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
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.
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.
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.