Royal Opera House shows to be broadcast live around world

    Sarah Lamb as Juliet in The Royal Ballet production of Romeo and Juliet (1965) choreographed by Kenneth MacMIllan (1929-1992) to music by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) with set and costume designs by Nicholas Georgiadis (1923-2001) and lighting design by John B. Read. Performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 13 February 2010. ARPDATA ; ROMEO AND JULIET ; Music by Prokofiev ; Choreography by MacMillan ; The Royal Ballet ; At the Royal Opera House, London, UK ; 13 February 2010 ; Credit: Royal Opera House / ArenaPAL

    The Royal Opera House has announced plans to bring 12 of its big-hitting productions to the masses this autumn, by having them relayed live to 1,500 cinemas across 35 countries.

    The ROH is one of the most well-respected global bastions of culture – and ticket prices are often reflective of the calibre and high cost of the productions performed on its hallowed stage. This is, then, a forward-thinking move in the democratisation of the opera for the masses.

    The season kicks of with a live broadcast of The Royal Ballet’s Kenneth MacMillan production of Romeo and Juliet on 22 September, with music from Sergey Prokofiev. Continuing all the way through to June 2016, other highlights include Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro(5 October); The Nutcracker (16 December); La Traviata (4 February); and Frankenstein (18 May).

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    Photo credit: ROH/Johan Persson.


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