The Bavarian State Opera will livestream two performances on its website, www.staatsoper.de/tv, during this summer's opera festival.
First up is Olivier Py’s new Il trovatore on July 5. Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Manrico with Anja Harteros at his side.
It's followed on 26 July by Calixto Bieito’s Boris Godunov, with the title role taken by the awesome Alexander Tsymbalyuk, our mighty Fafner in Barenboim's Ring at La Scala.
For the 2013/14 season, nine more performances are planned to be presented online, live and free of charge.
Photo above from the new Il trovatore; more below.