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The lights are on again at the Royal Opera House

Simon Smith

Royal Opera House announces first live events since lockdown

9:36, 12th June 2020


The Royal Opera House has announced that it will be streaming a series of live performances from its home in Covent Garden, the first live events at the Opera House since the venue closed its doors on 17 March.

The inaugural ‘Live from Covent Garden’ concert takes place on on 13 June at 7.30pm, hosted by the BBC’s Anita Rani and ROH director of music, Antonio Pappano, taking viewer behind the scenes of the opera house and featuring select group of musicians, artists and performers.

The first concert will be free to view and will include music by Britten and  Handelboth of whom have historical associations with the ROH. Works by composers George Butterworthand Mark-Anthony Turnage will also feature, performed by stars including Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley. There will also be a world premiere from Wayne McGregor, resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet.

This free concert will be followed up with further pay to view  performances on Saturday 20 June and Saturday 27 June.

For more details of performances, dates and times,  click here


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