Apple launched a new section in the Browse category this week on Apple Music, which is curated by Deutsche Grammophon, one of the largest classical music labels in the world.
The new section is stocked with featured playlists of a select number of composers, radio stations, and new visual albums stocked with “full-length performances” of various operas. One of the new visual albums is a staging of composer Charles-François Gounod’s Roméo and Juliette. The visual album includes a total of 32 tracks that can be played in sequence and runs for a total of 2 hours and 33 minutes.
Apple Music has launched visual albums in the past that were not related to opera, however this is the first time the service has debuted a full-length opera as a visual album. Deutsche Grammophon confirmed that the selection on Apple Music will be updated regularly, so fans can expect to see more visual albums in the future.