Royal Opera House two new Friday Premières

Published: 27 February 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

The Marriage of Figaro ROH 2015 Credit: Mark Douet
The Royal Ballet in Elite Syncopations Credit: Tristram Kenton

The Royal Opera House's next two new Friday Premières to be streamed online will be Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Kenneth MacMillan’s Elite Syncopations.

On 5 March, a 2015 recording of David McVicar’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, set in a château in 1830, features Erwin Schrott as Figaro, Sophie Bevan as Susanna, Stéphane Degout as Count Almaviva, Ellie Dehn as Countess Almaviva and Kate Lindsey as Cherubino. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus are conducted by Ivor Bolton.

Kenneth MacMillan’s Ragtime Elite Syncopations featuring music by Scott Joplin streams 12 March in a recording is taken from The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage performance which took place in October 2020, the first time that the company had performed together on stage in seven months.

Titles currently available for streaming include La Fille mal gardée (The Royal Ballet, 2015), Il trittico (The Royal Opera, 2011), Raymonda Act III (The Royal Ballet, 2019), Tony and the Young Artists (The Royal Opera, 2021) and The Sleeping Beauty (The Royal Ballet, 2020).