The Royal Opera House is proud to continue its curated #OurHouseToYourHouse programme featuring free online broadcasts, musical masterclasses and cultural highlights that audiences can access for free anywhere, anytime.
We are delighted to announce the next in our series of free weekly production broadcasts with a Facebook and YouTube premiere of The Royal Opera’s Cendrillon on Friday 22 May at 7pm. Based on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, Laurent Pelly’s production of Massenet’s opera stars Joyce DiDonato in the title role, with Alice Coote as Prince Charming, Eglise Guttiérez as Fairy Godmother, Ewa Podleś as Madam de la Haltière, Jean-Philippe Lafont as Pandolfe and Madeleine Pierard as Noémie. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
On Thursday 7 May, audiences will have the chance to go behind the scenes as we hand over the reins of the ROH Instagram to Joseph Calleja, as he hosts a live Q & A, ahead of his performance in Friday's La traviata broadcast. Join us live on Facebook and YouTube on Friday 8 May from 7pm as theatre director Sir Richard Eyre and American soprano Ailyn Perez curate the ROH Friday premiere La traviata to audiences across the globe.
Our virtual classroom for families across the globe this week presents Fabulous Creatures and invites children and young people to create their own creepy crawly caterpillar puppet like the one Alice encounters on her Adventures in Wonderland. Take a look at how to create your own caterpillar here.
The Lost Thing, a collaboration between Candoco Dance Company and The Royal Opera will be available as a special Bank Holiday Weekend broadcast on the ROH’s Learning Platform from 12 noon on Friday 8 May. Suitable for ages 6+, The Lost Thing is a musical reimaging of Shaun Tan’s illustrated book featuring a cast of disabled and non-disabled singers, dancers and musicians.
Royal Opera House content continues to be available through our ongoing partnership with the BBC. The Royal Opera’s performances of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra (2018) and Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (2014) are currently available on BBC Sounds. Also available on BBC iPlayer is the film Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words, a creative reimagining of Kenneth MacMillan’s seminal ballet, produced and directed by multiple award-winning Michael Nunn and William Trevitt of BalletBoyz and featuring dancers of The Royal Ballet.
For details of all ROH broadcasts, creative activities and unique content, follow #OurHouseToYourHouse.