ROH streams Young Artists and Friday Premieres

Published: 12 February 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Antonio Pappano in rehearsal Credit: Catherine Ashmore
Sleeping Beauty Credit: Helen Maybanks

The Royal Opera House's #OurHouseToYourHouse programme continues with Tony and the Young Artists, a celebration of music and song on 19 February and The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty on 26 February.

Tony and the Young Artists brings together Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, and performers from ROH’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards, soprano Alexandra Lowe and tenor Filipe Manu, to perform arias and duets from operas such as Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Gluck’s Orfeo Ed Euridice and Verdi’s Falstaff as well as songs by Weill and Bernstein.

Friday Premiere streams continue with The Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, marking 75 years since the company reopened the Royal Opera House after World War II with this ballet. The ballet features choreography by Marius Petipa, additional choreography by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon and a score by Tchaikovsky. Fumi Kaneko stars as Princess Aurora, with Federico Bonelli as Prince Florimund, Kristen McNally as Carabosse and Gina Storm-Jensen as the Lilac Fairy. Simon Hewett conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Titles currently available to purchase include Marguerite and Armand (The Royal Ballet, 2017), Cendrillon (The Royal Opera, 2011), La Fille mal gardée (The Royal Ballet, 2015), Il trittico (The Royal Opera, 2011) and Raymonda Act III (The Royal Ballet, 2019).

Over four evenings 17–20 February, Opera on 3 will broadcast The Royal Opera’s 2018 performance of Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Keith Warner’s production featuring Antonio Pappano conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and a cast including soprano Nina Stemme as Brünnhilde, baritone John Lundgren as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Fricka and tenor Stefan Vinke as Siegfried. Royal Ballet All-Star Gala, Royal Opera All-Star Gala and Tobias Kratzer’s 2020 production of Fidelio are currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer.