Whether Kabale und Liebe (literally "Cabals and Love") or the Wonderful Wizard of Oz – for all those wanting to experience theatres, ballets and concerts from home numerous stage ensembles offer online programmes and recordings of earlier performances.
The theatre Dortmund for example reschedules its programme online and shows a small retrospective of different highlight from the last ten years. Every evening there is an online-stream of a production available for at least 24 hours. Also the Dortmund Philharmonic orchestra continues playing: Going by the name of #lunchconcerts, every Saturday they provide the audience with a new concert at home.
Domestic music from the Philharmonic orchestra, dancers giving ballet-training between chairback and kitchen table and streaming recordings of plays via the online repertoire – likewise the theatre Hagen offers numerous virtual experiences for those culturally interested.
The digital Piano-Festival Ruhr brings selected piano music to the lounges. Videos and recordings from the previous years will be played rom Good Friday on in a two-day alternation. Two piano concerts from Franz Liszt take the lead.
Obviously recordings cannot replace live experiences of opera performances, but they provide an opportunity to bridge the time with a little opera enjoyment.
The Deutsche Oper am Rhein (German Opera on the Rhine) provides Swan lake and Xerxes as a stream and features four video-talks as home office option instead of four performance days of Wagners Ring of the Nibelungen.
Already binge-watched Amazon Prime? Carry on with Dramazon Prime. The theatre Cologne offers productions according to that motto as online-stream, backstage-videos, audio plays and a podcast called “Lockdown”. We guarantee there's no time for boredom now.
Listening to someone read is a classical pastime: The cultural property Haus Nottbeck, in which the Museum for westphalian literature is placed, makes literary house visits possible. On its continually growing video portal “Stop’n’Read” regional authors read extracts from their works, including Jörg Albrecht and Hans-Ulrich Treichel.
Theater Dortmund (German only)
Theater Hagen (Germany only)
Klavier-Festival Ruhr (Digital Edition)
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Schauspielhaus Köln (German only)
Stop'n'read (German only)