FAQ

Which opera recordings are included in Opera on Video?

We include full-length professional and semi-professional stagings, concerts and movies. Some exceptions are made due to historical and artistic consideration.

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Which opera recordings are excluded?


Amateur and school stagings with piano or modified small orchestration, private fan videos, opera excerpts (some exceptions).

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Why should I register with Opera on Video?

As registered user you will have the following benefits:

  • You can add comments to opera videos and thus discusss the video with other users
  • You can save your favourite opera videos in My Favourites
  • You can download a full operas for free
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How can I download a YouTube video to my computer?

There are several software products available to download YouTube Videos. There are free online services available too which we do not recommend because of spamming and other risks.

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Help for SEARCH

When you search for an opera you should always use  minimum two search words otherwise searching for “Tosca” will give you hits on “Toscanini”. Search for “Tosca Puccini” or “Tosca Kaufmann” instead.

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Why are so many operas NOT AVAILABLE?

Available videos can be purchased or streamed. For Not Available operas no proper legal source is known at present. There may be pirated copies available.
We do not refer to pirated opera videos.

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How do I report errors and/or additional information?

On the main Page of the opera video please click the flag icon below the video.

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How do you set the video and audio quality?

This is very subjective but we use the following guideline:
5- Blue Ray Quality
4- Streaming, broadcast and DVD with excellent quality
3- older DVD quality, broadcast with medium quality
2-Poor Quality
1-Almost unbearable

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Are the video excerpts of the same quality as the full video?

Not necessarily. It depends on the source of the excerpt. It could be of lesser quality.

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The YouTube video you are referring to contains only Act I

Complete opera recordings on YouTube are sometimes split into several parts. In such cases we link to the first part. You have to look for the other parts: Search with the same title excluding part or act.

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