Watch opera from your sofa

Watch opera from your sofa

By Admin | 29/05/2020

Watch opera from your sofa


FANCY a night at the opera?

The Royal Opera House in London has launched #OurHousetoYourHouse, a series of “live” premieres on offer free to viewers online.

The cultural hub in the capital will screen The Royal Ballet’s production of The Cellist at 7pm tomorrow night (Friday).

Next week’s show is Il Trittico, produced by The Royal Opera, followed by La Fille mal gardée, again by The Royal Ballet on June 12.

Mozart’s much-loved opera The Magic Flute completes the quartet of shows on June 19.

The Cellist is inspired by the momentous life and career of celebrated cellist Jacqueline du Pré, while Puccini's Il Trittico, is a collection of three one-act operas.

This is followed by Frederick Ashtons's La Fille mal gardée, starring Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nuñez, and The Royal Opera's spell-binding production of The Magic Flute, starring Roderick Williams as Papageno.

Visit the ROH’s Facebook page or YouTube channel to watch the shows.

You can also hear operas on BBC Radio 3, including Dvorak’s Rusalka on June 18, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on June 25 and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville on July 9, while the ballet Romeo and Juliet can be seen on BBC iPlayer.

Children can head to the opera house’s virtual classroom and find out how you can make your own theatrical snow machine for their model theatre.