Cultural Lovers Rejoice! Enjoy Museums, Opera Performances, and Symphonies from the Comfort of Your Home
So many of us are currently stuck at home right now, and while there are discussions of some stay-at-home orders being lifted soon, nothing has really changed from our new normal. Thankfully, we do not need to be without so many of the things we are used to doing and seeing during these trying times. This is due to amazing technology and the fact that we can access so much virtually.
You may have seen the different performances by musicians held on the network channels already. You may have even seen a few performances on Facebook and other social media channels. However, we wanted to point out how you can see many different museum exhibits and listen to multiple operas and symphonies from the comfort of your home.
Check Out These Virtual Museums, Opera Performances, and Symphonies from the Comfort of Your Home
There are so many different museums that you can tour virtually right now, and we keep thinking that more museums are added to the list every single day! Here are a few options for you to consider if you miss going to the museum:
- The Louvre – You won’t see the entire museum on this virtual tour, but you will see the Galerie d’Apollon, which was recently restored, as well as the Egyptian antiquities exhibit.
- Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza – At this Madrid museum, you will see an exhibit from 1590 through 1670. This exhibit features Rembrandt and Portraiture in Amsterdam.
- Vatican Museums – Over at the Vatican Museums, you can see Raphael’s Rooms and the Sistine Chapel.
- The Van Gogh Museum – You can see many of the infamous Van Gogh works of art during a virtual tour of this museum. Plus, there are many options to keep children of all ages busy for days.
- Corning Museum of Glass – If you have always wanted to see how gorgeous animals and shapes of glass are made, you must check out the different glassblowing tutorials from this museum.
There are not as many options for watching the opera from home, but you still do not need to miss out on your favorite aria.
- The Metropolitan Opera – The Met is streaming different operas, one opera at a time. Each night, at half past seven, a new opera will be streamed. This performance will be up for twenty hours and the next night will bring a new opera for you to enjoy.
- Opera Vision – If you want to choose which opera you watch, you can always head over to this virtual site for options that include Madama Butterfly and Spring Storms.
If you happen to love listening to symphonies, and you don’t have your own orchestra in your house, you can always check out some of the most popular options online.
- Philharmonic Berlin – This symphony has opened its library of more than six hundred performances, so you should be able to find something you love. There is normally a cost to access this library, but they are having a special where you can access it for free for thirty days.
- The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – This symphony’s live performances are being streamed on YouTube right now. While they are being released at 4a, EST, you can watch them at any time later in the day.
These are the many museums, opera performances, and symphonies you can appreciate without even leaving your home right now. Instead of skipping over all these cultural events, or thinking you must live without them, log in and enjoy! Use this time to catch up on all the culture you may not have had time for in the past!