"Throughout history, technology has provided art with new tools for expression. Today, art and technology, these two seemingly distinct worlds, are interlinked more than ever, with technology being a fundamental force in the development and evolution of art. At the same time, technology is strongly inspired to push its boundaries. In this regards, I believe this project will mark a significant milestone, helping people to engage with art in a smarter and more innovative way", explains Seok Pil Kim, President & CEO Samsung Electronics Europe.
It is possible in two ways to be there right up close for opera and ballet performances of the Vienna State Opera livestreaming: firstly via an exclusive Samsung Smart TV app; secondly via an online live stream on the streaming portal of the Vienna State Opera (http://staatsoperlive.com). Performances will be streamed in up to full HD resolution, depending on your Internet connection. The live transmissions begin 30 minutes before the actual curtain-up with images to get you in the mood as well as additional information about the State Opera or the work itself, usually at around 7pm (CET). For international audiences, a time-staggered live transmission at the respective prime time is also offered.
During the broadcast, you can change between two camera perspectives: the "total" view of the stage as well as a live-edited opera or ballet film. You can download the free TV app via the Samsung Smart hub in the section Samsung Apps.