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Our House to Your House – July 2020 Royal Opera House Highlights

 

The Royal Opera House continues with its OurHouseToYourHouse programme, featuring free online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural highlights that can be accessed by audiences anywhere, anytime.

The ROH will be making available three new productions in our series of free weekly broadcasts available on Facebook and YouTube every Friday at 7pm:

Romeo and Juliet, The Royal Ballet, 2019 – 10 July, 7pm BST

Faust, The Royal Opera, 2019 – 17 July, 7pm BST

The Sleeping Beauty, 2020 – 24 July, 7pm BST

Kenneth MacMillan’s dramatic Romeo and Juliet celebrates its 55th anniversary this year. Performed more than four hundred times by The Royal Ballet, it has become a classic of the Company’s repertory. Sergey Prokofiev’s iconic score and Nicholas Georgiadis magnificent designs bring the passionate Shakespearean tragedy to life. The 2019 recording stars Yasmine Naghdi as Juliet, Matthew Ball as Romeo, Valentino Zucchetti as Mercutio, Benjamin Ella as Benvolio, Gary Avis as Tybalt and Nicol Edmonds as Paris. Pavel Sorokin conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

David McVicar’s production of Gounod’s Faust tells the story of the aged philosopher Faust who makes a bargain with the devil Méphistophélès: in return for youth and the love of Marguerite, Faust will surrender his soul to the devil. The 2019 recording stars Michael Fabiano as Faust, Erwin Schrott as Méphistophélès and Irina Lungu as Marguerite. The Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House are conducted by Dan Ettinger.

The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of the classic fairy tale The Sleeping Beauty brings to life the world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells. The Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II with The Sleeping Beauty and in 2006 Monica Mason and Christopher Newton restored the original staging. With choreography by Marius Petipa, additional choreography by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon and a masterful score by Tchaikovsky, the 2020 recording stars Fumi Kaneko as Princess Aurora, 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.

On Friday 10 July at 7pm, BBC Four will screen Royal Opera House: The Reopening in which Anita Rani, Katie Derham and Antonio Pappano will introduce highlights from the three Live from Covent Garden concerts. The 90-minute programme will include the world premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Morgen performed by Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales, Vadim Muntagirov’s performance of Frederick Ashton’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits, the central pas de deux from Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto performed by Fumi Kaneko and Reece Clarke and a pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour performed by Mayara Magri and Matthew Ball. Also featured are performances of classic opera arias and songs by Gerald Finley, Louise Alder, Toby Spence, David Butt Philip, Sarah Connolly and the Royal Opera House’s Jette Parker Young Artists, alongside musicians from the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

The Royal Opera House’s Create and Learn series continues to offer free home learning resources for families around the globe to explore the magical world of theatre from home. This week’s theme is ‘Transformations’ and our virtual classroom invites children and young people to make their own potion bottle, inspired by The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

As part of its Opera on 3 series, BBC Radio 3 will broadcast The Royal Opera’s performance of Richard Strauss’s Elektra (2013) with Christine Goerke in the title role on Saturday 4 July at 6.30pm. This will be followed by The Royal Opera’s performance of Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2016) as the Opera Matinee on Thursday 9 July at 2pm. Currently available on demand on BBC Sounds are The Royal Opera’s performances of Szymanowski’s King Roger (2015), Dvořák’s Rusalka (2012), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (2013) and Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (2014).

For more information, visit the Royal Opera House website here

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The Royal Opera House Cinema Festival – 3 December 2018 to 6 January 2019

The Royal Opera House will launch its first ever Cinema Festival on Monday 3 December in the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre. Children can go free to all Saturday and Sunday cinema matinée performances and to The Nutcracker on 3 December. The Cinema Festival will feature 21 titles that celebrate the breadth of ballet and opera repertory shown in cinemas since the Royal Opera House’s first broadcast ten years ago.

Specially curated, free-for-children screenings include The Nutcracker live (3 December, 7.15pm), La Fille mal gardée (8 December, 2pm), The Magic Flute (9 December, 4pm), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (15 December, 2pm), Cendrillon (16 December, 4pm), both Anthony Dowell’s and Liam Scarlett’s versions of Swan Lake (22 December, 2pm, and 5 January, 2pm, respectively), The Winter’s Tale (23 December, 4pm) and Romeo and Juliet (29 December, 2pm). Richard Jones’s staging of La bohème (30 December, 4pm) and Giselle which brings the cinema festival to an end on 6 January at 4pm.

