Ever wanted to visit the Berlin Philharmonic but never found the time or money? Well, now they’re coming to you, free of charge. Due to cancellations of physical events because of the coronavirus, they are now giving away free access to their Digital Concert Hall where you can watch live streams and recordings of concerts.
Simply enter coupon code BERLINPHIL by 31 March and get unrestricted access for 30 days (usually costs €14.90 per month).
Also the Wiener Staatsoper will fling its digital platform wide open starting Sunday, 15 March 2020:
They will broadcast “recordings of previous opera and ballet performances daily via its streaming platform – worldwide and free of charge. […] After registration at www.staatsoperlive.com the subscription can be booked free of charge until further notice.” –wiener-staatsoper.at
On a similar note, renowned Russian-German pianist Igor Levit has taken to doing daily Twitter concerts “From wherever I am. For as long as needed”.
Meanwhile in the Elbphilarmonie in Hamburg, English singer-songwriter James Blunt performed a concert in front of eerily empty seats which was nevertheless considered a great success as viewers followed the performances through the livestream. You can watch the full concert here.