Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Video Databases


Try these first...


  • Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall
    Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall includes hundreds of archive concerts covering five decades of Berlin Philharmonic performances, featuring some of the greatest conductors and soloists of our time. It also streams more than 40 live broadcasts in High Definition every season. Yale has a single seat for these live streams, meaning that only one user can be connected at any one time. Also featured are interviews, concert introductions, documentaries and artist portraits.
  • boasts a collection of 1500 classical music videos of ballets, concerts, operas,  documentaries, artist profiles and educational programs, making it the largest online classical music video library in the world. 
  • Met Opera on Demand 
    Met Opera on Demand includes dozens of productions from the Met's award-winning "Live in HD" series of movie-theater transmissions, featuring opera superstars Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Juan Diego Flórez, Elīna Garanča, Anna Netrebko, Deborah Voigt, and many more.
  • Music Online
    Music Online allows you to search across the many Alexander Street Press Music Online databases that Yale Music Library subscribes to including Classical Music in Video, Dance in Video, and Opera in Video.
  • Naxos Video Library
    The NVL contains more than 1290 full-length videos from 28 different publishing houses. The content includes classical music in large part (opera, ballet, theatre, jazz, concerts, competitions, documentaries, master classes, and lectures) but also includes feature films about religious figures and topics like geography, world monuments, and fine arts.

Try also...


  • Dance Online: Dance in Video
    From the ballets of Stravinsky to documentaries on William Forsythe and Merce Cunningham, and spanning the 1950s to today, Dance in Video offers more than 500 hours of streaming video available electronically for the first time.
  • Digital Theatre Plus
    Videos included are complete, recently-filmed stage productions of ballets, plays, musicals, and operas from the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic, Almeida Theatre, Menier Chocolate Factory, and other well-known British companies and venues.
  • Ethnographic Video Online
    This database provides video resources for the study of human culture and behavior - more than 750 hours and 1,000 films at completion. The collection covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers.
  • Music Online: Opera in Video
    Music Online: Opera in Video will eventually contain 250 of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a work’s importance to the operatic canon.
  • Theatre in Video
    Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all.


To explore our collection of DVDs, VHS, and videos in other formats, use Orbis and limit your search by format or consult this short tutorial.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:56am