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Royal Opera House announces two new broadcasts in #OurHouseToYourHouse series

Published 12 June 2020

The Royal Opera House today announced two new productions to the #OurHouseToYourHouse programme, featuring free online broadcasts, musical masterclasses, and cultural highlights that can be accessed by audiences for free anywhere, anytime.

The series of weekly broadcasts available on Facebook and YouTube every Friday at 7pm will now include the Royal Ballet’s Olivier Award winning Woolf Works on 26 June and La bohème on 3 July.

Woolf Works is choreographed by Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor and takes inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves as well as her letters, essays and diaries. The triptych of ballets is set to a commissioned score by Max Richter and stars Guest Artist Alessandra Ferri as Woolf.

Richard Jones’s production of Puccini’s La bohème tells the story of Rodolfo, a poet, and Mimì, a seamstress, who fall in love but whose happiness is threatened by Mimì’s illness. With designs by Stewart Laing, the 2017 recording stars Nicole Car as Mimì, Michael Fabiano as Rodolfo, Mariusz Kwiecień as Marcello and Simona Mihai as Musetta. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus are conducted by Antonio Pappano.

In the episodes prior to the above, audiences can watch the YouTube and Facebook premiere of The Magic Flute on Friday 19 June at 7pm. Mozart’s glorious opera is brought to life in David McVicar’s classic production, with evocative designs by John Macfarlane. The colourful score encompasses the renowned coloratura arias for Sabine Devieilhe’s Queen of the Night, lyrical love duets for Mauro Peter’s Tamino and Siobhan Stagg’s Pamina and hearty, folksong-like arias for Roderick Williams’s Papageno. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus are conducted by Julia Jones.

You can also check out the Royal Opera Houses’s new Live from Covent Garden concert series, the first of which premieres tomorrow with the second following on Saturday 2 June at 7.30pm.

If you’d like to learn more about the above, check out the Royal Opera House website by clicking here. And if you wish to find out what else is on in the virtual theatre world, pop over to our online calendar for all the latest.

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