The Bayerische Staatsoper just announced, in addition to their usual bounty of webcasts, two special presentations: a repeat of Semiramide and a live telecast of Andrea Chenier.

Last weekend’s live stream of Gioachino Rossini’s Semiramide will be available on demand on the website of the Bayerische Staatsoper this upcoming weekend of March 4 and 5. David Alden‘s new production stars Joyce DiDonato in the title role, heading a cast including Daniela Barcellona, Alex Esposito and Lawrence Brownlee. Rossini specialist Michele Mariotti conducts the Bayerische Staatsorchester. The performance will be available free of charge from 9 am (CET) on Saturday, March 4 all through Sunday, March 5 at midnight (CET).

On March 18, opera-lovers from all around the globe have the chance to experience tenor Jonas Kaufmann in one of his signature roles. Director Philipp Stölzl’s new take on Andrea Chenier also features Anja Harteros in her role debut as Maddalena di Coigny and Luca Salsi as Carlo Gérard. Omer Meir Wellber conducts Umberto Giordano’s riveting verismo score. The live audiovisual broadcast will start at 7 pm (CET).