Further highlights include The Royal Ballet’s Sylvia (7 December, 7pm, featuring former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell and Guest Artist Roberto Bolle), John Copley’s acclaimed Royal Opera production of La bohème (8 December, 7pm, featuring Hibla Gerzmava and Teodor Ilincai), La traviata featuring soprano Renée Fleming and tenor Joseph Calleja (15 December, 7pm), Otello (21 December, 7pm, featuring German tenor Jonas Kaufmann) and Manon, featuring current Royal Ballet Principals Sarah Lamb and Vadim Muntagirov (28 December, 7pm).

Cinema festival audiences will be the first visitors to enjoy the brand new, state-of-the-art Linbury Theatre, which opens in January 2019.

Tickets cost £10-£17 for adults and are free for children aged 5 to 15 years old for The Nutcracker on 3 December and all Saturday and Sunday matinee performances. There is a maximum of two children with any one adult.

For more information and tickets , visit the Royal Opera House website here

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Romeo and Juliet at the Garrick Theatre – 12th May to 13th August 2016

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Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet, Derek Jacobi as Mercutio and Meera Syal as The Nurse, in Shakespeareʼs heartbreaking tale of forbidden love.

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the Theatre website here

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Display Review : Curtain Up at the Victoria and Albert Museum – 9th February to 31st August 2016

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards in April 2016, The Victoria and Albert Museum present a display entitled Curtain Up which showcases material from multi-award-winning productions such as The Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line and Wolf Hall.

The display was created by acclaimed stage designer Tom Piper who invites visitors to glimpse behind the scenes explore the extraordinary story of the world’s two greatest theatrical cities, London’s West End and New York’s Broadway.

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(c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

On display are objects drawn from the extensive collections of the V&A and The Library for the Performing Arts supplemented with key loans from private collections. Visitors will be able to see original costume designs from The Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line, The Producers, Chicago and the Lion King.

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Other highlights include Joey from War Horse and costumes from Romeo and Juliet, worn by Rudolf Nureyev and The Audience, worn by Dame Helen Mirren.

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Although visitors will be dazzled by the costumes, the display considers the behind the scenes aspect of the shows. There is plenty of material on script-writing, production, direction, design (lighting, sound, set, and costume), music and choreography.

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The display also features set models, scripts, photographs and film from past productions such as Carousel, Arcadia, and Sunday In The Park With George, including footage from the V&A’s National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT), New York.

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This display is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The display will transfer to The Library for the Performing Arts in New York from 19 October 2016 – June 2017.

Curtain Up is a wonderfully entertaining display that compliments the extensive V&A collection Theatre and Performance collection that is located next to the new display and is also well worth a visit. London is one of the great theatrical cities and the wide range of material pays homage to the numerous awarding winning productions that began in the West End. One of the delights of the display is the material from behind the scenes that gives some insight into the creative process that underpins these type of productions.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

Visitor Information

Free Admission

9 February – 31 August 2016

Theatre & Performance, Room 104

Daily 10.00 –17.30

Friday 10.00 –21.30

If you would like further information, visit the Victoria and Albert website here 

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Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare’s Globe – 27 April to 8 May 2015

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Violence  between their rival families is the prelude to Shakespeare’s  classic tale of love and loss.  The familiar story  will performed  at the Globe on an Elizabethan-style stage  in a production that gets to the heart of one of the greatest of all love stories.

Performed by a  small troupe of travelling players, the production  takes to the road before returning to the Globe.

Directed by
Dominic Dromgoole and Tim Hoare

Designed by
Andrew D Edwards

Music Composed by
Bill Barclay

Cast
Matt Doherty
Paris/Tybalt

Steffan Donnelly
Mercutio/Prince

Steven Elder
Capulet

Sarah Higgins
Nurse

Tom Kanji
Friar Laurence/Benvolio

Cassie Layton
Juliet

Hannah McPake
Lady Capulet

Samuel Valentine
Romeo

For more information or to book tickets, visit the Shakespeare’s Globe website here

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Romeo and Juliet at the National Theatre – 29 Oct to 14 Nov 2014

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A modern city. A deadly feud. And a pair of star-crossed lovers.

Set against a vibrant urban backdrop, bursting full of excitement, colour, dancing and live song, a company of eight recreate the most famous love story of all time.

Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love…

Join us for this swift, contemporary celebration of Shakespeare’s much loved drama as we bring Romeo and Juliet to life for a new generation.

Suitable for families with children aged 8-12 years old.

Note to teachers and guardians:
This production of Romeo and Juliet has been created specifically for 8 – 12-year-olds (Years 4 – 7) and is designed very much as a first experience of Shakespeare. Although the adaptation uses the original Shakespeare text throughout, it has been edited significantly to ensure that it is accessible for the targeted age range and is therefore not really suitable for older students studying the play. The production also involves audience participation which has again been designed specifically to support the engagement of a younger audience with the production.
Temporary theatre
Running time 60 minutes

If you would like further information or book tickets , visit the National Theatre website here

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