violetter Schnee.
On the website of the Deutsche Oper you can find the favorite pieces of the musicians of the house. Have a listen, maybe you will find a new favorite piece.
The Deutsches Symphonie Orchester also continues to play, although not live. In the DSO's video channel, the DSO Player, you can watch selected concerts with the principal conductor Robin Ticciati, which will be broadcast live from the Philharmonie and will then be available afterwards as video-on-demand.
Chief conductor Vladimir Jurowski and the musicians of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin are also in the home office. You can watch them at work on the RSB website and on social media.
You can find more tips for digital programmes from Berlin in our event calendar.