Royal Opera House first live concert after lockdown next week

For London’s playhouses and concert halls, there’s nothing really like being on the home stage. The Old Vic was the first to publicly confirm their return, with a revival of last year’s production of Lungs, and today the Royal Opera House has announced their grand return. A new series called ‘Live from Covent Garden’ will welcome three amazing performances to the Royal Opera House’s famous stage, with the first coming on June 13

Hosted by the BBC’s Anita Rani and Director of Music at the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano, the opening concert will have music from the likes of Benjamin Britten and George Frideric Handel, and opera stars including Louise Alder, Gerald Finley, and Toby Spence. You’ll also be able to see the world premiere of a new production by Wayne McGregor, who is The Royal Ballet’s Resident Choreographer. Best of all, this show will be streaming live for free on the Royal Opera House’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

‘Live from Covent Garden’ will proceed with two further shows on June 20 and 27, and while the details of those two are being kept secret, for now, the ROH assures a mix of ballet and opera. These two shows will be available live and on-demand for a charge of £4.99, and buying a ticket will support the Royal Opera House through their coronavirus-enforced closure. 

Find out more and access the live streams here.


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