Pack a picnic and prosecco and enjoy free culture on your doorstep. On Tuesday 9 July, The Royal Opera’s beautiful production of Mozart’s great comedy The Marriage of Figaro is broadcast live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to sites all over the UK from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight.

The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s greatest comedy, features a stunning score that includes ingenious ensembles, ravishing duets and emotionally potent arias. David McVicar’s beautiful production brings out both the comedy and the tenderness of this wonderful opera. The role of Figaro will be sung by Olivier Award-winning baritone Christian Gerhaher and his fiancée Susanna by soprano Joélle Harvey. The seductive Count Almaviva is sung by baritone Simon Keenlyside and German soprano Julia Kleiter makes her Royal Opera debut as his long-suffering wife Countess Almaviva. Acclaimed conductor John Eliot Gardiner returns to the Royal Opera House to conduct.

The Royal Opera House BP Big Screens, which broadcast free ballet and opera to audiences across the UK, began in 1987 and have increased in popularity ever since. In 2019, The Royal Opera offers three BP Big Screen performances: Romeo and Juliet on 11 June, Carmen on 2 July and The Marriage of Figaro on 9 July. These screenings give audiences the chance to experience free culture at 24 sites across the UK, from Aberdeen to the Isle of Wight.

The Marriage of Figaro will be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube and OperaVision.

The BP Big Screens are free to attend. The Marriage of Figaro starts at 6.30pm with pre-show content and the performance begins at 7pm. Share on social using @royaloperahouse and #ROHfigaro. All the Royal Opera House BP Big Screens are rated 12A.