The Royal Opera House launches autumn digital programme with a new series of Friday Premieres and screenings on Sky Arts

his month ROH Friday Premieres return with three new titles. Priced at
£3.00, each will be available for 30 days streaming via
Launching on Friday 18 September, The Royal Opera’s production ofCarmen sees visionary director Barrie Kosky present a refreshing perspective on this
well-known opera. Conducted by

Jakub Hr?öa

, the magnificent cast includes

Anna Goryachova


Francesco Meli


Kostas Smoriginas


The Royal Ballet’s production of Dances at a Gathering will be screened on Friday
25 September. Jerome Robbins’ much-loved ballet made a
welcome return to the Royal Opera House as part of the 2019/20 Season after
an absence of 11 years. Choreographed by Robbins in 1969 for New York City
Ballet and set to music by FrÈdÈric Chopin, the ballet is
an exercise in pure dance for five couples and is regarded as a masterpiece
of subtlety and invention. This performance featuresMarianela NuÒez, Francesca Hayward, Yasmine Naghdi,Fumi Kaneko, Laura Morera, Alexander Campbell, William Bracewell, Federico Bonelli, Valentino Zucchetti
and Luca Acri.

Pietro Mascagni
’s Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (The Players) are
today Italian opera’s most famous double act. From Friday 2 October,
audiences can enjoy Damiano Michieletto’s 2015 Olivier
Award-winning production featuring

Eva-Maria Westbroek


Aleksandrs Antonenko


Elena Zilio


Dimitri Platanias


Martina Belli

and conducted by Antonio Pappano.

ROH productions continue to shine on Sky Arts. On Saturday
20 September, the free-to-air channel will broadcast The Royal Opera’s
performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (2017) with Ermonela Jaho and Marcelo Puente. On
Saturday 27 September they will broadcast The Royal Opera’s performance of Mozart’s CosÏ fan tutte (2016)
with Corinne Winters, Angela Brower and Daniel Behle.

Royal Opera House content continues to be available as part of our ongoing
partnership with the BBC. BBC Four is currently screening Tobias Kratzer’s new staging of Beethoven
’s Fidelio, featuring David Butt Philip and Lise Davidsen.

The Royal Opera: Live in Concert
remains available to watch on demand until Friday 2 October. Curated by The
Royal Opera’s Director of Music Antonio Pappano, the concert seesAigul Akhmetshina, Charles Castronovo, Gerald Finley, Kristine Opolais, Lisette Oropesa and Vito Priante
reunited for the first time with theOrchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus, performing much-loved classics of the
opera repertory.

Autumn also sees the launch of the ROH global Cinema Season in collaboration with event cinema
distributor, Trafalgar Releasing. The season opens on Tuesday 20 October
with The Royal Ballet’s production of Giselle. In
November, the Royal Opera’s productions – Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Verdi’s Macbeth make a return to the big screen. The
Season ends in time for Christmas, where from Thursday 10 December
audiences will be able to enjoy Peter Wright’s spectacular
production of The Nutcracker which has been
enchanting children and adults since its first performance by The Royal
Ballet in 1984.

After six months of closure, the Royal Opera House is thrilled to be
opening its doors to the public as part of Open House London weekend on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20
September, giving visitors a taste of one of the world’s most famous
theatres for free. In a specially-curated, socially-distanced programme
called Take a Bow, visitors will be granted
access to the Royal Opera House’s two world-class stages, with a chance to
glimpse the velvet, gilt and glamour of the Main Stage, as well as the
state-of-the-art new Linbury Theatre.