The Royal Opera House will give opera fans worldwide the opportunity to see La Traviata streamed live on its website next month.
Marking the first time the iconic venue has offered individuals the chance to watch a complete opera for free online, the initiative marks the 25th anniversary of the Royal Opera House’s collaboration with BP.
Giuseppe Verdi’s moving and memorable masterpiece about a Parisian courtesan who renounces her indulgent lifestyle for love opens the BP Big Screen season on 20 May, when Richard Eyre’s production is broadcast live to 18 towns and cities across the country as well as online.
La Traviata will be followed on to the big screen later in the year by John Copley’s energetic take on Puccini’s La Bohème on 15 July and David McVicar’s dark and atmospheric production of Rigoletto on 17 September.
The Royal Opera House’s partnership with BP has so far enabled half a million people to enjoy the Covent Garden venue’s world-class opera and ballet productions via big screens in towns from Plymouth to Aberdeen.
Talking about the return of the initiative, the Royal Opera House’s Chief Executive Alex Beard said: “The BP Big Screens are a must-see event in many people’s summer calendar and a great way for new audiences to enjoy opera and ballet. As we look forward to another brilliant summer of free, world-class productions on the big screen, it’s a fitting time to congratulate BP for their 25 years’ support of the Royal Opera House.”
For a full list of venues where you can catch the trio of productions and to watch La Traviata online visit the Royal Opera House’s website.