More free Royal Opera and Royal Ballet productions online

Published: 16 May 2020
Reporter: Vera Liber

The Royal Opera House will continue its curated #OurHouseToYourHouse programme of free online broadcasts and musical masterclasses with four new works released on Facebook and YouTube each Friday at 7PM:

  • The Cellist, The Royal Ballet, 2020 (29 May): choreographed by Cathy Marston and inspired by the life and career of cellist Jacqueline du Pré, set to a score by Philip Feeney.
  • Il trittico, The Royal Opera, 2012 (5 June): a collection of three one-act operas conducted by Antonio Pappano with a cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek and Ermonela Jaho.
  • Frederick Ashtons’s La Fille mal gardée, The Royal Ballet, 2005 (12 June): starring Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nuñez.
  • The Magic Flute, The Royal Opera, 2017 (19 June): with a cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.

Anastasia (The Royal Ballet, 2016) is already available and Cendrillon (The Royal Opera, 2011) is to come on 22 May. The virtual classroom this week presents Forces of Nature and invites children and young people to create their own theatrical snow machine for their model theatre.

The Royal Opera’s performances of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (2016) will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Thursday 21 May, followed by Dvorak’s Rusalka (2012) on Thursday 18 June, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (2013) on Thursday 25 June and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (2016) on Thursday 9 July.

Also currently available on BBC iPlayer is the film Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words, a creative reimagining of Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet, produced and directed by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt of BalletBoyz and featuring dancers of The Royal Ballet.