The Royal Ballet announces free programme of online content!

Live Fire Exercise. Federico Bonelli and Lauren Cuthbertson ©ROH, Bill Cooper, 2011

The Royal Opera House announced a FREE live programme of full-length productions to spread the joy of ballet and opera during these uncertain times. They will be broadcast via Royal Opera House Facebook and YouTube channels, allowing you to enjoy them from the comfort of your own home. #OurHouseToYourHouse

The Royal Opera House will be offering a free programme of curated online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural insights that get under the skin of both ballet and opera and offer everyone a unique look behind the scenes at one of the world’s most famous cultural institutions.

Dancers of The Royal Ballet in Act II of The Winter’s Tale © ROHJohan Persson, 2014
Dancers of The Royal Ballet in Act II of The Winter’s Tale © ROHJohan Persson, 2014

Here is the schedule of the performances:

Peter and the Wolf

27 March 2020, 7pm GMT

This children’s ballet, set to music by Prokofiev, is about a boy who isn’t afraid of the big, bad wolf. It is performed by the Royal Ballet School.

Acis and Galatea

3 April 2020, 7pm BST

A collaboration between the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet companies, created by Wayne McGregor and set to music by Handel. Based on Greek mythology, it tells the story of a mortal shepherd and a goddess’ doomed love.

The Metamorphosis

17 April 2020, 7pm BST

A contemporary piece by Arthur Pita, created on Royal Ballet Principal Dancer, Edward Watson. It is based on the novella by Franz Kafka, about how one family reacts when their son wakes up, transformed into a monstrous insect.

You can learn more here!

The Winter’s Tale

Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.