Live from Covent Garden ? ROH 2016. Photograph by Sim Canetty-Clarke
Live from Covent Garden ? ROH 2016. Photograph by Sim Canetty-Clarke

Royal Opera House announces first live concert since beginning of lockdown

Three unique shows featuring performances from The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet will be broadcast live from Covent Garden via YouTube and Facebook.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Brand Engagement and Social Media)
Wednesday 3 June 2020, 1.54pm

The Royal Opera House?has announced?‘Live from Covent Garden’,?a series of three?unique?performances?to be broadcast live via YouTube?and Facebook?from its?world-famous?home in?Covent Garden.

The?first?concert,?on 13 June at 7.30pm, will be?hosted by?the BBC’s?Anita Rani?and the Royal Opera House’s very own Director of Music,?Antonio?Pappano,?and?will?see the ROH?go behind the scenes as we?open?our?theatre to a?select group?of musicians, artists and performers?in?the first live?concerts?since?closing?its doors?to the public?on?17?March.

The concerts?will?be a celebration of ballet and opera, from our?house to your house, as social distancing and lockdown measures mean the Royal Opera House’s building remains?closed to live audiences.

The first concert?will be free and will include?work?from?Benjamin Britten?and?George?Frideric?Handel,?both of whom have a long history with the ROH, as well as accompanying work from?George?Butterworth?and?Turnage,?performed by stars including?Louise Alder,?Toby Spence?and?Gerald Finley. We also look forward to an intimate?world premiere by?Wayne McGregor, Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. Further details of this exciting new work will be announced in due course.

Showcasing the best of?The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet companies, and?curated by Director of Music,?Antonio?Pappano,?Director of The Royal Ballet?Kevin O’Hare?and Director of Opera?Oliver?Mears,?the ROH is proud to?present?some of?the?world’s finest?talent in opera,?alongside?intimate performances from a select number?of?dancers from?The Royal Ballet.?All broadcast?live and direct?to living rooms across the globe.

The following two performances on?Saturday 20 June?and?Saturday 27 June?will be available?to view?live and?on demand for?just?£4.99?and will include a?host?of ballet and opera?direct?from The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet?and?the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

For more details of performances, follow?#OurHouseToYourHouse?on the Royal Opera House’s social media channels.