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Metropolitan Opera Player

Most people have heard of the New York Metropolitan Opera and their groundbreaking Live in HD series. This allows people the world over to watch opera live from Lincoln Center in their local cinemas or at home. But I didn’t realise they have a new service called Met Player, which is something like the BBC iPlayer or RTÉ Player but using the Met’s extensive back catalogue, much of which is in HD. It’s only $15 per month (about €10), and the first week is free.

I’m planning to have a good look at Wagner’s opera series The Ring over the next while, but if you want to look up opera music suitable for weddings, you could try Treulich geführt from Wagner’s opera Lohengrin (better known as Here Comes The Bride) or the Intermezzo from Mascagni’s short opera Cavalleria Rusticana.