The Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH) has announced its first live concerts since the venue’s closure on 17 March as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Live from Covent Garden’ is a series of three performances to be broadcast via YouTube and Facebook.
The first concert, on 13 June at 7.30pm, will be hosted by the BBC’s Anita Rani and the Royal Opera House’s Director of Music, Antonio Pappano, and will see the ROH open its theatre to a select group of musicians, artists and performers.
The concert will be free, with works by Benjamin Britten and George Frideric Handel, both of whom have a long history with the ROH, as well as George Butterworth and Mark-Anthony Turnage, performed by stars including Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley.
The following two performances on Saturday 20 June and Saturday 27 June will be available to view live and on demand for £4.99 and will include a host of ballet and opera direct from The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
For more details of performances, dates and times, please visit the ROH website or follow #OurHouseToYourHouse on the Royal Opera House’s social media channels.
Header photo: Louise Alder in Orpheus © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey