Opera on Video gives the opera lover and opera fan a complete archive of all opera on video

Opera on Video aims to include all operas which have been filmed, broadcast, streamed, published on BD, DVD, VHS.
Only professional or semi-professional recordings, stagings, concerts or movies are included
you can view an excerpt of any recording and you get extensive information about the performance such as composer, conductor, singers,, venue, date –
Information where to purchase the full recording (if available) is provided.
you, the opera lover can rate, comment and discuss any recording with other opera lovers and you can find the recording you are looking for by searching for certain operas, singers, composers and more and you can suggest a recording as a candidate for being published on Opera on Video

Opera on Video is a private, non-commercial initiative.
Publishing and editing is made in Zurich, Switzerland. The web server is located in the USA.


We are adding opera recordings to the site all the time.
Recently published opera recordings will be added gradually.

There are still many opera recordings of lesser known composers which we will add.
There are many modern and experimental operas which we will add in due time.
And there will be many operetta recordings too.

If you have any suggestions of opera recordings to add please use the yellow button in the top right corner.

Privacy Statement
OperaonVideo is commited to protecting your privacy. This means that we will not distribute, sell or rent your name or personal information about you to any third party.

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Use, reproduction, copying, or redistribution of OperaonVideo logos, except as used to provide a link to the OperaonVideo home page (, is strictly prohibited without written permission from OperaonVideo.

Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Information and documents provided on this web site are provided “as is” without any warranty. OperaonVideo uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this web site; it does not, however, make any representations as to its accuracy or completeness. Your use of this web site is at your own risk. OperaonVideo and the other parties involved in creating and delivering this web site’s contents are not liable for any damages arising from use of this site.

Links to External Sites
The Classical Net web site contains links to external, third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of OperaonVideo, and OperaonVideo is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. OperaonVideo is providing these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site or its products or services by OperaonVideo.

Please do not reproduce any material from this website unless you have obtained permission from us to do so. Our content includes video, images and other media to illustrate the information in the website. Bitrates of video files are low and files are included for viewing. It is not our intention to infringe on any copyrighted material. Please see the fair use section below.

All files, be it videos, graphics, photos, text or audio files, are displayed on OperaonVideo according to what is considered fair use. When fair use is made of copyrighted material without obtaining permission, the issue is: what is “fair use?”

The United States Copyright law of 1976 [17 USC § 107] says: “Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A [17 USC sects 106, 106A], the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

(1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes;
(2) the nature of the copyrighted work;
(3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.”

In compliance with the above regulations, the usage at OperaonVideo of a video file excerpt(s), photos, text or graphics are strictly for non-profit educational purposes and intended to inform, illustrate and convey sound and visual perception with respect to the text information provided.

If you believe there is a case of infringement, please contact us.

Opera Lovers all over the world visit Opera on Video to view their favourite operas, get information about operas, find where to purchase videos, discuss operas and opera recordings.

Would you like to reach out to those opera fans?

We offer you several ways of doing this:

  • Link to your website
    We list your website(s) under Links
  • Referral of intent to purchase 
    When a user pushes the red button “Get this recording” he will be referred to your website’s page for the recording. This is also for streaming websites.
  • Advertising
    We offer various options to advertise.
  • Promotional Videos
    We can show your promotional video as a preview for your opera recording

Please contact us at for more information.

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