Our 2019 production of Un ballo in maschera is available for viewers to rent online through Vimeo on Demand. In this guide, we answer some FAQs about the platform and offer tips on how to watch it online.
How do I purchase the film?
You can purchase the film of our 2019 production of Un ballo in maschera from Vimeo at this link: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/operahollandpark
Buying the film will give you access to the film for 24 hours only, so make sure you rent it when you are ready to watch! We also recommend you test your browser’s compatibility with Vimeo and – if you are planning to connect to your TV – that you have tested the connection before purchasing the film to watch, in case of any technical issues.
When you are ready to purchase the film, select ‘rent now’ and follow the instructions online. Please note that your account on Vimeo is separate from your Opera Holland Park account. Your membership login details will not work on Vimeo’s site. At the checkout screen, simply put in your email address and create a password with eight or more characters. Then enter your payment details as you would to purchase any product online.
When you have purchased the film, you will be redirected to a confirmation page, which will include the link to the film online. You will also receive a confirmation email. Both the confirmation page and the email will include instructions on how to watch the film online.
Where do I access the programme?
How do I watch the film on my TV?
The film of Un ballo in maschera must be watched via an internet browser. If you would like to watch it on your TV, you will need to watch it using the internet browser on another device (a desktop or laptop computer, mobile or tablet) and connect to the TV using either an HDMI cable or a wireless connection through your Wi-Fi (see below).
How to connect your device to a TV with a HDMI cable
One universal feature on most TVs is their HDMI socket, and in most cases, you can connect your devices to your TV using an HDMI cable. If you have a smart box, games console, or similar, the HDMI cable connects this to the TV monitor.
Usually, HDMI ports are found at the back of your TV. Ensure your HDMI cable is attached to the TV monitor, then plug the other end into the device you intend to stream with. If your device has a HDMI port, this will be clearly marked. If not, you will need to use an adaptor. Mobile devices and tablets are unlikely to have a HDMI port.
Once you have connected your cable, you may need to change your TV’s input settings. Use your remote control to find the source or input menu, and select the input associated with the port your cable is plugged into. This will usually be labelled HDMI 1, 2, or etc. You may also need to change the sound settings on your device to ensure it is using the TV to project the sound. Look for your device’s settings menu, find sound or audio settings and then select the sound output for your TV.
How to connect to a TV wirelessly
There are several ways to wirelessly cast your screen to a TV, and many different brands offer different ways to achieve this.
If you have a WIFI-enabled TV, and it is on the same WIFI network as the computer, tablet or smartphone you are streaming with, it is likely you will be able to connect the two wirelessly. You can use in-built software such as Airplay for Apple devices, or if you are using Google Chrome, you can cast directly from the browser. You can also use a special casting device such as Google’s Chromecast or Amazon’s Firestick.
Apple Macbooks, iPhones and iPads can use Apple’s Airplay to cast to compatible TVs. Selecting the Airplay icon on your device will show you which TVs are available on your network to cast to.
If you have a games console connected to your TV, you may also be able to screencast your device to this by installing the relevant app.
We would recommend looking up more specific instructions for screencasting using your setup if you have any problems.
Let us know what you think
Did you enjoy the production? Don’t forget to let us know what you think about the film by emailing us at email@example.com. You can also post on social media, tagging @operahollandpk on Twitter, or @operahollandpark on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #OHPBallo.