The sound of La Cambiale di Matrimonio was heard by a wide audience during its performance in Kammeroper Theatre, Vienna. Hoped to be only one of a series of live-streamed opera productions, the event was published on-line to give the world free access to the classic and is part of an ongoing effort by musicians to bring music into the homes of their listeners.
La cambiale di matrimonio - The marriage contract - was streamed from Vienna's Kammeroper theatre on Sunday.
The live opera stream is the first web-based platform for streaming classical productions from the Austrian capital.
The experimental performance starred an international cast of singers.
Speaking ahead of the performance, Lithuanian bass-baritone Igor Bakan, who played Tobia Mill, said he hoped "avid fans and newcomers" would benefit from the opportunity to watch online.
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