Royal Opera House announces the next in its series of broadcasts for the culturally curious at home


Join the Royal Opera House as we continue our packed schedule of free online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural highlights with a suite of new content that audiences can access for free anywhere, anytime.

We are delighted to announce the next in our series of free weekly production broadcasts with a Facebook and YouTube premiere of The Royal Ballet’s The Winter’s Tale from 7pm BST on Friday 1 May, and The Royal Opera’s performance of Richard Eyre’s La traviata, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, from 7pm on Friday 8 May starring Renée Fleming and Joseph Calleja.

On Monday we will give audiences the opportunity to get under the skin of our art forms by handing the reins of the ROH Instagram account to former Royal Ballet Principal Zenaida Yanowsky, who performed with the company for over 23 years, and who will answer all of your questions via Instagram Stories.

We also look forward to the next episode of House Music, featuring the Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano, as he plays and discusses some of his favourite pieces from the opera repertory.

Last week, the Royal Opera House launched Create & Learn, a virtual classroom of free home-learning opportunities for children and young people to encourage their creativity. This week we are delighted to announce Royal Ballet Principal, Lauren Cuthbertson, will launch this week’s challenge inspired by the ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, which in turn is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s famous novel. Anyone can get involved in the activities between now and 17 July, with new activities and courses added every Friday.

The BBC will broadcast Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos on BBC Radio 3 as part of Opera on 3 on Saturday 25 April. This production was first broadcast in July 2014 as part of the Richard Strauss 150 celebration.

Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words is currently available on BBC iPlayer. Produced with the BBC and featuring dancers of The Royal Ballet, the film stars some of the most exciting dancers of their generation, directed and produced by multiple award-winning Michael Nunn and William Trevitt of BalletBoyz, this ground-breaking interpretation fuses The Royal Ballet’s heritage with BalletBoyz’ signature style and Prokofiev’s stirring score.

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