These autumn performances follow from the success of #OurHouseToYourHouse –
where through the spring-summer lockdown the ROH presented full-length
performance streams, livestreamed socially-distanced concerts,
mini-documentaries and interactive activities for children – generating
more than 206 million views from 183 countries around the world.
The first of these events, The Royal Opera: Live in Concert will be
broadcast live on Friday 4 September 7:30 BST. Curated by
the Royal Opera House’s Director of Music, Antonio Pappano
, the concert will see
Aigul Akhmetshina, Charles Castronovo, Gerald Finley, Lisette Oropesa,
and Vito Priante take to the stage.
Performing much-loved classics of the opera repertory byBellini, Bizet, Donizetti,Dvorak, Massenet, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini and Verdi – the
outstanding cast will be joined by currentJette Parker Young Artists Filipe Manu andStephanie Wake-Edwards, 67 members of theOrchestra of the Royal Opera House and members of the Royal Opera Chorus performing together in person for the
first time since we closed our doors to the public on 16 March.
On Friday 9 October, the second of these evenings will see The Royal Ballet return for a unique celebration as the
whole Company are reunited on their home stage for the first time in seven
months. The Company will perform the programme, together with the Orchestra
of the Royal Opera House, in what promises to be a dance event not to be
missed in a showcase of heritage and modern highlights from The Royal
Ballet’s repertory. Further details of The Royal Ballet event and the
Autumn 2020 Season will follow in the coming weeks.
∑ Tickets and details on how to watch can be found at roh.org.uk.
∑ The Royal Opera: Live in Concert
is priced at £16.00 and available for 30 days.
∑ Please note that participating artists are subject to change due to
challenging travel and quarantine restrictions.
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product_id=Above: Rehearsals for Live from Covent Garden, 20 June 2020
Photo credit: Tristram Kenton