Ballet and opera resumes live from Covent Garden

Published: 13 June 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

Vadim Muntagirov as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake Credit: Bill Cooper
Sarah Connolly Credit: Jan Capinski

The Live from Covent Garden series marks the first live performances of opera and ballet at the Royal Opera House since the building closed on 17 March.

The first in the series of three Live from Covent Garden concerts will be live on the ROH web site on Saturday 13 June. The second on Saturday 20 June will feature a performance of Albert Schönberg’s reduction of Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde featuring tenor David Butt Philip, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly and soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet Vadim Muntagirov will perform Frederick Ashton’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits. Set to a lyrical score from Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, the solo was initially created in 1978 for Anthony Dowell, former Principal and Director of The Royal Ballet.

The second and third performances in the series will be available to view live and on demand for 14 days for £4.99 per household. The first concert is available to view for free both live and on demand for 14 days.

Details of the third concert on Saturday 27 June have yet to be announced.