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 upcoming performances:

The Metamorphosis
BALLET

premiered 17 April 2020, 7pm BST, available until 17th of May

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
BALLET

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

Anastasia
BALLET

premieres on 15 May 2020, 7 pm BST (available until 29th of May)

Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia is a piece inspired by the true story of Anna Anderson, a woman who believed herself to be Anastasia, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and the only survivor from the assassination of the Romanovs in 1918. You can watch the performance here!

The Cellist
BALLET

premieres on 29th of May 2020, 7 pm BST (available until 12th of June)

The Royal Ballet’s The Cellist is choreographed by Cathy Marston, inspired by the momentous life and career of celebrated cellist Jacqueline du Pré and set to a commissioned score by Philip Feeney.

La Fille mal gardée
BALLET

premieres on 12th of June 2020, 7 pm BST (available until 12th of June)

Frederick Ashtons’s La Fille mal gardée from The Royal Ballet, starring Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nuñez

Woolf Works
BALLET

premieres  on 26 June, 7 pm BST

The Royal Ballet’s Olivier Award winning Woolf Works is choreographed by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and takes inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs DallowayOrlando and The Waves as well as her letters, essays and diaries. The triptych of ballets is set to a commissioned score by Max Richter and stars Guest Artist Alessandra Ferri as Woolf.

You can learn more here!

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