The Royal Opera House has announced that while the wonderful theatre is closed to the public, they are bringing three very special performances streamed live from the Royal Opera House stage as part of their #OurHouseToYourHouse series. This is the first time a live performance will hit the Royal Opera House stage since lock down began. The Series of 3 very special live performances will kick off mid June with the cast performing while social distancing from one another and, while the theatre remains closed to live audiences, the performances will be streamed online for audiences to enjoy from the safety of their own home.
The first, co-hosted by the venue's director of music Antonio Pappano and Anita Rani from the BBC on 13 June at 7.30pm, will go behind-the-scenes at the Opera House and feature musicians and artists, all socially distanced from one another.Works from the likes of Benjamin Britten and George Frideric Handel will be performed, with turns from stars including Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley. The Royal Ballet's resident choreographer Wayne McGregor will also present a new intimate piece, with the full show being completely free.
The second and third shows, on 20 June and 27 June, will be available on-demand for £4.99 and feature ballet and opera created by The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.