About Opera on Video

Opera on Video gives the opera lover and opera fan a complete archive of all full operas recorded on video as well as concerts, documentaries, interviews and movies related to opera, composers and singers.

Opera on Video aims to include all operas which have been filmed, broadcast, streamed or been published on BD, DVD, VHS.
Only professional or semi-professional recordings, stagings, concerts and movies are included.
Opera on Video is entirely free and does not require any registration. It is a non-commercial endevour with an idealistic objective of promoting opera to the general public. It is entirely privately funded.
You can view at least 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.

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


OperaonVideo is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to,,, and other Amazon stores worldwide.

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Privacy, Policies & Copyright

Privacy Statement

OperaonVideo website does not record any information about you.
OperaonVideo is commited to protecting your privacy.

OperaonVideo does not use cookies other than a unique ID tracking cookie for website traffic monitoring.
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Use of Materials
You may not reproduce, copy, or redistribute the design or layout of the OperaonVideo web site, individual elements of the web site design, or OperaonVideo logos without the express written permission of OperaonVideo. Permission is never granted to use elements (images, articles, descriptions, etc.) of OperaonVideo to build another web site for any purpose private or public, commercial or non-commercial.

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 OperaonVideo 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 phono records 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.

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As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

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Affiliation & ADVERTISING

Opera Lovers all over the world visit Opera on Video to view their favorite 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:

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  • 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.
  • 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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Comment (12)

  1. What a wonderful discovery I made when I found this website. Thank you for opening my eyes to operas.

  2. I agree with Jorgen. I just found your website and I am sure I will be passing hours and hours…. Thanks for the work and the initiative

  3. I still don’t understand the limits of “Fair Use.” For example, a movie like “Io, Don Giovanni” has a copyright under its director, Carlos Saura, and its production company. It’s stated clearly on the DVD that no one can distribute its content, not even in a website like this one since the only way for an audience to see it is by paying for it to be rented or bought via Netflix, Amazon, etc. As a filmmaker, I find it dubious that Amazon might give permission. This is why complete films are taken down from Youtube. It’s infringement of copyright.

    1. You are absolutely right about complete movies. Opera on Video does not publish any complete movies. It only links to videos published by someone else elsewhere. The “Fair Use” is only claimed for the few excerpts it publishes on its website itself.
      As you say the copyright owner can and will remove videos on other websites such as YouTube.
      When this occurs the link on Opera on Video will disappear too.

  4. Hi, let me make a suggestion:
    Would be great you can realise a search about “subtiteled” and “language”.
    Also a search – filter to video-resolution could be helpful

  5. Hello, I would like to know how the copyrights of performing artists in individual opera productions are handled. I was approached by two singers who perform in a production published on this site and were not informed about this fact. Please provide information about the site operator I can contact in this matter. Well thank you.

    1. OperaonVideo is a catalogue and database of recorded opera performance.
      It documents these performances and links to videos published by others somewhere on the Internet.
      We do not publish videos ourselves.
      If there is a question about copyright of a video, then the publisher of this video should be contacted.
      If you let me know specifically which performances you are referring to, I will be glad to assist you to point you in the right direction.


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