Ballet and Opera from the comfort of your home.
Missing your excursions to the Royal Opera House? There’s a new programme of totally free online broadcasts from Covent Garden which will be shown from the ROH Facebook and YouTube channels. Dates for your diary include the following
Peter and the Wolf, The Royal Ballet, 2010 – 27 March 2020, 7pm GMT
Acis and Galatea, The Royal Opera, 2009 – 3 April 2020, 7pm BST
Così fan Tutte, The Royal Opera, 2010 – 10 April 2020, 7pm BST
The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, 2013 – 17 April 2020, 7pm BST
You’ll find more information on the Royal Opera House website or on their Facebook page but all the productions should be available for 30 days from release.
They’ve also worked with Marquee TV, an international performing arts streaming service – and you can currently sign up for a free 30-day trial for the service which will bring you more recent opera and ballet productions, including La Traviata, Giselle and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. You’ll find all sorts of treasures on the Marquee TV service including some of the RSC’s best productions together with Opera and Ballet from around the world. After the free 30 day trial, there’s another offer at the moment and a full year will cost you just £69.99. You can watch Marquee TV on iOS, AppleTV, Android, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku and web devices. And you can even download shows to mobile to watch on the go.
Finally, you’ll find some content on radio, TV and online on BBC iPlayer. There’s Mayerline, Pappano’s greatest Arias and Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot available to watch at any time. And, Beethoven’s Fidelio, which we reviewed just before this crisis, is also scheduled to be broadcast on Radio 3 at 6.30 pm on Saturday 28 March.
We all really hope that the Royal Opera House can reopen soon – but in the short term, this should keep everyone busy!