Press Room offers day of free access to celebrate Fête de la Musique – Saturday, June 21

In honor of Fête de la Musique, the annual worldwide celebration of music on Saturday, June 21, will offer 24 hours of unlimited access to its vast classical music video collection on that date. Starting at midnight, close to 1,400 videos will be available free of charge on all platforms: its website, and applications for smartphone, tablet, and Samsung Smart TV. For the 150,000 registered users who already follow’s live – and always free – programming, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the online resource’s rich catalogue of opera, ballet, concerts, documentaries, and archived material.

Treasures from the collection include archival footage of Maria Callas, Herbert von Karajan, Artur Rubinstein, and Vladimir Horowitz as well as numerous productions from the National Opera of Paris (André Engel’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Benoît Jacquot’s Werther, starring Jonas Kaufmann), Covent Garden (Jonathan Kent’s The Fairy Queen, conducted by William Christie), Glyndebourne (Peter Hall’s La Cenerentola), and Teatro alla Scala (Robert Wilson’s L’Orfeo). Productions from top dance companies, such as La Bayadère by the Bolshoi Ballet, Sleeping Beauty by London’s Royal Ballet, and Swan Lake at the Paris Opera, are also available through

Recent web casts include the memorial concert for Claudio Abbado at the Dresden Music Festival, two concerts from young cello prodigy Edgar Moreau, and Daniel Barenboim conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.

After June 21, access to the entire video collection will once again be available only to full subscribers. More information about subscriptions is available here.
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